University of South Carolina — Honors College

Class of 2021

Overall GPA: 4.0

SAT Composite: 1520 (99th percentile)

I am currently a sophomore at the Honors College of the University of South Carolina, studying International Business, Global Supply Chain & Operations Management, Psychology, French, and Business Data Analytics.

Honors: Top Scholar/McNair Scholarship Award Recipient, President’s List (3/3 semesters), Dean’s List (3/3 semesters), Passport Travel Grant Recipient, “I Want Moore” Travel Grant Recipient

Involvements: Resident Mentor, Youth Refugee Tutor, Adult Conversational Volunteer, Top Scholar Peer Leader, Top Scholar Buddy, Top Scholar Host Team Member


International study is one of the things I am most excited about over the coming years. I am so intrigued by other cultures and I am eager to see what international experiences will be influential in my life. There is so much to be learned from new adventures, and while I have only one international experience to date, one of my top priorities is discovering more.

International Study Experience

NORWAY global classroom — may 2018 — oslo, bergen, stavanger

My first international experience was in Norway, studying the economic effects of Norway’s dominant petroleum sector, renowned social welfare programs, and strict government regulations.


things that keep me up at night

other cultures

Sometimes I wonder how my life would be different if I were born anywhere else on the planet. I think it’s incredible how diverse human life is. From remote villages in Oceania to skyscrapers in Manhattan, everyone has their own version of “normal,” and your version is just as foreign to someone else as theirs is to you.

global complexity 

I often think about and try to have a conscious appreciation for the scale of the world and the infinite number of experiences and interactions that occur at any given time. At this very moment, life is beginning for someone, while ending for another. Right now, someone is falling in love, while someone else is getting their heart broken. When you’re driving on the highway do you ever wonder where each car is going? When you’re sitting on a plane, do you ever think about where everyone else is heading and how your common destination means something completely different to everyone on board? I do. All the time. It’s impossible to truly comprehend how big the world truly is. I find that comforting and discomforting at the same time.

shared moments

When you’re at a concert or sitting in a coffeeshop, that particular moment is something that you have in common with everyone else in that room. You all have different experiences and backgrounds and completely different lives, but for that time, regardless of how long that moment may be, you share that with them. Everybody in that concert hall has a different connection to that artist and those songs; everybody in that coffeeshop has a different reason for being there and an incredibly complex string of events that led them to that precise moment. I think that’s pretty cool.


coursework

Freshman Year

Managerial Accounting

Finance

Proficiency in French

Computer Information Systems

Behavioral and Mental Disorders

Financial Accounting

Film & Media Studies

Journalism: Media and Society

Sociology

Statistics for Business

Sophomore Year

Globalization and Business

Data Analytics

Operations Management

Musical Acoustics

Acoustics Laboratory

French Communication and Culture

Principles of Management

Business Law

Reading and Written French Expression

Professional Communication

Statistics for Economics

Survey of Personality

Rhetoric

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