University of South Carolina


Horseshoe Gate

Michaela Helms
Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Athens, Tennessee

I graduated from the University of South Carolina in December of 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. While I was at USC, I participated in many activities like the "Mighty Sound of the Southeast" Carolina Marching Band, Sigma Alpha Iota -- Professional Music Fraternity for Women, and even helped to start the USC Percussion Society. I was also able to participate in two study abroad programs to Costa Rica and Argentina. When I am not cheering on the Gamecocks, I like to travel, practice yoga, read, and spend time with my family and cat Jax.

The best advice I would give someone entering college is to choose a place that will allow you to grow as an individual. Look at all the opportunities that are available to you and take advantage of them. USC is a great place to be and nothing could be finer than being a Carolina Gamecock! I am very excited to be working for my alma mater and help connect students with a positive college experience like I had!