This week at SCHC:
It's Honors Advisement time! Find out how to make the most of it here.

Tuesday 3/21

The Hodges Forum on International Affairs: “The Jasmine Revolution and the Future of the Middle East”
Capstone House, Campus Room
A conversation with Moncef Marzouki, former president of Tunisia, with introductory remarks by Jim Hodges, former governor of South Carolina. More here.

Wednesday 3/22

President’s Leadership Dialogue Featuring Francis Ford Coppola
Russell House Theater
Join Academy Award winning filmmaker of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now for a screening of the short film Distant Vision and discussion on “Live Cinema” followed by a dialogue with students.

Last Lecture Series: Elise Blackwell, English
"How* to Write a Novel"
Gressette Room, Harper College
An award-winning teacher, Elise Blackwell is the author of five novels. Her work has been translated into several languages, named to best-of-the-year lists, adapted for the stage, and served as inspiration for a Decemberists' song. One of the questions she's asked most often is how to write a book. In this talk, she'll answer that question by first answering two more fundamental questions: Whether and *Why to Write a Novel.

Dates and Deadlines:

4/3-7 Honors Week

OFSP Intent to Apply deadline
4/21 Discover USC Participants can make poster, oral, creative, or artistic presentations and visual art displays, including theatrical, musical, or creative writing presentations. Register your poster or presentation by submitting an abstract here.

While you're here...

Explore an externship
The Smithsonian Open Door Externship is designed to open the doors to the Smithsonian’s vast collections, facilities, and experts in order to provide firsthand experiences to students interested in making connections across the Smithsonian’s broad range of disciplines, this externship fulfills the Honors Beyond the Classroom requirement. May 8-26. More here.

Consider undergraduate research

Check out current research opportunities here, and sign up for a Getting Started workshop here.

Identify an internship 

Thinking about internships? Find out how to get Honors credit here, and be sure to set up a Handshake account and attend an info session. Dates and times here.

Find a fellowship
Stop by the new OFSP offices on the third floor of DeSaussure, and check out their INFO database for loads of funding opportunities!

Get global
The Carolina Global Scholars Program emphasizes intellectual engagement with global affairs, second (or third) language development, and bona fide international experience in one of a number of service opportunities and offers additional pathways to the completion of GLD. Contact Dr. David Snyder for more info.

Hang out in Harper
The Honors College is hiring a marketing and design student assistant to work on design and PR materials. More here.

Think about your thesis
It's never too soon to start thinking about your senior thesis. Check out previous theses here.

Prepare for post-undergraduate possibilities
Not sure what you'll do after you graduate? Check out our list of PUGs (post-undergraduate opportunities.) Opportunities range from cultural exchange, to teaching, to community service, to farming, and many more.

Pre-health PUG spotlight:

Global Health Strategies offers a year-long paid opportunity to work in their international consulting company assisting with development and worldwide delivery of health products, technologies and information. Application deadline: 3/24. Contact Dr. Anita Hood for details.

And take a deep breath.
Did you know USC students say STRESS is the #1 impediment to their academic success? Campus Wellness can help you identify triggers to your stress, learn new skills, develop a game plan for your stress management, and identify barriers that may be preventing you from managing your stress better. Schedule an appointment by calling 803-576-9393 or walking in to the lower level of the Strom Wellness & Fitness Center during Campus Wellness business hours. More here.

  • The Honors College is hiring freelance student photographers and videographers! To apply, send a link to your online portfolio to
  • Apply to be an Artist in Residence at the Honors College! All majors accepted. Application here.
  • Take an anonymous mental health screening and find more resources here.
  • Join our Facebook Group!

Sirius's Quotation of the Week:
"You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost."
-Francis Ford Coppola
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