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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.

CTE Social Media Marketing Coordinator Position

Are you social media savvy? Do you understand best practices for posting on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn? Have you had experience with Hootsuite? The Center for Teaching Excellence is looking for a part-time graduate student to manage our social media channels. This is a 15 hour per week, $15/hr position for Summer 2018 through Spring 2019. No tuition assistance or benefits will be provided. Expected start date is July 1, 2018.

Duties will include: 

  • Daily posting to CTE’s social media accounts directly to accounts or scheduled using Hootsuite
  • Conduct, review and copy edit award-winning faculty interviews for featured daily Teaching Tips
  • Review higher education news sources and journals for appropriate articles to feature in posts
  • Review of higher education social media sites for posts to retweet
  • Manage posting to social media channels during CTE events 

To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest and Resume or Curriculm Vitae via email to Helena Johnson at hjohnson@sc.edu.

Housing Sustainability GA position

Housing is 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.

See the attached description for further details.

Graduate Research Assistantship, College of Nursing

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) appointment available in the College of Nursing:

Time Commitment 10 hours per week. Position begins Summer 2018 (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.

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

Preston Residential College GA positions

There are two GA positions available with Preston Residential College. The job descriptions are attached below.

International Student Services is hiring two GAs for the fall

The International Student Services office is again hiring for the fall semester and we have two Graduate Assistant positions available.

 

Any USC graduate student is welcome to apply. We are specifically looking for graduate students with an interest in cross-cultural education, and strengths in details, event management, and communication. The two job postings are available on Handshake and include hours, benefits, and a full list of preferred skills.

 

International Student Services - Internationalization Coordinator GA

 https://sc.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1474287

International Student Services - Thinking Globally GA

https://sc.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1473828

Summer 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 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

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

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

 

Student Health Services is hiring!

Applications are now available for Graduate Assistant positions within Student Health Services. Available GA positions for the 2018-19 school 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

•Healthy Carolina Initiatives – Policies, Systems and Environment

•Peer Leadership and General Wellness

•Public Relations and Marketing

•Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention – Education, Outreachand Advocacy

•Sexual Health, Body Image, Positive Relationships

•Stress Management

 To view the complete position descriptions and apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please visit www.sa.sc.edu/shs/aboutus/careers/. 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 6, 2018.

 Preference will be given to MPH and MSPH graduate students in Arnold School of Public Health or other disciplines such as Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, or Social Work. However, qualified students in other disciplines will be strongly considered, as well. Training and education will be provided to the incumbent.

 The start date for these positions is August 6, 2018.

 For more information about Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina, please visit www.sa.sc.edu/shs

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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