Geology & Business Management, 2002
James Young completed a BIS degree while at USC Aiken in Business Management and Geology. A degree that helped him gain a position he enjoys as a Senior Dispatcher at UPS Supply Chain Solutions. During his academic career at USC Aiken James received the award for Best Undergraduate Paper: Earth/Geological Science Section from the South Carolina Academy of Science. He also took advantage of a Maymester course studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, where he competed in the Prague International Marathon. James also gained two internships at Savannah River Site during his summer vacation.
Along with his academic successes James also found time to become involved in USC Aiken’s campus and community. He was a member of the Student Government Association, University Judicial Board, and South Carolina Academy of Science. While James was guided and encouraged by many professors at USC Aiken, Dr. Bill Pirkle pushed him to excel and give 110% throughout his internships. The diverse and many opportunities of which James took advantage (in and out of the classroom) are what he attributes to his being prepared for the job he has today.
Written by Joe Berry, Student Intern – Alumni Office, 2015