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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.

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 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.

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

  • Wed. Aug. 12: 3-4 pm
  • Thurs. Aug. 13: 11-12 noon
  • Tues. Aug. 18: 3-4 pm
  • Wed. Aug. 19: 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. 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.

Schwarzman Scholarship

Applications are now open for the brand new Schwarzman Scholarship.  Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman program offers students the chance to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in one of three areas: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies.  Eligibility requirements can be found here. The program seeks students from a variety of backgrounds, with a wide variety of experience (or no experience) in China and/or Chinese.  Applications are due October 1, 2015.  A Campus Assessment is required – students must contact OFSP no later than September 1 if they are interested in applying.  

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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