Jumpstart Your Post-Grad Career through BMW’s PACE Program

BMW’s Professional Accelerated Cross-Functional Experience (PACE) Program develops entry level professional talent for BMW’s Plant Spartanburg.

The Program: The PACE program provides recent college graduates challenging work experiences in professional roles with both operational and project responsibilities. You will be an integral member of the team in the working areas to which you are assigned and will be given regular direction, training, and performance feedback to launch your professional career with the BMW Group. Each PACE associate also receives formal mentors at various levels in the company.

Great Fit For: Recent or forthcoming grads in: ENGR / CSCI / ACCT / FINC / SCIM

Next Steps: Applications are now open for PACE Group 33, with a January ’24 start date. Check out the job description for more details.

  • Honors Connection: Interested? Email us and we’ll connect you directly with an Honors alum working at BMW.

Capgemini RISE 2023

The Capgemini RISE program is an innovative, fast-tracked, speed-to-hire program designed exclusively for exceptional rising college seniors.

It’s the perfect opportunity for those who are eager to take on real-world challenges, develop their critical thinking skills, and gain exposure to a wide range of industries and cutting-edge technologies from around the world.

But wait, there’s more! Upon successful completion of the RISE program, you could be offered a full-time consulting position at Capgemini starting in 2024.Candidates will spend 4 days flexing critical-thinking skills against real-life problems to gain a true understanding of how working at a global consulting firm can support their career path.

Several Honors students have participated in and received job offers from Capgemini RISE  – Apply to Nashville RISE 2023 here! Learn more on the attached flyer.

Join the inaugural Launch X Cohort

The Launch X course explores different dilemmas entrepreneurs may encounter in launching their new ventures.

Each week will focus on a particular dilemma: Is the right team in place to build the company? How do you source the product sustainably?  Does the company have the funding needed to launch its expansion? How to deal with a partner who has gone rogue?

Students will utilize their own new ventures to debate potential solutions. The course will culminate in a Shark-Tank-style pitch for funding. 

Launch X will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in Beatty 120 (Impact X room) from 3:25 to 4:40. The course will be taught by Troy Knauss, an experienced entrepreneur, and investor in over 60 startups.

Interested students should apply for the Fall 2023 cohort here!

#MaroonMemories and Mentoring welcomes back Bryan Ko ’20

All CofC students are invited to join CofC alumnus Bryan Ko ’20 for a casual Maroon Memories and Mentoring chat when he return to campus on Tuesday, March 28. There are two separate opportunities to connect with Bryan:

  • 10:50 – 11:15 a.m. Fireside Chat with HONS 260 class in Beatty 120 (seven additional seats available)
  • 11:20- 12:05 p.m. Maroon Mentoring Lunch in Liberty Fresh Foods Co.

Great Fit For: Computer Information Systems / Business Management / Technologists

About Bryan: Bryan Ko ‘ 20 is an AIS Consultant with Adaptavist, an Enterprise software firm recently named to the Deloitte Fast 50. As a student at CofC, Bryan developed a “digital town hall” app through the ImpactX program. Learn more on LinkedIn.

Join the Conversation: All students are welcome! Register here to let us know you’re coming.

STEAM + ImpactX: Storytelling with Data and Impact X

Students interested in peer mentoring, storytelling, and pitching – Welcome to the Fall 2023 Honors STEAM + ImpactX Mentoring Cohort!

All Honors College Students – especially business and STEM majors – are invited to apply for one of the two Fall 23′ STEAM + Impact X Mentoring Cohorts.

HONS 265 (Storytelling with Data) and HONS 390 (Honors Impact X) are both being offered this Fall and heavily emphasize aspects of Mentoring and Storytelling, as well as several other benefits, including;

  • Learn how to tell/ share your story with data
  • Explore entrepreneurial concepts and innovative business strategies
  • Participate in pitch competitions and give public presentations
  • Attend networking events with Charleston-area entrepreneurs
  • Receive regular mentorship from peers, program alumni, and faculty

Students may apply for either course by March 31. Priority will be given to students who have taken HONS 205. Apply here: HONS 265 & HONS 390

Please contact Professor Affonso for any additional information.

Graphic Design Summer Internship

Ridge Media is seeking a motivated Graphic Design intern to join for the Summer of 2023. This is a full-time position focused on enhancing students’ graphic design skills in a real-world environment.

The design intern will work closely with various team members during the span of their internship. The intern’s major duties will include (but are not limited to) creating content for clients such as making social graphics, email marketing templates, strategic alignment plan designs, brand development, brochures, business cards, etc. based on the needs and wants of our clients. You will also be working with our account executives to brainstorm ideas for major projects, schedule social media, plan and attend photoshoots, and more!

About Ridge Media:

A versatile team of marketing consultants, Ridge Media is constantly adapting to the ever-evolving digital marketing landscape. Specializing in every aspect of content creation, web development, marketing, and branding, we are a marketing firm that is able to produce measurable and repeatable results for businesses while maintaining transparency and intelligibility when communicating those results with clients. Our primary goal is to utilize our unique skill set and platform to help scale our clients’ businesses.

What It’s Like to Work with Ridge Media:

Come join our laid-back, positive, and energetic workplace environment at Ridge Media. As a small, locally-owned business based in Greenville, SC we are a team of marketing professionals that work closely together for a host of local and regional clients. Expect to work hard but have a great time doing it.

Graphic Design Intern requirements are:

  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite Platforms
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Ability to prioritize correctly
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to Sarah Calhoun (sarah@ridgemediallc.com)

Sysco Summer Internship Program

Sysco, an International food distribution company, has up to $10,000 available in summer Internship opportunities.

The Sysco Summer Internship Program allows students interested in Corporate (GSC), Supply Chain, and Sales to earn 10,000 for a 10-week program (relocation stipends available).

Sysco has several internships open on a rolling basis. Click here to learn about specific opportunities available.

Please reach out to Professor Affonso for additional information!

Applications for the Fall ’23 SC Washington Semester Program are now open

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program (WSP) gives students in universities and colleges across the state of South Carolina the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees.

The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.

  • 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.

Great fit forMany CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.

Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.

  • Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.

How to apply: The application deadline is Sunday, March 5th, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.