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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Jay Pou

Title: Exploratory Advisor I
Department: Office of Exploratory Advising & Academic Coaching
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-1506
Office: Close Hipp Suite 381
Jay is picture from the shoulders up in front of a green background. He is wearing a blue collared shirt with a blue tie, eyeglasses, and is smiling.


B.A. Journalism, University of South Carolina 
M.Ed. Higher Education, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Saluda, SC

About Me: I came to USC as a freshman in 2001 and never left! I teach UNIV 101 and UNIV 401 and volunteer with the local chapter of the USC Alumni Association. My wife and I live in the Rosewood neighborhood with our miniature dachshund, who is a very good friend. I love books (nonfiction), sports (Gamecocks), and music (I play guitar -- let me know if you'd like your advising appointment to be sung.)

Favorite Quote: Be yourself -- everyone else is taken.

Advice to Students: Any pizza is a personal pan if you believe in yourself.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.