Opportunity for Neuroscience Research Experience at MUSC

The Otis Laboratory studies the neurobiology of reward seeking and addiction. It is seeking one or two highly-motivated individuals pursuing a B.S/B.A. in biological sciences, neuroscience, or related disciplines. Work will include in vivo methods, such as mouse handling, behavioral testing, microscopy, and surgical techniques. Previous experience in a laboratory setting is not required. Interested candidates should send a short statement of interest and CV to former CofC student and current PhD candidate in neuroscience at MUSC, Kelsey Vollmer, at vollmerk@musc.edu.

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Research

Rapper Linqua Franqa to Perform at The Royal American

Mariah Parker is a young, black, openly queer, community organizer, recently elected city council woman in Athens, GA who is also a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at the University of Georgia, and rapper. After speaking at the College on February 27th, Parker will  be performing under her stage name, Linqua Franqa, at The Royal American on Friday, February 28th at 6pm (no cover charge). Parker’s visit to the College is being supported by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, as well as the Honors College and other departments/programs on campus.

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Apply for the Market Process Scholars Program

The Market Process Scholars Program is seeking freshmen and sophomores to apply for the 2020-2021 cohort. Market Process Scholars is a multi-year mentoring program for students interested in business applications of economics, philosophy, and political science. The program develops professional, research, and leadership skills through exposure to a broad range of successful academic scholars and business executives representing diverse fields of study, organizational cultures, leadership styles, and measures of personal and organizational success.

Market Scholars are selected based on eligibility criteria and strength of application, which includes the application form, academic record, faculty recommendation, cover letter, and resume. Students are invited to participate in a panel interview conducted by College of Charleston faculty, and Director of Student Programs Dr. Beatriz Maldonado.

Instruction to apply are available here. Applications are due March 15, 2020.

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Clubs and Organizations

Help with Data Collection and Entry at MUSC

Work on projects focused on cognitive and brain changes in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimaging and neuropsychological testing are being used in longitudinal studies, and a new research and clinical program is being planned which uses behavioral interventions and transcranial magnetic stimulation for patients with early stage Alzheimer’s disease (i.e. Mild Cognitive Impairment).

MUSC is particularly interested in students who are driven and have the aptitude for admission to graduate school in clinical psychology or neurosciences, as it has the ideal mentoring and supportive resources to ensure success.

Contact Dr. Andreana Benitez at benitez@musc.edu if you are interested in this opportunity.

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Research

Three Job Opportunities with AmeriCorps

Do you have a passion for literacy, education, and/or working with elementary school children? Consider Reading Partners as a post-graduation option. Reading Partners is a proven program that really works. As students gain proficiency in reading, they gain confidence and self esteem. Only 1 in 4 students in the Charleston area elementary schools are proficient readers. Reading Partners is trying to help. Its success relies heavily on its AmeriCorp workforce and the recruitment of 900+ volunteers to come into the schools and work one-on-one with the students.

Reading Partners is actively recruiting 43 AmeriCorps Members for next year. Review the job descriptions, then apply.

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Internships & Jobs

Call for Academic and Creative Submissions

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2020 issue of Aisthesis, its undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles from all fields of research are welcome. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 20, 2020. Guidelines can be found here.

Please email questions to honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page for updates.

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Research

Advocacy and Accessibility Workshop

On February 20th, the Honors College is hosting a workshop on disability rights and advocacy, led by CofC grad Alex Jackson, a local disability rights advocate, and Erin Ulmer, a graduate of the Honors College and Executive Director of Camp Rise Above. Students interested in disability rights, advocacy, and/or the intricacies of nonprofit organizations should strongly consider attending.

Posted on February 5, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair

The Career Center’s annual Spring Career and Internship Fair is being held Thursday, February 13 from 1:00-4:00pm in TD Arena. This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with company representatives who are interested in hiring interns, as well as part-time and full-time employees. View company and organization details on Handshake.

Posted on February 5, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

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