The Opportunities Bulletin Board is the place for graduate student related events, fellowships, job postings, announcements and learning opportunities. We update this page regularly, so check back often!

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Measurement Coordinator Position

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Measurement Coordinator on a National Institutes of Health R01 grant -Families Improving Together (FIT) for Weight Loss-to promote healthy diet and physical activity lifestyles in African American adolescents and their families. The successful applicant will work directly with Professor Dawn K. Wilson and her multidisciplinary team. Responsibilities will include overseeing a measurement team and obtaining accelerometry estimates of physical activity, anthropometric (height, weight, waist circumference, skin folds) measurements and online research surveys at regular intervals throughout the year. Candidates must have knowledge of data entry procedures, be proficient with Excel, understand the process of data collection in a scientific study, and have good interpersonal skills. Applicants must be available to work at least 20 hours per week or up to full-time. Potential applicants are encouraged to directly contact Dr. Dawn K. Wilson at for further information.

Academic Enrichment Center Mentor Recruiting

Hiring for Fall 2016:

The Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center is currently hiring for the position of academic mentor for Fall 2016. The Academic Mentor Program offers academic support to student-athletes as they learn to function effectively in the college environment.  The primary responsibility of a mentor is to provide one-on-one guidance on study and organizational skills, time management, and goal setting. Mentors meet with assigned student-athletes for 3-5 hours per week, depending upon the individual student’s need and the mentor’s availability.  The program requires consistency on the part of the mentor.  The pay is $10 per hour. We are currently looking to hire mentors available Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm,Fridays 8am-5pm and Sundays 6-9pm. We typically have hire needs Monday-Thursday from  12-4pm and 6-10pm. The position qualifications are below.

Mentor Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a 3.2 overall GPA
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to relate to students of diverse academic backgrounds
  • Peer advising, counseling, or tutoring experience is desired
  • Enrolled in a Master’s, professional, or teacher education program, or have related experience
  • Willingness to work in a high-paced, constantly changing environment

If you are interested in applying for the position, an application is attached. It can be returned directly to Niesha Love at If you have any questions about the position, please also direct them to Niesha Love at

The application can be found below in the attachment. 

Library Workshops Fall 2016

The Library is offering several workshops this semester.

Topics include: Intro to Zotero, Copyright in the Classroom, Retaining Your Rights as an Author and Avoiding Predatory Publishers, and Open Educational Resources.

Be sure to check them out and register here!  

Gamecock Toastmasters Club

Communication skills can distinguish you in the workplace.  Employers know that you can do research; they want employees that can communicate. 

Everyone can work to become a better speaker. The Gamecock Toastmasters club can help.

Members meet over lunch on Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30. Some members will prepare short talks, and some time is dedicated to allowing any present to voluntarily stand and talk for 1-2 minutes on various topics (like typical interview questions).

If you complete the first ten 5-7 minute projects you receive the "Competent Communicator" award. Many employers will recognize this certification on your resume.

Advisors have noticed improvements in graduate students participating in Toastmasters.

Our next meeting is Tuesday at 11:30 in the Swearingen Faculty Lounge, 1A03.  Sometimes we meet in 3C02 if the lounge is booked. 

Contact: Ed Gatzke

Political Science Graduate Student Organization Monthly Research Discussions

The PSGSO is the graduate student organization for political science. PSGSO brings students together for research and professional development. The group hosts monthly discussion meetings about cutting-edge methodology and theory and will be reading articles and then discussing them in a group. Meetings will take place in Gambrell 305 every first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. 

If interested, please email Leah at for the particular material that will be discussed each week. 

Still looking for an apartment?

Graduate students can find available housing around USC at (The Daily Gamecock is the editorially independent student newspaper at the University of South Carolina.) With hundreds of housing listings, it makes finding a great place easy! 

Off-campus housing services for USC students

New and current students (as well as USC faculty and staff) looking for housing options in Columbia can take advantage of an up-to-date database of rental properties near the university. Contact Off-Campus Student Services for details: Russell House Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29208; Phone: (803) 777-3366; email:

USC Postdoctoral Association

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a networking and professional development group, the USC Postdoctoral Association, which supports postdocs at the University of South Carolina. Their mission is to support and improve the postdoctoral training experience at USC by providing opportunities and resources for networking, professional development, social interaction, research, and teaching. Learn more

OFSP's database for national fellowships and awards

With the INFO (Investigate National Fellowship Opportunities) tool, the Office of Fellowship and Scholar Programs online searchable database for national fellowships and awards allows students to use broad or specific search criteria to locate national fellowships based on interests or academic and career goals. The database features graduate and dissertation fellowships, funding for study abroad, and postdocs. 

On-Campus Produce Delivery

Healthy Carolina offers healthy eating options for USC faculty, staff, and students with On-Campus Produce Delivery. Partnering with two, locally owned produce delivery companies, Pinckney’s Produce and AFRESH!, On-campus Produce Delivery will bring fresh produce right to USC’s Columbia campus. It’s a convenient way for the USC community to purchase locally grown food and to eat healthier!