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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.

College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab Graduate Assistant Position Available (Summer/Fall 2017)

This position is for 10 Hours per week maximum at $12.00 per hour.

  • Job requires reliable, organized, prompt individual
  • Ideally an individual that enjoys organizing materials and information
  • Desires individual with IT/AV/Media interest
  • Work hours are somewhat flexile but some Friday availability required
  • Early Evening hours may be required on occasion

Preferably looking for a first year student.

Please send email/contact number, resume, and summer schedule (if available). You will be contacted if an interview will be set up.

Contact: Lonnie Rosier, MLIS, CHSOS; Operations Manager; lrosier@sc.edu

Graduate Assistant for Employer Relations--Career Center

The Graduate Intern for Employer Relations is an important member of the Career Center's Employer Relations Team.  This person helps to manage special projects in order to ensure that the team has meaningful connections with employers.  The Career Center is a full-service center that helps students to prepare for their internship and job search.  The Employer Relations team is responsible for maintaining meaningful relationships with recruiters and employers to assist students in securing employment. Learn more about the position details on Handshake

Available GA Positions in the SSC

The Student Success Center (SSC) at the University of South Carolina- Columbia is looking for top notch graduate students to work for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The SSC is looking to hire several candidates that can work 20 hr/week in both the Fall and Spring semester to help support several of our functional areas.  Below we have provided information about the positions and a link to apply that will close April 21st, 2017

Position Descriptions

  • Attached you will find a PDF with our general Position Description that outlines what experiences a graduate student can expect from working in the SSC.  Also attached are the brief descriptions of the available positions and the specific duties that may be a part of the assistantship.

Dates of Graduate Assistantship

  • Start date: August 2nd, 2017
  • End date: May 4th, 2018

Compensation

  • The graduate assistantship is compensated with a tuition reduction, stipend, and granted in-state tuition rate. 

Application Timeline

  • 4/5: Application Available Online
  • 4/21: (Priority) Application Deadline
  • 5/1-5/12: Individual Interviews (via phone)
  • 5/19: 2017-2018 GA Decisions/Notifications

**Note: the dates of our application timeline are subject to change based on interest & availability

APPLY HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to, Scott McDonald at CSM4@mailbox.sc.edu 

International Student Services GA position for the 2017-2018 academic year

The Internationalization Coordinator Graduate Assistant is a graduate assistantship (20 hrs/week) aimed at students in a master’s or PhD program who wish to work with International and American students to promote intercultural awareness in the International Student Services office at USC. 

To apply, log in to Handshake, the official job portal for the University of South Carolina. Then, search “International Student Services” in the keyword box. 

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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