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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.

International Student Services GA position for the 2017-2018 academic year

The Internationalization Coordinator Graduate Assistant is a graduate assistantship (20 hrs/week) aimed at students in a master’s or PhD program who wish to work with International and American students to promote intercultural awareness in the International Student Services office at USC. 

To apply, log in to Handshake, the official job portal for the University of South Carolina. Then, search “International Student Services” in the keyword box. 

GA positions with Student Health Services

Applications are now available for Graduate Assistant Positions within Student Health Services for the 2017-18 school year. Interested graduate students can view complete position descriptions and apply at www.sa.sc.edu/shs/aboutus/careers

All applications must be submitted by April 4, 2017. Please see attached for available GA positions for the 2017-18 school year.

Graduate Assistant for Marketing with Preston Residential College

Preston Residential College is excited to launch the search for their first-ever Graduate Assistant for Marketing! The updated job posting is attached and is also live on Handshake (https://sc.joinhandshake.com/jobs/659492). Students will need to set up an account to view the listing. This position requires the student to live in Preston throughout the length of employment. There are no duty or crisis management responsibilities associated with this position.

Responsibilities 

  1. Advise the Literary Society and oversee production of the annual literary journal, Bellwether
  2. Create and distribute weekly newsletter
  3. Manage Preston Residential College official social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and assist in all marketing efforts
  4. Work with Assistant Principal for website update and maintenance
  5. Create info sheet for various programs within Preston Dining
  6. Assist Business Manager with event calendar requests
  7. Create, design, and edit Preston Magazine
  8. With information and inspiration from Preston organizations, design all promotional items
  9. Work with Assistant Principal on alumni outreach and development projects
  10. Serve as or supervise Preston photographer
  11. Perform other duties as assigned 

Questions? Contact Sarah Morgan Kelly, Assistant Principal, Preston Residential College, morgans@mailbox.sc.edu, (803) 777-2415.

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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