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William Helfgott is Busy as a Bee

Extraordinary. Simply put, that’s William Helfgott’s story. As a rising junior in the Honors College, he’s not only a recipient of the Charleston Fellows scholarship; he’s also been a freshman senator in the student government association and a member of the Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community, and continues to serve as a student ambassador for the School […]

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Honors Students Score High in Statewide Pitch Competition

Pitch competitions can be nerve-racking, especially when you’re pitching to an audience of over 200 people with judges watching intently and cash prizes on the line. That’s part of why it’s so impressive that five student teams from the College of Charleston made it to the semi-final round of SC Innovates 2022 – a statewide […]

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Honors Econ Major Takes Home Top Spot at Gender Equity Pitch Competition

Since her freshman year, Caty Greer has been pitching possible solutions to the world’s greatest social, economic and environmental issues from the second she stepped onto the College of Charleston campus. And last month, Greer’s passion and persistence paid off when she won the College of Charleston Center for Entrepreneurship’s Annual Gender Equity Pitch Competition, which tasks participants with […]

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Honors Students Make Finals in SC Innovates Pitch Competition

This past Wednesday (11/10), several Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (E-LLC) students submitted pitches to the Annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition. The SC Innovates Pitch Competition is a state-wide event where teams of 1 to 4 students submit pitches attempting to solve a wide variety of societal, environmental, and economic issues. Of the 60 teams […]

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Internship Spotlight: Economics Major Gets Virtual Experience

We’ve all learned lessons in acceptance and adaptability since the coronavirus pandemic came along and changed pretty much all the plans we’d made for the summer. And students hoping to pursue internship opportunities and other experiential learning opportunities this summer are no different. “COVID-19 has significantly altered students’ summer internship plans,” says Kristin Wichmann, experiential […]

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Recent Grad Wins International Competition

Spend a few moments with Paul Dierksheide ’20 and you’ll gain some appreciation for the term infectious enthusiasm. This computing in the arts major embodies that phrase. His joie de vivre is palpable, reinforced by his gift for rapt conversation, a megawatt smile and bright, flashing eyes. Dierksheide’s demeanor seems entirely fitting: he’s got a lot to be enthusiastic […]

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Computing in the Arts Grad Masters the Art of Coding

With each flick of her wrist and tilt of her cellphone, College of Charleston graduate Pangur Brougham-Cook creates a smattering of blue polka dots across her computer screen as music ripples simultaneously through the air. The more she turns her phone, the more notes spill out alongside a flurry of blue dots. The darker the blue […]

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Food Saving App Wins ImpactX Competition

The designers of an app that focuses on saving food and saving money won the 2019 ImpactX Demo Day contest held on April 22, 2019. The pitch competition is an annual event where student teams work together to create and present a unique business idea to a panel of judges in the hopes of capturing […]

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