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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.

The Data Incubator: Call for Applications

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
 *   Boston
 *   Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-01.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Library Workshop--Data Management Plans and DMPTool

Is a Data Management Plan required to obtain funding for your research? Would you like to plan for the management of your research data to make life easier down the road? Thomas Cooper Library is holding workshops to help researchers learn about Data Management Plans and get hands-on experience using DMPTool, an online wizard for creating DMPs that meet specific funder requirements. Register below.

Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 am

Thursday, October 18 at 10:00 am

Dodie Academic Enrichment Center--Tutors and Academic Coaches Needed

The Dodie Academic Enrichment Center is looking for both tutors and academic coaches. The pay for both with those who have higher than a bachelor's degree is $12/hour. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Part-time instructional design assistant position, Center for Teaching Excellence

The CTE is looking for a part-time graduate student to provide administrative, instructional design, and research support for instructional design initiatives. The position combines instructional design, instructional technology, administrative, and research skills, and will report to the Senior Instructional Designer. This is a 15-20 hour per week temporary hire position, $15/hr position for Fall 2018 through Spring 2019. No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided. Projected start date is September 15, 2018. 

See attachment for further details.

Part-time job opening, Program Assistant to GTA Training Program Manager, Center for Teaching Excellence

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and teaching support to the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training Program Manager, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). This is a 15-20 hours per week, $15/hr. temporary-hire position for Fall 2018. No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided. Projected start date is Sept. 15, 2018. 

See attachment for further details. 

Graduate Research Assistantship, Computer Science and Engineering

Position begins Fall 2018.

Multiple openings for M.S./Ph.D. students with full financial aid. Experience in either one of the following areas is a big plus:

(1) Experience in writing/modifying Linux kernel driver, or, 

(2) Experience in antenna design for communication systems or RFID

(3) Experience in developing FPGA based communication, signal processing, or embedded computing systems

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to:

Sanjib Sur (https://cse.sc.edu/~sur) at sur@cse.sc.edu

Graduate Research Assistantship, College of Nursing, for Non-Nursing Student

Time Commitment 15 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2018 (September) and is funded through Spring of 2019 (May).

Duties: Develop RedCap database for faculty scholarly activity and maintain database in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Faculty Affairs. Enter data into database as entries are sent to the OFA and train the administrative coordinator/assistants to enter data.  

Required Training: Proficiency using Research Electronic Data Capture (RedCap) software, developing projects and educating others for this software.  

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to:

Dr. Robin Dail at rdail@mailbox.sc.edu

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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