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Graduate Student Resources Hub

The primary mission of the Graduate Student Resources Hub is to provide a more integrated graduate student experience that holistically encompasses academic training and professional development for students at UofSC.

In an effort to provide graduate students with greater access to student services, The Graduate School opened a new Graduate Student Resources Hub on  February 2, 2022 on the second floor of the Close-Hipp building, in Room 204. The primary mission of the Grad Hub is to provide a more integrated graduate student experience that holistically encompasses academic training and professional development for students at UofSC. 

 Through a collaborative effort between the University Career Center, National Fellowships, and the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Resources Hub will initially house the offices of Dr. Matt Klopfenstein, National Fellowships Coordinator, and Mr. Nigel Smith, the Career Center’s Manager for Graduate Student Advising.  Adjoining classrooms will also be used for periodic workshops and events hosted in conjunction with the Graduate School.  The Graduate School will expand the space to include additional services in fall 2022.

 All members of the graduate community are encouraged to stop by and tour the Hub and learn more about the many exciting opportunities that will be available to students in this space.


Workshops and Events


The Grad Hub offers a variety of free professional development workshops and presentations for UofSC graduate students.  Visit the Grad Hub workshops and events page for more information.


Resources and Services

Career Center 

The purpose of Graduate Student advising is to provide assistance with advancing your career and professional development by providing individual career coaching and advising specifically for our masters and doctoral student population. We are here to help you establish and implement action towards your career goals. Whether you are considering a career in industry or academia, our objective is to aid you in any stage of your career development, and help you consider specific areas in which to pursue employment.


National Fellowships

The National Fellowships office was established in 1994 to provide innovative educational initiatives for exceptional students. For over 25 years National Fellowships has helped UofSC students successfully compete for prestigious national awards while enhancing their academic and personal skills through the application process. We are excited to expand our efforts to include dedicated support for graduate students.


Contact the Gradhub

Career Center

Make an appointment online here .

Nigel Smith
Email: ns23@mailbox.sc.edu


National Fellowships

Make an appointment online here.

Matt Klopfenstein
Email: klopfenm@mailbox.sc.edu


General Information and Questions


Wright Culpepper

Email: culpeppa@mailbox.sc.edu

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