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Professional Development

The Graduate School partners with other departments on campus to provide numerous professional development opportunities including one-time events, workshop series, peer-to-peer mentoring, and career skill training. This variety of offerings allows students to develop a broad array of transferable skills throughout their graduate careers. Our goal is to prepare our graduates for the world beyond the classroom by advancing communication and research skills, as well as developing leadership, self-awareness, and professional adaptability.

Sponsored Activities and Events

Friday, October 5: Salary Negotiations & Evaluating Benefits Packages

  • 9:00 - 10:00am, Tate 207.  Space is limited.  

Thursday, October 18: Salary Negotiation Workshop

  • 4:00 - 6:00pm, RSS 252.  Space is limited.

Monday, October 22: Thesis Workshop

  • 11:00 - 12:00pm, Stern 205.  Students completing theses in fall 2018 or spring 2019 should attend.

3 Minute Thesis Competition - Find information about our annual 3MT competition.  The winner gets to represent the College of Charleston at the 3MT regional finals.

Graduate Research Poster Session - Sign up for our annual poster session and present your current project to the broader academic community for cash prizes. 

Check for upcoming Graduate School events, GSA meetings, and Professional Development opportunities on our calendar. RSVP to any event at gradstud@cofc.edu.


Student Resources

Azikiwe Chandler

Addlestone Writing Lab - offers one-on-one assistance on the writing process and individualized critiques of current writing projects.

Thesis Resources - information and guides for developing, writing, and submitting masters theses.

School of Profesional Studies - offers online professional and technology development resources, business and marketing certificate courses, post-baccalaureate standardized test prep, and leadership training programs.


Career Resources

Kevin Ryan

Career Center - offers a number of resources and advising services for helping students make the most of their time in school and preparing professional for transitioning into successful careers beyond.

Handshake - the university employment resource for current students and recent graduates, providing current listings for Graduate Assistantship positions as well as job and internship opportunities in the Charleston area.

Jobs.sc.gov - South Carolina's government employment portal provides listings for job openings with the state, including adjunct teaching positions with regional 2- and 4-year academic institutions.

CERRA South Carolina - The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, a comprehensive resource hub that offers extensive training and employment opportunities for prospective and current South Carolina teachers.

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