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McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise

  • Student Advisory Council members enjoy a lunch meeting with faculty director Dirk Brown

Student Advisory Council

Join a select group of student leaders who are creating innovative opportunities at UofSC. Advisory council members plan unique programs and services to help student entrepreneurs thrive.

2020–2021 Student Advisory Council Members

Andres Carrillo portrait

Andres Carrillo

Andres is a Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management major from Greenville, South Carolina. He is currently working on a project to help the poor in Columbia as part of his graduation with leadership distinction portfolio.

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Brett Nilsen portrait

Brett Nilsen

Brett majored in finance and business with a minor in psychology minor. The Chadds Ford, Pennsylania native started a sneaker-reselling business in the seventh grade that he still operates, which grossed more than $350,000 in sales this past year. He is currently working on a new startup company that will be an inventory management tool and multi-channel listing service for other sneaker resellers.

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Jack Collins portrait

Jack Collins

Jack is a political science major and business administration minor from Lexington, South Carolina. Jack taught himself website management, coding and popular online services, which he parlayed into a job helping a local startup company. 

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Jimmy Marshall portrait

Jimmy Marshall

Jimmy is a risk managment and insurance major and public relations and advertising minor from Germantown, Maryland. He also serves as the vice president of membership for UofSC's chapter of the Gamma Iota Sigma risk management fraternity.

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Ryan Brands portrait

Ryan Brands

Ryan is a finance major who pursued extracurricular education to earn his real estate license. The Texas native's ultimate goal is to start his own real estate investment trust.

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