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This is the place for events, fellowships, job postings, announcements and learning opportunities for graduate students. We update this page regularly, so check back often!

Jobs, Fellowships, Events & Announcements


TEDxUofSC is going virtual in 2020! South Carolina hosts its first virtual TEDxUofSC for the greater Columbia and university communities on Oct. 21, 9-11 a.m. Broadcast from the Columbia campus, the popular event is free and open to anyone in the world. In the coming months, additional details, such as information about our amazing speakers, will be available.

October's collection of talks will be the second TEDx event held at the university, building on the inaugural TEDxUofSC 2018 gathering. The Midlands legacy of TEDx programs also includes TEDxColumbiaSC, which hosted four sold-out programs from 2012 to 2015, and TEDxYouth@Columbia, a program in more than 50 South Carolina schools.


Learn more about the event and register here: TEDxUofSC Signature Event


Thinking Globally Ambassadors are the face of the international student population at the University of South Carolina.  Thinking Globally Ambassadors are a prestigious group of students that share their country and culture to a diverse group of students throughout Columbia, including UofSC classrooms and K-12 community classrooms.

As an ambassador, you will meet other international students, visit schools & classrooms, develop your presentation skills, build confidence in public speaking, and hopefully learn something new!

Time Commitment

Ambassadors are asked to attend a training, develop a 15-minute PowerPoint about their home country, and present a minimum of 2 times a semester. Ambassadors receive a certificate of participation at the end of the semester if they meet these obligations.

This semester online presentations to the freshmen course, University 101, will be offered. Ambassadors who present in the online format will pre-record their presentation.

Application Process

If you would like to apply to be a Thinking Globally Ambassador, please submit a Thinking Globally Ambassador Application. The deadline to fill out the application is August 30, 2020. Some of the questions are essay style, so please type out your response. Email with any questions.

Visit the UofSC Thinking Globally web page here.

Time Commitment

10 hours per week.  Position begins Fall 2020 with a possibility to renew each semester.

Pay Rate

$10.25 per hour. 


This position will assist the Office of Distributed Learning Course Production Coordinator in generating video transcripts from and closed captioning for recorded course lectures.  The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for making corrections to the automatically generated captioning of lecture videos uploaded to YouTube/Otter.Ai then downloading the transcription files for uploading into Vimeo. 

The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional course production duties as needed. Attention to detail, and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.

Required Training:

Training in the use of Youtube Creator Studio and other tools will be provided by the Course Production Coordinator.

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at


Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientations  are moving online this August, and will have both a synchronous and asynchronous format. The synchronous components include concurrent breakout sessions in which experienced instructors, GTAs, GIAs, and GAs provide guidance, recommendations, tips, etc. for the new GTA/GIAs.  Sessions will not be a formal presentation - there will be guiding questions and resources that will be provided and volunteers will be working with several other moderators/presenters to put together tips/recommendations, similar to the Veteran TA Panels in past TA Orientations but with a bit more structure. 

Experienced Graduate Teaching Assistant volunteers are needed to assist, moderate, or be a panelist for Teaching Assistant  Breakout Sessions in the following content areas:

  • Problem-based, case-based, or group learning
  • Office hours and Tutors
  • Lab Section management
  • Discussion Leaders
  • Grading Recommendations and Best Practices
  • General Q&A breakout by discipline groups (ASPH, Humanities, STEM, etc.)

These breakout sessions will all be held across all four dates of the TA Orientations (more detail in link below): 

  • Wednesday August 12 between 1 - 5 pm
  • Thursday August 13 between 9 - 12 noon
  • Tuesday August 18 between 1 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday August 19 between 9 - 12 noon.

There are many slots open and this will be a great C.V./resume builder.


Learn more  and apply here.

For questions please contact Dr. Michelle L. Hardee at


Are you a graduate student who is new to online learning or interested in teaching an online course? Would you like to boost your teaching credentials and learn new instructional skills? This four-week online course will introduce you to online teaching and develop your knowledge and ability to implement and teach online courses at the University of South Carolina and throughout your career as an educator. Course topics will include the following:

  • Recognizing online learning best practices
  • Identifying on-campus learner and faculty support resources
  • Revising a syllabus for an online course
  • Comparing online learning models and theories
  • Creating measurable learning outcomes/objectives
  • Discussing the course design and development process
  • Collaborating and networking with peers

The goal of this course is to support and develop a community of graduate students prepared to develop and teach high-quality online courses. You may apply for this course if you:

  • are an experienced graduate student at the University of South Carolina, and
  • have at least one semester of face-to-face or online teaching experience as the instructor of record or primary teacher.

Priority will be given to graduate students who teach as instructor of record or primary teacher who are scheduled to teach online for USC in an upcoming semester. This course is offered fully online and does not have any scheduled meeting times. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. There are no fees associated with this course.

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.


Teaching Online for Graduate Students will run for four weeks, from September 30th – October 27th, 2020. Course activities must be completed satisfactorily on due dates during the four weeks of the course. This course is offered fully online and does not have any scheduled meeting times.


To apply:

You must submit both the Online Application and the Signature Page to be considered.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Selected applications will be notified by no later than Wednesday, September 23rd.

For questions, please contact Casey Carroll at 803-777-9948 or

 Visit the Teaching Online for Graduate Students web page for more information. 


Graduate Instructional Assistant (GIA) positions are available in the College of Nursing for the Fall 2020 semester.  This position will qualify the GA for in-state tuition.


Assisting with Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate broadcast to online students during class time, proctoring exams, grade entry, general assistance with Blackboard course setup and maintenance, and tracking of student attendance and grades. Other administrative or academic support duties as they arise.  May occasionally provide some research support such as database searches to find needed articles, and development of annotated bibliographies.

Time Commitment

10-20 hours/week, varies by faculty member. Some individual hours are set based on the faculty member’s teaching schedule – commonly Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.  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.


Must have already attended or be able to attend the required GTA/GIA 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.  Information is available on the Graduate School’s website.

Application Instructions

Graduate assistants will be considered from outside the College of Nursing.  Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV and fall class schedule (if known) to:  Interim Assistant Dean Dr. Kate Chappell:


The UofSC department of National Fellowship and Scholar Programs will hold monthly Fulbright summer workshops to assist students in applying for the Fulbright US Student Program in the fall of 2020.  Attendees  will get hints and tips, essay feedback, as well as answers to quick questions from  experienced Faculty Fulbright Program Advisors.

The remaining workshop dates are:

Register to attend a workshop here.

*The Fulbright US Student Program is available to graduating seniors and graduate students to conduct research, pursue advanced study, or undertake teaching assistantships for one year in a foreign country.  Learn more about the Fulbright US Student program here.



Available to graduating seniors and graduate students to conduct research, pursue advanced study, or undertake teaching assistantships for one year in a foreign country.

Award Value

Supports one year of research, study, or teaching English abroad through the US Fulbright program. Travel and living expenses provided.


Interested students should complete the UofSC Preliminary Application as soon as possible, found here:

 Candidates must meet with the UofSC committee for a campus evaluation early in the fall semester. Strong applicants present a clear program of study or teaching to be carried out in a particular setting abroad.

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Fulbright First Draft Deadline
Monday, May 18, 2020
12 noon ET

Fulbright Campus Nomination Deadline
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
11:59 p.m.

Learn more about the program at the UofSC National Fellowships and Scholar programs Fulbright US Student Program page here
About the 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.

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.

The program can be attended in:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
  • Online

Session Dates
9/21/20 - 11/13/20

Early Application Deadline


Regular ApplicationDeadline

Application Link

Visit the program website for more information:
The Data Incubator

Job Summary

Looking for Python developer responsible for developing a chatbot for healthcare applications in a team environment.


Must be expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework ({such as Django, Flask, Bottle})
• Familiarity with Python data processing packages (such as Pandas)
• Familiarity with REST web services and APIs.
• Able to parse and handle JSON data.
• Experience with Relational Database (SQL) Systems. Familiarity with NoSQL is a plus.
• Good understanding of client-server architecture.
• Basis understanding of frontend technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
• Understanding of design principle behind the scalable system.
• Basic understanding of NLP techniques.
• Familiarity with Android is needed, iOS application development is a big plus.

Time Commitment

Up to 20 hours per week.  Schedule coordinated with AI Institute Director around student class schedule.

Pay Rate

$10/hour-$15/hour depending on experience

Application Instructions

Visit  UofSC Jobs to Apply

Job Summary

An Administrative/Research assistant position is available for a graduate student to provide research and administrative support for the Carolina Center on Alzheimer’s Disease and Minority Research Center.  Responsibilities include helping with the coordinating of meeting schedules, planning, organizing and setting-up of research seminars; as well as, developing evaluations, analyzing data, and assisting with report writing and submissions.


Must be a USC graduate student who is highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented. Must be adept at using Word processing software (Powerpoint, Excel, etc.), and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Time Commitment

20 hours per week

Pay Rate


Application Instructions

Visit  UofSC Jobs to Apply

Time Commitment

10 hours per week. Position begins Spring 2020 with a possibility to renew each semester.

Pay Rate

$10.25 per hour


This position will support the Office of Distributed Learning with creating and editing digital media. The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for designing/editing video and graphics, assisting with on-site and off-site video productions, and updating social media pages with new content. The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional editing of course production content as needed.

Attention to detail and time management are essential components of the position. Excellent keyboarding and grammatical skills are necessary.


Editing/design experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign. Experience in shooting video using a DLSR camera is preferred but not required.

Interested graduate students should send a copy of their CV to Rob Grookett at

About the Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) or College of Engineering & Computing (CEC).

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellows are committed, mindful learners who are actively engaged in the process to become leaders within the scientific community at the national and global level.

The BD program is awarded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through the recruitment and development of highly competitive students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The goal of the LSAMP BD activity is to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on Ph.D. matriculation and completion.

This fellowship is designed to establish a bridge to the terminal degree — the PhD — by providing 12 underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students with:

  • Tuition and fees paid and enrollment in a health insurance benefit program
  • Student stipends of $34,000 annually for two years
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by staff dedicated to the promotion of future leadership in the scientific enterprise
Learn more about the program and application process here.

View the Bridge to the Doctorate Flyer
Job Description

The Graduate Assistant experience will include direct responsibilities and active involvement in the development, delivery, and support of programs and services within the OSP program. This assistantship opportunity will offer graduate students outstanding, hands-on experience in staff supervision and advisement, program planning and training implementation, student development, as well as administrative skills.

Time Commitment

20 hours a week (flexible office hours)

Pay Rate

Providing a stipend of $10,200

  • Staff Supervision and Advisement
  • Program Planning and Training Implementation
  • Student Development
  • Administrative Duties
  • Additional Responsibilities and other duties as assigned (see full job description  for details)
Application Instructions

Please fill out the application via Handshake
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Job Description
Become a Program Director

Embark on a service-based adventure that will build your strengths and passions, test your determination and reward you with a variety of new personal and professional achievements!

For 3 to 13 months, you will experience life and work alongside other young leaders and community members. At our site in Ecuador, you will direct a variety of impactful programs designed to meet the specific needs and opportunities of the community. These include long-standing and established programs, such as teaching English classes or working at a health clinic. You will also have the flexibility to create new programs where the community’s vision intersect with your own education, passions and interests.

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