Interview Weekend

2021 Honors College Interview Weekend 

The annual Honors College Interview Weekend will be held February 6th-12th, 2021. Candidates have been notified of their invitation via their CofC applicant portal. After registering for the event, candidates should check their email regularly for important updates, but this page will also provide general information about the event. All activities will be held virtually, and links will be available in the week leading up to the event.

All students invited to the Interview Weekend have already been admitted to the College of Charleston Honors College. The interview process is used to identify strong candidates for the Charleston Fellows Program, for Honors named scholarships, and for other special opportunities.

Overview Schedule 

Saturday, February 6th: Preview Day

9:00 - 9:45 am EST: Opening session
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST: Personalized schedule for each student
1:00 - 3:00 pm EST: Information session and social for parents
4:00 - 4:45 pm EST: Keynote speaker and closing session

If you have any technical issues or questions during the Preview Day, join the virtual helpdesk for assistance or email

Monday, February 8th - Thursday, February 11th: Group Interview 

3:00 - 6:00 pm EST: Candidates will be assigned a one-hour timeslot on one of the group interview days to participate in a virtual group interview. Assignments will be sent via email by January 30th.

Friday, February 12th: Individual Interview and Writing Exercise 

1:00 - 5:00 pm EST: Candidates will be assigned a two-hour timeslot during which they will participate in a virtual individual interview and writing exercise. Assignments will be sent via email by January 30th.

7:00 - 9:00 pm EST: Fireside chat with current students (optional)

To be considered for all special opportunities associated with the Honors College Interview Weekend, candidates must participate in all components listed above. It is likely that candidates may need to request to miss classes for one of the virtual interviews, but we can provide a school excuse and communicate the significance of these activities to schools as needed.

Asynchronous Components

Learn more about the campus, hear from current students and faculty, and see what opportunities await you here at the College of Charleston! Feel free to check out each department/program's website, but we've gathered videos made especially for you here.

School of the Arts

Greetings from Dean Edward Hart

Introduction to Majors and Minors in the School of the Arts

School of Business

Greetings from Dean Alan Shao

School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

Greetings from Dean Fran Welch

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Greetings from Dean Gibbs Knotts

Department of Political Science

Medical Humanities: Watch this video from Dr. Kathy Beres Rogers and check out her Flipgrid for more information

School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

Greetings from Dean Tim Johnson

Global Leadership Institute

The International Lab

School of Science and Mathematics

Greetings from Dean Sebastian van Delden

High-Impact Learning Opportunities

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research: check out this playlist that includes Honors students from different disciplines presenting their summer research!

Career Center: Learn about appointments, career fairs, choosing your major, experiential learning, and more in this playlist of videos

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) provides competitive grants to students and faculty mentors to support research and creative activities. Learn more here.

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards helps students identify and apply for scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study, independent research projects, and a variety of study abroad opportunities. Hear more about the office from Dr. Jesslyn Collins-Frolich, the director, in this video.

Study Abroad through the Center for International Education for a week, a summer, a semester, or even a year! Learn more about the opportunities available through this session.

Get involved with the Center for Sustainable Development and learn about sustainable operations and using sustainability literacy as a framework for addressing 21st-century problems.

Student Engagement and Support Services

Berry Residence Hall Tour

Honors Student Leadership Opportunities

Honors First-Year Experience

Honors STEAM Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community

Overview of Student Affairs/Campus Life

Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS)

Center for Disability Services

Dress Guidelines

Casual - If no attire is specified, assume that you can come in regular "student attire." 

Business Casual Dress that is acceptable in a traditional business workplace

Business Casual generally encompasses casual slacks, skirts, and dresses, collared shirts, blouses, and sweaters. It does not necessitate a jacket. Appropriate shoes include boots, flats, and other closed-toe shoes. Unacceptable attire includes jeans, flip flops, t-shirts, shorts, and skirts/dresses that hit above the knee.

Business For interviews, meetings, or higher‐level positions

Business, or business professional, generally encompasses suits, dresses, and tailored pantsuits. Jackets are considered required. Appropriate shoes include closed-toe dress shoes. Unacceptable attire includes jeans, flip flops, t-shirts, shorts, and skirts/dresses that hit above the knee.

Meet The Honors Team

2021 Keynote Speaker

Madeline Leibin '18

Madeline Leibin is a 2018 graduate of the Honors College and a current JD candidate at NYU School of Law. She also holds a Master’s in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University, where her studies were funded by a Rotary Global Grant scholarship. While studying abroad, she worked in human rights advocacy in Israel/Palestine, as both an organizational strategist for an impact litigation project in occupied Palestine and as a researcher for Amnesty International in Tel Aviv. Prior to matriculating at NYU, she served as a Facilitation Fellow with Soliya, an international nonprofit aimed at bridging differences across the globe, where she facilitated dialogue on racial justice for the IMF’s Corporate Services & Facilities Department. In her time as an Honors College student at CofC, she majored in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and International Studies. She also served as a Youth Coordinator for Charleston Area Justice Ministry, played on the CofC Women’s Club Soccer team, participated in the International Scholars Program, and received the Bishop Robert Smith Award, the College’s highest undergraduate honor. When she’s able to find spare time, Madeline competes in half-marathons and is also a backgammon aficionado.

Honors Faculty and Staff

bethmeyerbernsteinBeth Meyer-Bernstein, PhD
Dean of the Honors College

  • Develops and manages Honors curriculum and coursework
  • Advocates for the Honors College across campus
  • Teaches and advises Honors students
  • Member of the BGS leadership team
  • Directs Charleston Fellows Program

ganwayBryan Ganaway, PhD
Interim Associate Dean; Director of Academic Advising
Director of the International Scholars Program

  • Directs all advising for the Honors College
  • Manages Honors Immersed, curricular requirements
  • Directs International Scholars Program

bpermenerBrooke Permenter, PhD
Director of Student Engagement; Adjunct Lecturer

  • Develops strategies, events, and programming for the CofC Honors community and in Berry Residence Hall
  • Member of the BGS leadership team

cavalliJennifer Cavalli, PhD
Interim Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

  • Assists with events, and programming for the CofC Honors community and in Berry Residence Hall
  • Member of the BGS leadership team

affonsoLancie Affonso, MS, MIBS
Director of Honors Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (E-LLC)
Instructor, Department of Management and Marketing
Instructor, Department of Computer Science

Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich, PhD
Director of Nationally Competitive Awards
Instructor, Department of English

James Malm, PhD
Director of the Honors Program in Business
Assistant Professor of Finance

Mary Moser, BA
Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Dean

  • Manages Honors administrative activities and facilities
  • Serves as point of contact for family inquiries

erobertsElizabeth Roberts, MA
Associate Director of Admissions

  • Manages the admissions and recruitment process for the Honors College
  • Coordinates Honors Student Ambassador program

plasmatiNick Plasmati, MFA
Assistant Director of Academic Programs

  • Assists with curriculum and course management
  • Coordinates events, programming, and activities for the Charleston Fellows Program
  • Coordinates Honors marketing and communications

kellSarah Kell, MA
Assistant to the Associate Dean

  • Assists with advising
  • Helps to coordinate experiential learning opportunities

Honors Faculty Fellows

Through our Faculty Fellows program, the Honors College has partnered with faculty from across campus to provide honors students with dedicated mentors from a variety of fields and disciplines. Faculty Fellows not only teach honors courses annually but also serve as honors advisors, providing students with personalized mentorship and connecting them with research and experiential opportunities relevant to their interests.

Learn more about our Honors Faculty Fellows here.


Contact Information

For questions about the Honors College Interview Weekend, contact Elizabeth Roberts at or 843.953.1252.