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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.

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

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
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-03-26 to 2018-05-18.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wbW1pdGNoZWxAbWFpbGJveC5zYy5lZHU=

 

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Position for Non-Nursing Students

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) appointment available in the College of Nursing for Non-Nursing Student

Time Commitment 15 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2018 (January) and is funded through 2020.

Duties: Literature searches using electronic databases, creating standard operating procedures for research studies, creating study data collection documentation, data analyses (you will be trained), and other research duties as determined. Research area is thermal physiology with premature infants and clinical nursing research studies.

Required Training: Citi Program Research Ethics course once hired.

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:

Nicole A. Miller at Mille989@mailbox.sc.edu

 

Graduate Instructional Assistant (GIA) Positions for Non-Nursing Students

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:  Assisting with Adobe Connect broadcast to distance campuses during class time, proctoring exams, editing and copying exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course set-up and maintenance, tracking of student attendance and grades.  Other administrative or academic support duties as assigned.  May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.

Required Training:  Must have already attended or be able to complete 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 an out-of-state student for in-state tuition rates.  Appointments do not include a tuition supplement.

 

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to:

Becki Dangerfield at bodanger@mailbox.sc.edu

 

Office of Development Graduate Assistant Vacancy

Position:

Graduate Assistant (GA) opportunity beginning Spring semester 2018: this position averages 20 hrs/week beginning January 2018.
**Please note these positions require an in-person or Skype interview.**
**Please note that Moore School out-of-state graduate students do not qualify for the in-state tuition rate.**

Prospect Management position responsibilities:

  • Assist with review of contact reports to ensure compliance with Donor Prospect Management System.
  • Run reports related to fundraising efforts from database and assist in review and interpretation of the data.
  • Assist with reviewing prospect manager request report and completing the manager assignments.
  • Assist with database cleanup project. 

 

Requirements for position:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Seeking someone with initiative and focus and superior verbal and written communications skills.
  • Attention to detail, dependability and confidentiality is essential.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of products. 
  • Experience with information systems, search options, and indexing desirable but not required.
  • Prior experience or exposure to higher education fundraising initiatives desirable but not required

Misc:
Office located at 1600 Hampton Street (corner of Hampton and Pickens streets)

GA will receive a stipend of $5,000 per semester (20 hrs x 10 weeks) subject to satisfactory performance reviews and dependent upon acceptance and enrollment in a USC-Columbia academic program. GA must be enrolled in at least six hours of graduate credit each semester to retain graduate assistant status.

References will be checked.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume/C.V. to Dawn Wyatt, Associate Director of Prospect Management: dwyattt@mailbox.sc.edu  No phone calls, please.

For info on the Office of Development: https;//giving.sc.edu

The Ninth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association

"Cities at the Crossroads"

Columbia, SC
October 18-21, 2018

The Urban History Association invites submissions for sessions and papers on all aspects of urban, suburban, and metropolitan history. We welcome proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers.

The conference theme, “Cities at the Crossroads,” reflects the growing interdisciplinarity of the field of urban history, the role of cities as meeting places, and the contemporary challenges of urban political isolation and tension over issues such as climate change, immigration, segregation, and inequality.

We encourage submissions that explore the diversity of the study of cities, including contributions from other disciplines and from historians who interpret notions of “urban” broadly and synthetically, whether politically, geographically, socially, or culturally. The program committee welcomes proposals for innovative workshops or non-traditional sessions. Successful panel and paper proposals need not adhere strictly to the conference theme, and the program committee will pay special attention to panels marking the anniversaries of events in or profoundly affecting cities, such as the Kerner Commission Report, the Fair Housing Act, or the 1968 Paris uprising.

Each proposal should have the following format:

Individual paper submissions should include an abstract up to 150 words with up to four keywords, along with a one-page CV, including address and email. These should be submitted as a single PDF file.

Panel submissions should include a cover page indicating the lead contact, with telephone and email, and the names of the session Chair and Commentator; a one-paragraph overview of the session’s themes and significance, plus a description of the format (eg panel, roundtable, workshop); a 100-word abstract for each proposed paper; and a one-page CV for each participant, including address and e-mail, all submitted as a combined, single PDF file.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2018. The program committee also plans for a graduate student workshop and a poster session, which will have a separate proposal deadline of May 1, 2018, with details forthcoming.

Please direct inquiries to Program Committee co-chairs LaDale Winling at Virginia Tech and Elaine Lewinnek at California State University-Fullerton (Columbia2018UHA@gmail.com).

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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