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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 Victoria White at vbwhite@mailbox.sc.edu with inquiries about posting on the Opportunities Resource Bulletin.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Appointment Available (College of Nursing)

Job Profile:

Time Commitment:
10 hours per week. Position begins Fall of 2019 (August) and is funded through Spring of 2020 (May), with a possibility to renew for an additional year.

Duties:
Participant recruitment for a study on pediatric asthma management. Training participants to use a bilingual mobile application, as well as troubleshooting. Data collection, including spirometry measurements. Data entry and database management. Other study-related duties as they arise, including activities associated with study dissemination products.  

Required Training:
Spanish fluency is required, as is proficiency with smart phones, mobile applications, and SPSS. Experience with participant recruitment and data management preferred; some travel to the study site will be expected. Background in asthma management would be helpful but not necessary.   

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to: Dr. Robin Dawson at robin.dawson@sc.edu

Graduate Instructional Assistant Positions Available in College of Nursing

Job Profile:

Time commitment:
10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member.  Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule.  Remainder of weekly hours are flexible based on the GIA’s schedule.  Period of employment matches the academic calendar.  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 class time, proctoring exams, editing and copying exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, tracking of student attendance and grades.  Other administrative or academic support duties as they arise.  May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.  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 all GTA and GIA assistantship positions (http://www.sc.edu/cte/TA_Orientation_Registration_Fall.php).

Graduate Assistantship appointments will qualify the student for in-state tuition.  Graduate assistants will be considered from outside the College of Nursing.  Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV and some available times for interviews to: Interim Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Karen Worthy at kworthy@sc.edu.

Student Assistant for Programs-International Student Services

Job Profile:

The International Student Services office is hiring for the 2019-20 semesters and we have a programs assistant position currently available. This is a 10-15 hours a week, $15/hour position for graduate students, for fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters with a potential to extend to the next year. No tuition assistance will be provided. The position begins August 12, 2019. If qualified, some driving may be requested. 

Any USC student is welcome to apply. We are specifically looking for students with an interest in international education and event management, as well as someone strong in detailed communication. The job posting on Handshake is thorough and includes a full list of preferred skills.  Please refer any questions about the position to Julie Medlin, medlin3@mailbox.sc.edu.  Please apply at https://sc.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2831426.

Data Science Fellowship (The Data Incubator)

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 2019-09-16 to 2019-11-08.

Application Link: LINK
FAQ: LINK

Early Deadline: 2019-07-08.
Regular Deadline:
2019-07-15.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Graduate Assistant Position (Student Health Services)

Job Profile:

Student Health Services
Graduate Assistant (one position, 20 hours/week)

Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the incumbent will work out of the Thomson Building and be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive health programs for the university community, with special emphasis on nutrition, physical activity and the Changing Carolina Peer Leader (CCPL) program. This position works closely with the recruitment, selection, training and oversight of student leaders. The general topics CCPL address include nutrition, physical activity, body image, stress management, mental health, tobacco/cancer prevention, sexual health, interpersonal violence, healthy relationships and other topics as assigned.  This position will also conduct appointment-based services (i.e. wellness coaching). Visit the following link for more information about the position and instructions on how to apply: LINK

Manna Project International (Program Director/Summer Intern)

Become a Program Director

Embark on a service-based adventure that will build your strengths and passions, test your determination and reward you with a variety of new personal and professional achievements!

For 3 to 13 months, you will experience life and work alongside other young leaders and community members. At our site in Ecuador, you will direct a variety of impactful programs designed to meet the specific needs and opportunities of the community. These include long-standing and established programs, such as teaching English classes or working at a health clinic. You will also have the flexibility to create new programs where the community’s vision intersect with your own education, passions and interests.

Learn more here: LINK

View the Online Information Session for details, requirements and cost: LINK

Program Assistant to GTA/IA Training Program Manager and Associate Director (Center for Teaching Excellence)

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and teaching support to both the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training Program Manager and Associate Director in the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). This is a 15-20 hours per week, $15/hr. position for Summer and Fall 2019 with possible extension through Spring 2020. No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided. Projected start date is July 1, 2019.

The GTA Program Assistant will:

1. Assist GTA/IA Training Program Manager in managing GRAD 701 Blackboard course, including maintaining a database of graduate TA participation in events and other data, and development of GRAD 701 course online resources, and grading of student assignments.

2. Execute a variety of administrative, clerical, technical, and service functions to assist with managing the GTA/IA Training Program.

3. Provide research assistance to the Associate Director and Program Manager on teaching pedagogy and best practices, literature reviews, instructional services, and workshop participation trends as projects warrant.

4. Assist the Program Manager and other CTE Staff with development of instructional materials, videos, and resources.

5. Handle other duties as assigned by the Associate Director, GTA/IA Training Program Manager or CTE Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or enrollment in a Master’s degree program at USC.
• Minimum of one semester teaching or instructional assistant (GTA/IA) experience or equivalency.
• Completion of GRAD 701 Teaching Assistant Development course (or departmental equivalent).
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Blackboard.
• The ability to take direction, initiate action, and work as a team member.
• Ability to work efficiently, effectively organize work activities and prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals.
• The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree, and coursework or demonstrated interest, in higher education pedagogy, instructional technology, or a related field.

Learn more about the position and apply at the following link: LINK

Behavioral Lab Manager Graduate Student Position (Moore School of Business/Marketing Department)

The marketing department at the Moore School of Business is looking for a Behavioral Lab Manager for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.  The lab manager will organize and manage data collection activities in the Moore Behavioral Lab in collaboration with Moore faculty and Ph.D. students. 

1.  Manage data collection activities in the Moore Behavioral Lab.

  • Attend meetings with faculty and PhD student experimenters.
  • Organize the logistics of upcoming studies.
  • Manage study sessions in collaboration with PhD students and faculty.
  • Assign credits after participants have completed studies.
  • Correspond and interact with student participants, address their concerns and improve lab experience for them.
  • Might also be asked to help with administrative tasks.

2. Serve as an expert on Moore Behavioral Lab hardware and software.

  • Use Qualtrics survey tool to be able to provide help to faculty and PhD students programming experiments.
  • Use Sona Systems software to post sessions, update attendance records and create reports.
  • Work with Moore IT to maintain Behavioral Lab  hardware and software.

Learn more about the position and apply at the following link: LINK

Graduate Assistant Position ( UofSC EcoReps and Housing Sustainability)

Job Profile:
We are seeking a dynamic graduate assistant to serve as the EcoReps Program Coordinator in University Housing. The EcoReps GA is responsible for managing the day to day needs of the EcoReps program, planning meeting agendas, assisting with events, and helping the EcoReps complete major projects. The EcoReps GA will work closely with the students serving on the EcoReps Leadership Team to ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilities. The EcoReps GA will also assist the Coordinator for Environmental Sustainability (supervisor) with other Housing projects throughout the year. Learn more here: LINK

Teaching Online for Graduate Students (TOGS) Online Course

Teaching Online for Graduate Students (TOGS) is an 8-week online course to introduce graduate teaching assistants to online teaching, with the goal being to support and develop a community of graduate students prepared to develop and teach high-quality online courses.  Priority is given to graduate students who teach as instructor of record or primary teacher who is scheduled to teach online for USC in an upcoming semester. 

Graduate students must have completed TA Training (TOGS is NOT a substitute for GRAD 701) and have had at least one semester of face-to-face teaching experience.  Application deadline for the Fall 2019 course is Wednesday, September 4th by 5 p.m.  For more information, visit: LINK.  

This online course is free but is not associated with USC’s official course catalog, so will not appear on a transcript nor provide course credit hours. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. Admission to this course is competitive and spaces are limited, so apply early. Applicants will be expected to complete 100 percent of the course activities on the appointed schedule in order to receive the certificate of completion.

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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