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The USC Psychology Services Center is offering a nine week organization and time management skills training group for college students who experience symptoms of ADD/ADHD. The group is open to undergraduate, graduate, law and medical students (ages 18 to 29) from any university in South Carolina.

Particpants in the training group will learn how to:

  • Establish and maintain organizational strategies
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Motivate and reward yourself
  • Develop study strategies
  • Manage ADHD symptoms

The group will be held virtually on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 p.m, beginning September 20, 2023. The program will be limited to 12 participants.


Total cost of the program is $35.00

Application Instructions

Visit the program online  for more information, including enrollment instructions.

- Posted September 21, 2023 -

The College of Social Work is  seeking  a graduate research assistant who will help with assisting a project on telemental health service use among children in foster care in rural South Carolina.


 The job responsibility includes conducting literature reviews, creating and distributing flyers and surveys, conducting interviews with study participants, performing qualitative and administrative data analysis, and writing reports and manuscripts.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. student at USC;
  • Research interest in child well-being, telehealth, and mental health;
  • Experiences with literature review;
  • Experiences with qualitative data collection (i.e., recruitment, conducting interviews with stakeholders);
  • Qualitative data analysis experience using software (e.g., NVivo);
  • Quantitative data analysis experience (e.g., univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses); using statistical software (e.g., SAS, STATA);
  • Report and manuscript writing skills; and
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. 
Time Commitment

16 hours per week,  and 14 weeks/semester. Most work can be done virtually. The position will start immediately in Fall 2023 and continue throughout Spring 2024.  


$20 per hour

Application Instructions

Please submit your brief letter of interest, CV/resume, and names of two references to Dr. Yanfeng Xu ( Screening and interviews will start immediately.  


 - Posted August 28, 2023 -

SHARPGrads is the Skills, Habits, and Research Program for Graduate Students at the University of South Carolina.  This free workshop series, sponsored by University Libraries, Research Computing, and the Graduate School, provides free training in digital scholarship, computing, and library research concepts for students enrolled in graduate-level courses at the Columbia campus. Students completing the program receive a certificate of completion and digital badge.

Visit the SHARPGrads web page for more information about the program. Registration is now open for fall 2023 core and elective workshops.

Updated July 21, 2023

The Department of Psychology is recruiting USC undergraduate and graduate students, ages 18 to 29, who are safely able to engage in physical exercise, to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to examine the short-term benefits of physical exercise on cognition and mood among college students with and without ADHD. 

Students will complete electronic surveys and attend three lab appointments, during which they will:

  •  Answer questions about their physical and mental health
  • Participate in physical health assessments
  •  Engage in moderate physical exercise by riding a stationary bike
  •  View two short video clips

Time Commitment
The time commitment is about 4-6 hours in total.


Complete an eligibility questionnaire to ensure you can safely participate in exercise research. Shortly after you complete the survey, a researcher will contact you to confirm your eligibility. *Students who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are not eligible.

Participants who meet eligibility criteria, complete all surveys, and attend all three appointments will receive up to $70. 

Participation Instructions
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Elizabeth Bodalski
Text or call (803) 258-0245

Post Updated June 6, 2023

The research assistant will join a project that investigates whether online retailers treat consumers fairly. Within this role, you will develop, document, and maintain advanced software for automatic data collection (web-crawling). You will also learn how retailers collect consumer data and gain understanding of algorithm decision making in online retailing. Schedule to be coordinated with supervisor and to work around class schedule. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to achieve project goals.

  • meeting with the principal investigator to define functional specifications
  • Learning about business practices in online retailing
  • Learning about technology and programming tools
  • designing algorithms and flowcharts
  • developing and optimizing code
  • testing and deploying programs
  • troubleshooting, debugging, maintaining programs
  • developing technical documentation


The successful candidate must:

  • be currently enrolled as a student at USC
  • have good communication skills
  •  be professional, reliable, and of high personal integrity
  •  be able to work independently or as part of a team
  •  maintain confidentiality and respect intellectual property
  •  be able and willing to learn independently and quickly
  •  be proficient in Python and HTML
  •  understand computer networking / internet protocols
  •  understand client-server architectures

Other preferred but not required qualifications:

  • familiarity with java / javascript and linux / unix
  • understanding of computer architecture
  •  experience with academic research
  •  interesting in learning from academic research
  •  experience with formal software development processes
Time Commitment and Compensation

Hours per week: 10 hours
Salary: 15.00/Hour to 20.00/Hour
Job Close Date: Open until filled

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled.  Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  •  Letter of Recommendation 2
  •  Other supporting documents that demonstrate the candidate’s abilities

When writing your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

  • What is your current student status? (e.g., senior, masters of science/arts).
  •  What is (are) your major(s)?
  •  If any, what is (are) your minor(s)?
  •  What is your expected graduation date:
  •  Why are you interested in this position?
  •  Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.
  •  What is your current cumulative GPA?
  •  What coursework relevant to this project have you taken and what was your GPA in each course?
  •  What applications have you coded in Python (if any)?
  •  What applications have you coded in computer languages other than Python (if any)?

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Post Updated April 27, 2023

University 101 is accepting applications for new instructors for fall 2024. Prospective instructors should submit the new instructor application, along with a cover letter and resume. 

  • master's degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcript required)
  • status as a full-time university employee, retiree of USC Columbia, or Ph.D. student
  • completion of the Teaching Experience Workshop
  • approval by the instructor's supervisor or department chair
  • approval by the director of University 101 Programs
  • participate in regular professional development opportunities offered by University 101 Programs
Application Process

  Visit the University 101 Programs web page for full application instructions.


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