Goldman Sachs Lunch Event

Representatives from Goldman Sachs will be visiting the Business School as part of the School of Business Investment Program’s Goldman Sachs Day event.

The Representatives would like to meet with underrepresented groups on campus to illuminate the need for increased diversity in the industry and point participants to opportunities available to underrepresented groups.

This event will take place in the Tate Gallery (School of Business – 5 Liberty Street) from 12:00pm t0 1:30pm on November 9th.

Lunch will be provided. Students can sign up for the event using the link here!


First-Gens in Tech 2022

HubSpot’s annual First-Gens in Tech Event is an experience for first-generation individuals interested in learning more about what it really means to work in the tech industry.

The tech industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries globally, and there are so many job opportunities in tech just waiting to be filled.

This year’s event will focus on helping students understand which roles will help them break into tech, learn how to combat and overcome imposter syndrome, and gain tips to help them land their first job in tech!

This event will take place Online Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

To register and learn more, please click here!

SC Innovates Pitch Competition

Participate in the 3rd Annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition!

The SC Innovates Pitch Competition is an Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition containing multiple colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina.

Students may participate in teams of 1 to 4 students. Teams work together to create new venture models. There is over $10,000 available in cash prizes for winning teams.

Check out a description of the competition below:

Phase 1 Submission Deadline:  Pitch Deck + Pitch Video = due by 10/30/2022 (11:59pm ET)

  1. Students must fill out a simple official entry form and Email their completed slide deck to before the deadline
  2. 5 Slide Pitch Deck
  • Slide 1:  Title Slide – venture name, team member names, contact info, and YouTube link
  • Slide 2:  Problem… What problem/pain point creates a promising business opportunity?
  • Slide 3:  Solution… How does your product/service offer a unique solution for people’s lives?
  • Slide 4:  Revenue Model… What are the different ways you will make money short- and long-term?
  • Slide 5:  Social and/or Environmental Impact… How do you plan to make a significant and positive difference? (17 Global Goals) (Intro to Social Entrepreneurship)

       Hint: Use a combination of bullet points and images to make your idea stand out (pitch deck examples)

  1. 90 Second Pitch Video
  • The pitch video is your opportunity to tell the story of your business idea and to stand out from other entries… there is no specific format for the video
  • A straightforward approach would be using a screen-sharing software (Screencastify or Zoom) to record yourself discussing the slides
  • Other approaches could involve iMovie, Powtoon, or other video editing programs, making an animated video or sketchbook, interviewing potential customers about your idea, etc.
  • Upload your video to YouTube.  Make sure viewing permissions are NOT set to private.  We suggest using the unlisted setting.  Include the YouTube link on the Title Slide.


  • Up to 15 semifinalists will advance to the Virtual Finale on Wednesday, 11/16/2022.
  • $10,000+ will be awarded for the best student ideas… all semifinalists guaranteed at least $100

Last year, out of the 15 Universities, the College of Charleston had 5 of the 15 semi-finalists and 3 overall winners: .

  • 3rd Place – Guestaurant | College of Charleston ($1,000)
  • 5th Place – DrinkSafe | College of Charleston ($750)
  • People’s Choice – FloodWatch | College of Charleston ($500)

For any additional information, please reach out to Professor Affonso or Dr. Wyman.

Compensation 101 Alumni Panel

Compensation 101: How Employers Determine Your Worth, How to Negotiate & Alumni Mega Panel. 

Next Wednesday, October 26th, the Career Center is hosting an Alumni panel discussing compensation for employment opportunities.

This event is open to all students and is from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in Stern Ballroom.

This opportunity is great for all students, specifically students expecting job offers in the coming year.

This will be a great way to learn about the reality of life after college and understand what makes a competitive employment offer. Students will also learn from Alumni as they share insights on their companies, what goes into an offer letter, and other perks students should be on the lookout for!

To register for this event, please click here!

Learn About Careers with BMW

BMW Virtual Information Session on Tuesday, October 25 from 9:40 am -10:40 am. 

This is a great opportunity for any student who did not get to speak to BMW at the Career Fair.

Last year, 2022 Honors College Graduate, Harrison Todd, began working at BMW after he graduated from the College.

Below can be found the meeting information. For any additional questions, please reach out to Professor Affonso.

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 364 552 502 498Passcode: yfmNbZ

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Join with a video conferencing device

Video Conference ID: 125 596 011 4

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Or call in (audio only)

+1 864-565-0487,,296468915#   United States, Greenville

Phone Conference ID: 296 468 915#

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Winthrop University U.S. Dept. of Ed TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement projects

Winthrop McNair Scholars offers a paid summer research internship ($2800), summer room & board, and faculty mentoring. McNair Scholars present their research at a national conference, and many have earned national awards for their presentations.

Additionally, Winthrop’s McNair program pays for students’ travel to conferences, graduate school fairs, graduate school test prep & fees, graduate school application fees, and more! 

Winthrop’s McNair Scholars produce award winning research and go on to succeed in highly competitive graduate programs. This past summer, Winthrop students earned 25% of all of the awards at the Winthrop conference, 62.5% of the 8 first place awards, and 83% of the first place awards for the 6 categories in which they competed.

McNair Scholars receive guidance throughout the graduate application and interview process as well as help finding funding for graduate study. More information about the program is available here!

Applications are accepted year-round, but the deadline for priority consideration this year is Oct. 17. Recommendations are due by Oct. 24.

Please check out our application page to see if you are eligible.

If you think you might be eligible, please complete this online survey.

Interested students may check out a Discussion Session to learn more!

    • Discussion Focus: Program Purpose and Eligibility
    • Discussion Focus: Application Questions


Supply Chain Management, Financial Planning, Business Technology Platforms, & More!

SAP is hosting ‘Day in the Life’ sessions for a variety of their positions.

SAP is an interdisciplinary company that offers a wide variety of services, including Enterprise Resource Training, Financial Planning, Business Technology Platform, Supply Chain Management, and Human Capital Management.

The ‘Day in the Life’ sessions will give interested students an in-depth look at what a career with SAP looks like. Check out the sessions to learn more!

Check out the following Day in the Life Sessions:

Day in the Life of an SAP Developer Date: 20 September 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP UX Designer Date: 27 September 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP Support Engineer Date: 3 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP Data Scientist Date: 4 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom

Day in the Life of an SAP Services Delivery Consultant Date: 11 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP Services Delivery Consultant Date: 18 October 2022 Time: 5pm EST Location: Zoom

Day in the Life of an SAP Sales Rep Date: 19 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom

Day in the Life of an SAP Support Engineer Date: 20 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom

Learn more about SAP here!

Attention Book Lovers!

The College of Charleston has FREE tickets to the Charleston Literary Festival!

The Charleston Literary Festival will take place from November 4th through 13th, and will feature renowned authors, including Geraldine Brooks, Frans de Waal, Eddie Glaude Jr., Tiya Miles, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Patrick Radden Keefe, Renee Dudley, Elizabeth Williamson, and many more.

Students and faculty may order them online for free (while supplies last) using the promotional code COLLEGE. The code will be applied at checkout and expires on October 21: