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Opportunities

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.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is Hiring Full-Time Horticulturists

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is currently recruiting for full-time Horticulturists to work in their renowned botanical gardens, zoo habitats and growing center! These are full-time opportunities with benefits. 

Please see the attachement below for further details.

Volunteers Needed at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden needs volunteers for its annual Brew at the Zoo. The event takes place on Friday, August 3rd, from 5:30 - 10:00 pm.  Volunteers who work the event will receive 2 complementary tickets to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Please see the attachment for further details. 

College of Nursing: Graduate Office Assistant

The College of Nursing is looking for a student office assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs for up to 20 hours per week. Please see the attached position description below.

Education, Outreach and Advocacy Graduate Assistantship Position

 Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator/Lead Advocate of Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP), the incumbent will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive interpersonal violence prevention programs for the University community. The position is for 20 hours a week. Please see the attachment below for more details.

GA positions available: College of Nursing

Time commitment: 10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member.  Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule.  Rest 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 any sort of assistantship position.  http://www.sc.edu/cte/TA_Orientation_Registration_Fall.php

This position will qualify the GA 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: Assistant Dean Susan Beverung at Beverung@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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