First-Year Service Corps

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The Carolina Center for Public Service offers a unique opportunity for selected first-year students to come together with faculty and staff throughout the year to deepen their academic and practical experience in public service during their time at Carolina.

Through a variety of activities, participants learn about existing and emerging opportunities for public service and engagement on and off campus. Getting an early start in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program (BPSS) puts them on a path to leadership within the program as well as on campus more generally.

First-Year Service Corps members benefit from:

  • A two-day immersive orientation during fall break (Oct. 16-17)
  • Capacity-building sessions led by faculty, staff, community partners and Carolina Students
  • Exposure to leaders in public service realms including social entrepreneurship, community-based participatory research, advocacy and more.
  • Ongoing networking and leadership opportunities within BPSS after program completion

application information

The application for the 2014-2015 First-Year Service Corps is available online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal until Monday, Sept. 15.

First-year students and transfer students in their first year at Carolina who are enrolled in BPSS are eligible to participate in the First-Year Service Corps. Fall 2014 enrollment for BPSS is open until Tuesday, Sept. 30 through the Buckley Portfolio.

For more information, contact BPSS.