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South Carolina Honors College


Lewis Wang

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I am a sophomore from Knoxville, Tennessee and I am a finance, international business, and economics triple major. I have interned at a private equity shop in Lexington, Kentucky and currently work for the Retirement System Investment Commission. I would like to go into investment banking, so I can build a solid foundation in intrinsic valuation.

 

I love: Food! My entire existence is dedicated to the pursuit of eating good food. For example, my first word was “more.” Also, the only thing on my bucket list right now is to eat at every single Michelin Star restaurant in the world.

My favorite things: Chelsea FC, military history, my Spotify account, and of course, food!

Something I’m proud of: When I was young, I saved every single quarter I got/found in a box. By my junior year of high school, I had saved quite a significant amount of money. I was able to donate it to a poor school in Tibet where they used the money to buy a small library and named it after me.

Favorite study music:  I use music a white noise when I study. According to 2017wrapped.com, I spent 89,998 minutes on Spotify, listened to 4,023 different songs and 2,236 different artists, and explored 34 genres of music. But if you ask me the name of the songs I listened to, I might be able to name seven on a good day.

Currently reading: The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis. My roommate and I challenged each other to do some reading over winter break. He recommended The Abolition of Man to me and I recommended The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli to him.

My advice for prospective students: College is supposed to be the best four years of your life. Keep an open-mind because there are tons of hidden opportunities out there. You just have to work hard and have a curious mind. Also, go join an organization! That is where you will find your best friends and people with similar interests.

My advice for current students: If you have some free time, go to your professor’s office hours. Our professors possess a wealth of knowledge just waiting for you.

My favorite thing about the Honors College: The people. A lot of my best friends are from my hall and classes. They will often be the ones making sure I have enough coffee when I am studying late in the night and the ones that will drive many hours to come visit you over the breaks.

My reason for choosing the SCHC: Throughout high school, I toured three times as many schools as I applied to, and one of my friends from my high school soccer team told me to consider USC while I was making my list of colleges to visit. Ultimately, I only ended up applying to the schools whose culture I could see myself fitting into, and USC was one of them. I ended up picking SCHC because of the opportunity to dive deeper into my major and for the opportunity to be considered for the #1 International Business Program in the U.S.