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Opportunities

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!

Contact Emily Rendek at rendek@mailbox.sc.edu with inquiries about posting on the Opportunities Resource Bulletin.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Student Fellows Program

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Inc. is now accepting applications for the AAHHE Graduate Student Fellows Program (GSFP) for the 2016 AAHHE National Conference. The conference will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel in Costa Mesa, California. Participation in the fellowship program will begin on Wednesday March 9th, continue throughout the conference, and end at noon on Saturday March 12th.

AAHHE Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Fellowship Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be Hispanic and/or Latina/o;
  • Be enrolled in full-time graduate study in a doctoral program;
  • Demonstrate academic potential through past experiences and future career goals;
  • Aspire to enter the college/university professoriate and/or administration;
  • Exhibit a track record of service to the Hispanic and/or Latina/o community.
  • Be willing to actively participate in and commit to attend every GSFP event.

The AAHHE Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Fellowship includes conference registration fees, special events, hotel accommodations, and travel funding. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 25, 2015 by 5pm (EST).

Learn more here.

Work Study Student Position

Job Description: A research assistant is needed to work on a research project designed to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a smartphone mobile app to provide sexual health and contraceptive information to African American young adults.

The research assistant will be responsible for assisting with project activities, namely participant recruitment, scheduling, and conduct of focus groups, as well as data entry and cleaning. The applicant will be needed to work 20 hours per week, and the pay rate for the position is $12/hour.

Applicants should submit resume and a brief cover letter to Dr. Lucy Annang Ingram, Associate Professor, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) Department at lannang@sc.edu. Applicant must be awarded federal work study to be eligible for the position. Preference will be given to students with a public health or public-health related background or interest.

Position Requirements:  Availability to work during the daytime and some evening hours • Excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written) skills Preferred Qualifications • Highly organized, detail oriented work style • Excellent time management skills • Willingness to work collaboratively with team members • Some experience with qualitative data (helpful, but not necessary)

South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network Doctoral Scholars Program

Research healthy aging, promote prevention, & network nationally with South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network (SC-HBRN). 

Faculty Senate Information Technology Committee call for grad student representative

The new Faculty Senate Information Technology Committee is looking for a graduate student representative for the 2015-2016 academic year. The committee would like a student who is in an Information Technology field and would actively participate in every meeting as well as circulate information to all USC grad students.

The committee meets twice a month on Mondays from 2:00-3:30PM in Osborne 107. The meeting dates are as follows: August 24, August 31, September 14, Septembr 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, and May 2. 

Please contact Dr. Subrahmanyam Bulusu (sbulusu@geol.sc.edu) ASAP if you are interested. Ideally, you should contact by Friday, 8/14.

Become a subject tutor or academic mentor

The Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center has two types of positions available and hires year-round.

Schwarzman Scholarship

Applications are now open for the brand new Schwarzman Scholarship.  Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman program offers students the chance to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in one of three areas: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies.  Eligibility requirements can be found here. The program seeks students from a variety of backgrounds, with a wide variety of experience (or no experience) in China and/or Chinese.  Applications are due October 1, 2015.  A Campus Assessment is required – students must contact OFSP no later than September 1 if they are interested in applying.  

Still looking for an apartment?

Graduate students can find available housing around USC at housing.dailygamecock.com. (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: saocss@mailbox.sc.edu

USC Postdoctoral Association

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce a new networking and professional development group, the USC Postdoctoral Association, which is forming to support 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 introduces new database for national fellowships and awards

The Office of Fellowship and Scholar Programs has a new, online searchable database for national fellowships and awards. With the INFO (Investigate National Fellowship Opportunities) tool, students can 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 is pleased to offer new, healthy eating options for USC faculty, staff and students: On-Campus Produce Delivery. We are partnering with two, locally owned produce delivery companies, Pinckney’s Produce and AFRESH! Produce Delivery that 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! 

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