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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 Assistant Position (School of Journalism and Mass Communications)

Position: Graduate Assistant (2019-2020 academic year)
Hours: 20 hours/week
Stipend: $6250/semester

Under supervision of the Assistant Dean of Student Services and the Graduate Student Services
Manager, the Graduate Assistant supports the College of Information and Communications
Student Services Office and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Graduate
Student Services Office. The Graduate Assistant’s responsibilities include:

• Assisting with the planning and implementation of undergraduate and graduate student
service events – including orientation, Welcome Wednesday, Study Abroad Fair,
Resource Fair, SJMC Graduate Awards, Research Roundtables, etc.
• Creating the undergraduate and graduate newsletters
• Managing undergraduate and graduate listservs
• Assisting with undergraduate change of major sessions
• Assisting with prospective student tours and admitted student events
• Advising accelerated bachelor’s students
• Managing the Opportunity Alerts Announcements
• Managing the SJMC thesis and dissertation calendar and announcements
• Assisting with SJMC graduate admissions
• Assisting with the management of student files
• Assist with the management of the SJMC Graduate Student Lounge
• Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will be well organized, have excellent written and oral communication
skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word and PowerPoint). Strong
presentation skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks and function in a team-oriented
environment are critical. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to establish effective working
relationships with faculty, administrators, staff, students, parents, and the general public are
required.
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume and class schedule to Camea Cato at
catocam@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching Resource Development Grant

Application Deadline: Sunday May 12, 2019, by midnight

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) invites graduate students to submit proposals for the GTA Teaching Resource Development Grant to support innovative teaching and learning at USC.  The goal of these grants is to support the development and implementation of small scale teaching and learning resources that can be utilized in existing undergraduate courses.  Applicants may develop new or improved pedagogical approaches, create new instructional materials or techniques, implement new technologies, apply existing instructional methods in a novel or innovative manner, or create other resources that will enhance the quality and depth of undergraduate student learning.  

The resource(s) to be developed will be chosen by the Grantee, designed to be incorporated into a specific course or curriculum, capable of application and transformation into an array of disciplines and/or student learning levels, and shared with CTE for broad distribution.  Support for these projects will include consultations with CTE staff in the form of pedagogical assistance in the development and application of instructional materials, techniques, and resources, as well as awards of up to $750 stipend supplements.  CTE will share the resources developed by the grantee with others who teach across campus. See CTE’s website for application details: https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/cte/grants/calls_for_proposals/gta_teaching_resources_grant_2019.php -

 

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:  https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/cte/communities_of_practice/togs_fall2019.php.  

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.

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

Time Commitment:
10 hours per week. Position begins Summer 2019 (May) and is funded through 2019.

Duties:
Literature searches using electronic databases, assisting with data analysis for dissemination, and other research duties as determined. Research area is simulation education and clinical nursing quality improvement studies.

Required Training:
Citi Program Research Ethics course once hired and knowledge/skills using EndNote and Excel.

  • This position will qualify an out-of-state student for in-state tuition rates. 

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to:
Vanessa Stoquert at stoquert@mailbox.sc.edu

 

 

AFAR Clarence Pearson Fellowship in Global Health and Aging

The American Federation for Aging Research welcomes applications from master’s degree candidates for the Clarence Pearson Fellowship in Public Health and Aging for 2019-2020.  The Pearson program was launched by AFAR in 2015 to provide future leaders in public health and related academic fields with exposure to the range of policy, administration, research, and engagement opportunities to better serve the growing older population.

To date, AFAR has hosted eight Pearson Fellows on- and off-site to work on projects such as: analyzing the World Health Organization’s Report on Ageing and Health, auditing existing health education tools, auditing global messaging on healthy aging, analyzing long-term care insurance in China, assisting the International Association of Geriatric and Gerontology conference, supporting the Columbia University Aging Center, and researching implementation science.

In 2019-20, the fellowship experience will be year-long to support students’ research in their present
graduate program, such as field research or travel, paper or poster presentation, or thesis-related
analyses. The Pearson Fellow must arrange a mentor at their institution to guide this project.
AFAR will also provide opportunities for the Pearson Fellow to meet with leaders in aging research and
programming and to connect with Pearson alumni in meetings held at AFAR office or via teleconference.
The Pearson Fellow will also be asked to check in with AFAR through quarterly calls or teleconference.
For geographic accessibility, AFAR encourages applications from the Greater New York, East Coast, and Mid-Atlantic regions at this time.

AFAR hopes to support two Pearson Scholars in 2019-2020, selected by a committee of public health and aging research professionals.

Application

  • Cover letter that addresses your previous or current academic or community work in aging-related topics and how this fellowship would support your on-going research and future academic or career goals.
  • Brief (2-4 page) project description and proposed, narrative budget.
  • Letter of recommendation from an on-site faculty or professional who is committed to mentoring your research project.
  • Honorarium and Budget.
  • $5000 for one-year (two semesters) to be applied toward budget defined in application.
  • In addition to this honorarium, AFAR may provide travel and accommodations for possible on-site meeting(s) in Manhattan.

Eligibility

  • Student must be either currently enrolled in a graduate program with at least one semester completed or be a recent master’s-level graduate still pursuing further education in a related field.
  • Must be able to work well in a self-directed environment and have a demonstrated interest in age-related issues.


DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2019
Please send completed application by May 15, 2019 to John Chaich, Director of Communications, AFAR,

 

Data Science Fellowship

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 2019-06-24 to 2019-08-16.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wbW9vcmVockBtYWlsYm94LnNjLmVkdQo=

Early Deadline: 2019-04-15.
Regular Deadline: 2019-04-22.
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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

A two-year postdoctoral position is available with the Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (PRIDE).  The position will begin in July 2019, under the mentorship of Dr. Luana Marques, Director of Comunity Psychiatry PRIDE within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.  Read more about the position and requirements here.

Graduate Assistant Positions (Student Health Services)

Applications are now available for Graduate Assistant positions within Student Health Services.  Available GA positions for the 2019-20 academic 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
  • Peer Leadership and General Wellness
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention – Education, Outreach and Advocacy
  • Sexual Health – STI Testing Education
  • Stress Management

 To view the complete position descriptions and apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please visit www.tinyurl.com/SHSGApositions.   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 12, 2019.

Fulbright Workshop and Fulbright US Student Program

A Fulbright Workshop will be held on March 20th at 4pm in the Gressette Room (3rd Floor, Harper College). The workshop will discuss the Fulbright US Student Program for those interested in studying, researching or teaching abroad for one year.  The Fulbright US Student Program offers grants for graduating seniors, alumni, and graduate students who articulate a well-defined program involving study, research or teaching English.

If you  can not make this session but would like to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year, fill out an Intent to Apply Form to schedule a meeting with a National Fellowship Advisor and attend the Fulbright Getting Started Workshop on April 15th at 4 PM in the Gressette Room.  Visit here for more information about the Fulbright US Student Program: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program

  • Read about the 2018 UofSC Fulbright Winners here
  • For National Fellowship information, or to schedule an appointment with a National Fellowships Advisor, please visit: sc.edu/ofsp
  • To investigate National Fellowship Opportunities with INFO, a searchable database visit: www.sc.edu/ofsp/info

 

 

Data Analyst Position

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has a Data Analyst position available.  Review the opportunity here.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2019 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on May 9, 2019. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program and online application can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Business Data Analyst (Graduate Student Opportunity)

The Office of the Chief Data Officer has a Business Data Analyst opportunity available for a graduate level student.

See the attachment below for further details.

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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