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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Rachel Acosta

Title: First-Year Academic Advisor, College of Information and Communications
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-3311
Office: SJMC Suite 118


B.A. English, Florida International University


Hometown: Miami, FL

About Me: I have been in and out of higher education for the last 10 years. Previously, I have worked at the University of Miami as an Academic Advisor in the Department of Psychology. I am an English literature and language nerd who really does enjoy reading for fun. I love learning new things (which is why I watch the special features on any movie or TV show I buy) and am always either listening to several different types of podcasts at any given time or can recommend a great documentary to watch.

Favorite Quote: "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us." - Mary Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

Advice to Students: This is the perfect time in life to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. Your undergraduate experience will be what you make, and we advisors are here to help you navigate this new culture you have entered called "College."