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South Carolina Honors College

Michael Lisson

Ask me about... Sport and Entertainment Management, musical organizations on campus, intramurals, Gamecock athletics, internships, and being an out of state student!

I am a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management and minoring in Advertising/Public Relations. I love watching sports, playing sports, singing, and traveling. I’ve been very fortunate to pursue each of these passions in my time at USC, and I look forward to continuing to do so while I’m here! In the future, I hope to work for a professional sports team or collegiate athletic department in either media relations or community relations.

 

Something I’m proud of: In the span of 2 hours I planned a complete trip to Phoenix, Arizona to watch the USC men’s basketball team play in the Final Four! It lightened my wallet, but I don’t regret a single moment of the experience.

Something new I’d like to learn: How to play the piano. It’s such a classic instrument and I know the bare basics, but it also seems like a very time-consuming instrument to learn.

Songs I’ve completely memorized: Closer by The Chainsmokers

Favorite study music: I created a playlist with a lot of different genres – pop, indie, rap, and everything in between. The changes of pace keep my brain active!

Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, because who wouldn’t want to skip school one day and adventure with their best friends? Every time I watch the movie I find something new to laugh at. I even dressed up as Ferris for Halloween this year!

My pet peeve: When people spell Michael “Micheal”. Like who does that??? Yikes.

My weakness: Ginger ale. I don’t drink soda often, but when I do, it’s either Canada Dry or Seagram’s ginger ale (I promise this is not a paid endorsement, but if either company is reading this I would love some free ginger ale).

Something I will never do: Drink coffee. Sorry not sorry. 

My advice for prospective students: Don’t be afraid to leave home! You will meet so many new people from all walks of life and they will become family to you. I am the only one of my friends from home who went out of state, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

My advice for current students: Get to know your peers. Chances are they’re from somewhere different and have a different upbringing than you. You will learn something new from every person you encounter.

My favorite thing about the Honors College: The Honors community! My roommates, best friends, and most of my favorite professors I have met through the Honors College. I can’t imagine doing college without any of those people!

My reason for choosing the SCHC: It makes a large university feel small. I had concerns about the size of USC, but those were quickly resolved when I visited campus and learned about the Honors College. Although over 30,000 undergraduates attend university here, the SCHC makes sure you never feel like a small fish in a big pond. Plus, how can you beat the #1 public honors college in the nation?


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