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Graduate Student Resources Hub Hosts Grand Opening

UofSC graduate students now have greater access to key resources on campus, thanks to a collaboration between the Graduate School, National Fellowships and the University Career Center. The Graduate Student Resources Hub has officially opened its doors on the second floor of Close-Hipp.

The Grad Hub will host a grand opening on March 2 for students, faculty and staff. All are invited to stop by Close-Hipp 204 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to tour the space and learn about the variety of resources available.

Grad Hub Grand Opening

Wednesday, March 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Close-Hipp 204

Why it matters: This new space showcases the university’s efforts to increase support for graduate students, including national fellowship advising and career services. Both have expanded their staff to provide more focused support for graduate students:

  • Matt Klopfenstein serves as the graduate coordinator for UofSC National Fellowships and helps students compete for prestigious academic awards and find external funding for field work, language study, research and more.
  • Nigel Smith has joined the University Career Center as manager for Graduate Student Advising. This new role allows graduate students to receive targeted career coaching.

By the numbers:

  • 6,200+ graduate students currently study at the university
  • 145 graduate students have met with National Fellowships since summer 2021
  • 8 graduate fellowship peer mentors provide support for potential applicants in fields such as anthropology, biology and linguistics
  • 8,200 dollars is the average additional earnings of students who begin their career search 6+ months prior to graduating
  • 5 different services are offered through Graduate Career Advising, from interviewing to networking

For more information, visit the Grad Hub website. Graduate students are encouraged to make an appointment for career advising or national fellowship advising.

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