Happy Spring Break!
Take advantage of your down time with these resources:

Smithsonian Open Door Externship
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.

OFSP Intent to Apply
Participating in ITA is your first step in joining the winners list, so let OFSP know what national fellowships YOU plan to apply for in the 2017-2018 academic year! Search the fellowships database here, then meet with an OFSP advisor. Deadline 4/7.

Pre-med/ pre-health gap year opportunity
Seniors: Global Health Strategies based in New York offers a Fellows program, which is 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.

All majors: see more gap year opportunities here and research opportunities here!

Outstanding Advocate Award
Nominations are open for the Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award. The award recognizes faculty, staff or students on the Columbia campus who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the academic and/or personal lives of first-year students. The award recipient will receive $1,000 and a plaque. Nomination deadline 3/17. More here.

Dates and Deadlines:

3/22 Last Lecture Series: Elise Blackwell
4/3-7 Honors Week
4/7 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...

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 ten in Harper
The Honors College is hiring a marketing and design student assistant. Think you have what it takes? 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.

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.

  • Looking for a national conference to present your research? Consider NCHC, the National College Honors Council Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, 11/8 - 12, 2017. Proposals due 3/13, 2017. Details here. Questions? Contact Dr. Kay Banks.
  • The Honors College is hiring freelance student photographers and videographers! To apply, send a link to your online portfolio to anna@schc.sc.edu
  • 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:
"Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one." -Duke Kahanamoku
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