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 with inquiries about posting on the Opportunities Resource Bulletin.

Student Health Services is hiring!

Applications are now available for Graduate Assistant positions within Student Health Services. Available GA positions for the 2018-19 school year are:

•Be Well Carolina and General Wellness

•Campus Mental Health Initiatives – Mental Health Programming

•Gamecocks LiveWell – Faculty/Staff Wellness

•Healthy Carolina Initiatives – Farmers Market/Communications

•Healthy Carolina Initiatives – Policies, Systems and Environment

•Peer Leadership and General Wellness

•Public Relations and Marketing

•Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention – Education, Outreachand Advocacy

•Sexual Health, Body Image, Positive Relationships

•Stress Management

 To view the complete position descriptions and apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please visit You may apply for and rank up to three positions. Applications require a resume, statement of interest (300-500 words), and 3 references. All applications must be submitted by April 6, 2018.

 Preference will be given to MPH and MSPH graduate students in Arnold School of Public Health or other disciplines such as Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, or Social Work. However, qualified students in other disciplines will be strongly considered, as well. Training and education will be provided to the incumbent.

 The start date for these positions is August 6, 2018.

 For more information about Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina, please visit

Graduate Assistant position available with the Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC)

The Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) is accepting applications for one Graduate Assistant position for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Graduate Assistant will receive a stipend of $6,625 per semester and tuition abatement.

ROLC interacts with various disciplines and academic units at the University of South Carolina, including but not limited to Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, Geography, History, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Social Work, and Sociology. Candidates from any discipline or academic unit eligible for a Graduate Assistantship are eligible to apply.

Duties Include: The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting with ROLC programs, events, and research, as well as website maintenance. Work may include researching topics in rule of law; summarizing publications on rule of law topics for a practitioner audience; assisting with preparation of materials on justice sector reform; curating web and social media content; and other projects as assigned. The Graduate Assistant may have the opportunity to travel to training workshops in Washington, DC, as well as conferences in Washington, DC or abroad.

Required Qualifications: The Graduate Assistant must be a full-time graduate student at either the doctoral or master’s level, and he or she will be expected to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. Applicants should consult their academic units to verify their eligibility for a Graduate Assistantship with ROLC before applying.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate substantive knowledge of rule of law issues and possess relevant professional or academic experience. Applicants should also demonstrate organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work in a team. Country- or region-specific expertise, including foreign language proficiency, is a plus but not required. Web development and graphic design experience are also a plus but not required.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, a résumé, a transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and a list of references to Mr. Kiel Downey at Applicants can also view this posting on Handshake (ID #1381020). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled or until 5:00pm on Monday, March 26.

Get the INFO - Attend a Spring 2018 National Fellowships Workshop

The first step in applying for an award is to attend a workshop!   Most sessions feature faculty advisors and/or USC student winners.


Madison Graduate Fellowship Workshop  Tuesday, January 23 at 4 PM, Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor. Offers support for graduate school to students intending a career as a high school US history, government, or social studies teacher.


Rotary Global Grants Workshop Wednesday, February 21 at 4 PM, Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor.  $30,000+ for graduate work abroad in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.


Prestigious Interdisciplinary Graduate Awards Workshop (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, Soros)  Monday, March 5 at 4 PM, Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor  (Fall 2018 applicants only), Supports graduate study in the UK and Ireland

Fulbright Workshop Wednesday, March 21 at 4 PM, Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor.  Supports one year abroad for research, study, or to teach English


Intent to Apply Deadline – Friday, April 6 by 5:00 PM     Complete our online form (see website for details) by April 6 to let us know what fellowships you are considering applying to in the 2018-2019 academic years, so we can support you in the process!  We encourage you to meet with a national fellowships advisor prior to submitting the form.

Fulbright Getting Started Workshop  Monday, April 16 at 4 PM, Gressette Room, Harper College 3rd floor.  For those students who intend to apply in August 2018 for a Fulbright research, study, or English Teaching Assistantship.

National Fellowships Celebration Monday, April 23 at 4 PM, Gressette Room, Harper College, 3rd floor.  Join us to celebrate national fellowship applicants—past, present, and future—and the faculty and staff who support them in the process. RSVP requested by April 16.

Contact OFSP and set up an appointment today!

Visit    We’re located in DeSaussure 328


Call     803-777-0958 


The Ninth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association

"Cities at the Crossroads"

Columbia, SC
October 18-21, 2018

The Urban History Association invites submissions for sessions and papers on all aspects of urban, suburban, and metropolitan history. We welcome proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers.

The conference theme, “Cities at the Crossroads,” reflects the growing interdisciplinarity of the field of urban history, the role of cities as meeting places, and the contemporary challenges of urban political isolation and tension over issues such as climate change, immigration, segregation, and inequality.

We encourage submissions that explore the diversity of the study of cities, including contributions from other disciplines and from historians who interpret notions of “urban” broadly and synthetically, whether politically, geographically, socially, or culturally. The program committee welcomes proposals for innovative workshops or non-traditional sessions. Successful panel and paper proposals need not adhere strictly to the conference theme, and the program committee will pay special attention to panels marking the anniversaries of events in or profoundly affecting cities, such as the Kerner Commission Report, the Fair Housing Act, or the 1968 Paris uprising.

Each proposal should have the following format:

Individual paper submissions should include an abstract up to 150 words with up to four keywords, along with a one-page CV, including address and email. These should be submitted as a single PDF file.

Panel submissions should include a cover page indicating the lead contact, with telephone and email, and the names of the session Chair and Commentator; a one-paragraph overview of the session’s themes and significance, plus a description of the format (eg panel, roundtable, workshop); a 100-word abstract for each proposed paper; and a one-page CV for each participant, including address and e-mail, all submitted as a combined, single PDF file.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2018. The program committee also plans for a graduate student workshop and a poster session, which will have a separate proposal deadline of May 1, 2018, with details forthcoming.

Please direct inquiries to Program Committee co-chairs LaDale Winling at Virginia Tech and Elaine Lewinnek at California State University-Fullerton (

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 (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!