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A finance major in the Class of 2012, JAMES WILSON says his choice of major and his desire to one day get involved in politics both came from exploring the opportunities offered at the University of South Carolina.

James benefited early from the services of the Minority Assistance Peer Program (MAPP). As a freshman, his MAPP mentor helped him adjust to college life, offered advice, even helped him find his classes. Now he is a MAPP mentor. James is also an advisor to the African American Male Institute, dedicated to giving minority students the tools to succeed in college.

Working in the Student Government Association and as a page at the S.C. State House has been a lot of work, but well worth it. James says he wasn't sure what he wanted to do before coming to the University, but "getting as many experiences as I could outside of the classroom has really helped me decide."

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