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For Students

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Once you’ve declared your major, it’s important that you establish regular contact with your advisor, your professors, and with the department staff. They can be tremendous resources for you and help you maximize your college experience.

Contact the department office about eligibility requriements for scholarships, internships or new sources of financial aid, for which you qualify. 

Part-time jobs, internships, service learning and volunteering will play an integral part in your preparation for the future. The faculty and staff in your major area will provide you with meaningful networking opportunities.

Center Stage is the only completely student-run theatre organization at the College of Charleston. This organization produces two to three theatrical productions per semester, holds monthly meetings for all members and people who wish to join, and is a great way to meet fellow students with similar interests.

The College of Charleston Dance Alliance seeks to unite students in the collaborative arts experience. The organization provides free master classes in a variety of dance styles taught by regional professional dancers and companies. Each semester members of CofC Dance Alliance are encouraged to take the offered classes, develop and perform in student-choreographed works in an informal performance, and participate in the flourishing Charleston arts community. The organization allows students the opportunity to learn, inspire and socialize with peer dancers and artists in a creative, non-judgemental environment. 

Extracurricular activities can enhance your classroom experiences. There are more than 200 clubs and organizations for you to consider, most of which will help you hone your leadership skills and in some cases, expand your academic experience.