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Darla Moore School of Business

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Rising to success

The first Rising Scholars students to graduate from the Moore School are already realizing bright futures and are on the path to fulfilling careers.

The Rising Scholars program, which entered its fifth year in 2022-23, connects underserved South Carolina students pursuing degrees within the Moore School with key opportunities and resources across campus. In the program, students attend a tailored session of the University 101 first-year experience course; participate in social, academic and professional development activities; network with successful alumni; connect with faculty and peer mentors; receive personal finance education; and more.

Students in the program with financial need receive a renewable scholarship each academic year. Rising Scholars reside in a living and learning community during their freshman year and have access to peer tutors and ad hoc academic resources.

Here’s what some of the first graduates of the Rising Scholars program are doing now:

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 '22 business administration and finance

Began working in June 2022 as a wealth analyst at Truist in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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'22 marketing, '22 Master of International Business

Began working in April 2023 as a digital marketing technology coordinator for the Marsh McLennnan Agency and resides in New York City.

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’21 operations and supply chain, minor in sport and entertainment management

Began a position in January 2022 as a transportation manager for Werner Enterprises in West Columbia, South Carolina.

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’22 management and finance, ’23 expected graduation Master of Human Resources

Currently enrolled in the Master of Human Resources program.


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'22 management, ’23 expected graduation Master of Human Resources

Currently enrolled in the Master of Human Resources program and works full time as an administrative assistant in the Moore School.


The Moore School would like to continue growing the Rising Scholars program. If you would like to make a strategic investment in this crucial program, click here.

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