University of South Carolina Student Panel

Recorded Friday, September 25 at 09:00 PM

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School information

University of South Carolina | USC

Columbia, SC

Ask current USC students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Colin, Ishani, Kelly

Colin is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina currently working for Gartner. He double majored in Finance and Operations Management at the Darla Moore School of Business. He was additionally involved with Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and St. Baldrick’s. Apart from school, Colin enjoys fishing, stand up, traveling and running.

Ishani recently graduated from Columbia, South Carolina in the Darla Moore School of Business. She received a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and data analytics. She was the Chief Development Officer for her business fraternity, Sigma Omega Upsilon International Business Fraternity, served as an Orientation Leader and as a University 101 peer leader. She also did two internships with Sony Music Entertainment in New York City. She is currently taking a gap year to pursue a career in the music industry as a performer. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with my friends, traveling and cooking!

Kelly is a senior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania majoring in Public Health and a minor in Business Administration. Kelly is an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and has just recently finished up her term as a Vice President. Kelly is also involved in other organizations such as Club field hockey, dance marathon, infectious disease club, public health society, and sales club. Kelly also has several internship and job experiences, one including the Masters golf tournament. Outside of school Kelly stays very active and loves to travel!

School information

University of South Carolina | USC

Columbia, SC
Your host

Undergrad College: University of Montana '10

Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Graduate College: Boston University, PhD

Work Experience: I got my PhD in history from Boston University in 2020. I have worked as a researcher and writer for a Boston-based policy center and am a freelance editor.

My Admissions Story: I remember the admissions process as a time to imagine possible futures (where to live? what to study? who to meet?), though am happy to report (as you can see from my bio) that few of those decisions were set in stone. So have fun and enjoy the ride!

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Kristen and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
7:52@anonymous:What do you do around the campus? do you like the location?
12:25@anonymous:How are the dorms at the School?
12:39@anonymous:How is food culture like in South Carolina?
15:44@anonymous:can freshman have a 1 bedroom dorm?
15:52@anonymous:can freshman have a dorm room as a single / no roommate?
16:55@anonymous:how excepting is the school of different races or people in the LGBT+ community?
23:09@anonymous:Do you think USC is diverse? How is the culture there
23:27@anonymous:What is your favorite tradition at University of South Carolina?
24:53@anonymous:Do you have to be in the business school to join the business fraternity? I'm interested in a double major: economics and environmental studies.
30:42@anonymous:what sort of academic requirements are needed?
32:20@anonymous:What professions, or fields are focused on most? What major's USC known for?
41:12@anonymous:what are some of your favorite clubs or activities
41:31@anonymous:How were the internship opportunities for you as a finance major? And how are the internships for everyone, how does the school help with finding these internships?
43:30@samueljasperdavid:Is there food available in the dorm after 10 PM?
43:54@anonymous:How safe is the school? are there ways to get into contact with people quickly if you don't feel safe.
44:49@anonymous:What is your favorite class?
51:06@anonymous:describe university in three word.


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