Student Opportunities

There are many opportunities available to HSS students. We offer programming that provides advising, mentoring and funding as well as unique experiential learning activities. Take a tour of our offerings listed below:


An inclusive community of diverse students and professors from a wide variety of backgrounds committed to working together to build meaningful relationships that will support students as they strive to achieve their goals. This multi-year academic enrichment program has four strategic goals to promote comprehensive student development: increasing academic achievement, encouraging experiential learning, providing professional development, and creating community.

Crossing the Cistern (CTC), HSS

A momentum program designed to help improve academic standing as well as support, challenge and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals of CTC surround the inclusion, retention and well-being of students, with a particular focus on African American, Latino, Asian and Native American students.

HSS Ambassadors

A group of highly selective student leaders dedicated to serving and representing the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. The program offers undergraduates the opportunity to develop professional skills, connect with the campus community and provide direction for school initiatives.

The Bully Pulpit Series

The nonpartisan series encourages and facilitates political participation throughout the campus community by providing a platform for dialogue with our nation’s leaders.

Women's Health Research Team

The team's mission is to investigate health issues specific to women, adolescent girls, and gender expansive people, promote interdisciplinary research collaborations, and communicate research findings and health-related information to empower women girls, and gender expansive people in our community, South Carolina, and beyond.


HSS also places a large emphasis on another type of experiential learning opportunity: internships. Interships are encouraged and supported. See below video and URL for specific examples. If you are looking for an internship, consider connecting with CofC's Career Center. The mission of the Career Center is to educate, develop and assist students to prepare for and successfully meet the challenges of an ever-changing world of work. Check out the variety of student services they provide:

The Value of Interning

Tips for finding an internship in Washington, D.C.