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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.

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2017-03-27 to 2017-05-19.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wbW1pdGNoZWxAbWFpbGJveC5zYy5lZHU=

TA needed for CON graduate program

A TA is needed for the first 7 weeks of this semester, $10 an hour for 10 hours a week. The TA would be assisting Dr. Deb McQuilkin’s courses in the CON graduate program: N734 A Conceptual Basis for Health Systems and N741 Human Resources in Health Systems and N806 Advanced Leadership.

This position would involve grading and answering course questions and any other appropriate assistance.

Interested? Please contact: Deb McQuilkin, DNP, MEd, NEA-BC; Fellow in the American College of Practice Executives; Director of Global Health Initiatives in the College of Nursing; Associate Clinical Professor,; USC College of Nursing; 1601 Greene St, Office 521, Columbia SC 29208; cell: 803-528-4990.

Graduate Assistantship McKissick Museum

McKissick Museum is seeking applications for one graduate assistantship for the spring 2017 semester. The position is for an appointment that begins immediately and ends May 15, 2017. The student works as a GSA in support of McKissick Museum’s operational mission and educational goals as the University of South Carolina’s largest museum. The candidate will support the exhibitions department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, opening and closing the museum, serving as the weekend staff person in charge, working receptions and events, handling artifacts, processing loans, creating condition reports, preparing and installing exhibitions, researching future exhibitions, answering research requests, and covering the ground floor desk phone and security cameras when the staff member responsible is absent, and other duties as assigned.

The position requires students to work some Saturdays, during the week of spring break, and one week after the spring semester ends.

The appointment is for 15 hours of work per week, and it includes a stipend of $4,968 and a tuition abatement of $1,741.

A letter of interest and a resume should be emailed to Lana Burgess (lburgess@mailbox.sc.edu), Faculty Curator and Director, Museum Management Program as soon as possible.

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for assistantship support, a graduate student must:

Be a graduate student in good standing.

Be registered for a minimum of nine on-campus credit hours each semester during the tenure of the assistantship. Students may be enrolled for 6-credit hours, in which case the stipend and abatements amounts are reduced. (Exceptions for the enrollment load requirement must be approved by The Graduate School.)

**Preference will be given to students who are pursuing the certificate of graduate study in museum management. 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Program of South Carolina Center for Colon Cancer Research Graduate Assistant Position (20 hrs/week)

Funding is available to support two, 20-hour per week graduate assistants through August 2017, including the option of additional hours during the summer.

The Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina (CCSPSC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program as one of 30 grantees funded to increase CRC screening. The Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina is the home unit for the CCSPSC. The CCSPSC is working with eight federally qualified health centers in South Carolina, American Cancer Society, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, and Colon Cancer Prevention Network. Together, we work with the partnering federally qualified health centers to implement priority, evidence-based approaches, supportive strategies, and additional activities to increase colorectal cancer screening. Evaluation is an important element of the program, and the Core for Applied Research and Evaluation at the University of South Carolina leads evaluation activities.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant:The graduate (20 hours per week), under the direct supervision of Dr. Heather Brandt, program director, and Hiluv Johnson, program coordinator, will participate in conference calls, attend in-person meetings, assist with evaluation activities, assist with the development of project resources / educational materials, assist with professional and implementation trainings, and contribute to preparation of written reports, manuscripts, and assist with other duties to support the overall goal of the project.

Qualifications:For the 20-hour per week position, the ideal graduate research assistant will be a graduate student in public health or a related social and behavioral science field who has an interest in dissemination and implementation science, training and technical assistance, quantitative and qualitative research, evidence-based approaches, partnered research, and familiarity with colorectal cancer screening. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. A suitable candidate will be able to work autonomously and with a team. Travel with own personal vehicle may be required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to Hiluv Johnson at hsjohnso@mailbox.sc.edu.

Positions are available immediately. 

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

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 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! 

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