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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.

GIA Position Available in College of Nursing--Fall 2016

Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week, depending on the specific appointment.

Student should be available T/R 4PM-6PM OR Fridays 8:30-11:30 OR Fridays 1-3, depending on the specific faculty with whom the graduate student is matched. The rest of the weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule. The period of employment matches the academic calendar. The GIA will need to be available through the end of each semester’s exam period.

Duties include: Assisting with Adobe Connect broadcast to distance campuses during classtime, proctoring exams, editing and copying exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, tracking of student attendance and grades, and other administrative or academic support duties as they arise. The GIA may occasionally provide some research support, such as database searches to find needed articles and development of annotated bibliographies. The GIA should be proficient in English and have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and should have reasonable typing skills. Applicants must have already attended or be able to attend the required TA/IA workshops hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and register for GRAD 701, a seminar course on TA development. These are one-time required trainings for any sort of assistantship position. http://www.sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/cte/graduate_teaching_assistants/index.php 

This position will qualify the GIA for in-state tuition. The stipend for the semester averages out to $10-11 an hour. Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV and some available times for interviews to: Sabra Custer at sabra.custer@sc.edu 

Request for Veteran TA Panel Volunteers at August TA Orientations

As you know, all new GTA/IAs attend the two University-wide TA Orientation Workshops prior to starting their teaching assistantship. Part of Workshop B ("Teaching Tips and Techniques") involves a Veteran TA panel that answers "newbie" TAs' numerous questions and concerns. The CTE is looking for many "Veteran TA" panelists (i.e., anyone who has taught at least 1 semester, either as GIA or GTA), from across the university - all departments/schools/colleges are welcome and encouraged (and needed!).

TA Orientation is repeated on multiple days in August; Veteran TA Panels are the third hour of Workshop B (times vary):

  • Wed. Aug. 10: 3-4 pm
  • Thurs. Aug. 11: 11-12 noon
  • Tues. Aug. 16: 3-4 pm
  • Wed. Aug. 17: 11-12 noon

The CTE would love to have you as a member of that panel, if you have the time!  Since there are several dates for TA Orientation, even if you were a panelist on just a few of those days, it would be greatly appreciated, especially as each day always has a broad array of different departments in attendance.  We need as many volunteers as we can get!  Plus, it looks great on your resume as an "invited guest panelist"!

Please contact Dr. Michelle Hardee, hardeem@mailbox.sc.edu, if you are interested and for more information.

Call for applications: The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship has moved up its deadline by 4 months.  If you are interested in being a Foreign Service Officer, and would like to have your graduate degree funded by the Rangel Fellowship, the new deadline is September 19, 2016.

Applicants must be: college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2017; have GPAs of at least 3.2; and U.S. citizens. 

The Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development support, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service.

Let the Office of Fellowships & Scholar Programs know if you plan to apply, and they are happy to help review your application before the deadline. 

Graduate Student Association Cabinet

Help work for the betterment of all graduate students and apply to be part of the President's Cabinet for GSA! 

Due on or before Friday, September 2, 2016. 

See attached for application instructions and position descriptions.

College of Nursing Graduate Assistant Position

The College of Nursing Dean's Office is currently searching for a Graduate Staff Assistant for 20 hours per week for the summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 semesters. Details about the position can be found below in the attachment. 

McNair Grad Assistantships Position Descriptions

The McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research in the College of Engineering and Computing is currently looking for two Graduate Assistants to participate in collaborative research with Professors Zafer Gürdal and Michel van Tooren. Applicants must be PhD candidates with a Master’s Degree in a related engineering field. Details about the positions can be found below in the attachment. 

2016 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program Call for Proposals

The NCAA Research Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete psychosocial well-being and college athletics participation. Graduate students studying topics of specific interest to the NCAA and its membership, while demonstrating the competencies necessary to successfully complete the proposed study, will receive the highest consideration.

The research grant is a one-time award set at a maximum of $7,500. Grant recipients will be provided with an expense paid trip to the annual NCAA Research Committee meeting (Fall 2017) to present their findings and will have the opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from the committee and NCAA staff members. The research is expected to culminate in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or in a completed master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, which will be shared with NCAA Research upon publication or completion. 

Learn more here.

Deadline: 5 p.m. (EDT) on August 12, 2016

Become a subject tutor or academic mentor

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

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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