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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Two members of Waffle House display a large check for $6,000 for graduates.

Corporate Partner Program

Managed through HRSM’s Office of Corporate Engagement, the Corporate Partnership Program plays a vital role in helping our students launch their careers. HRSM’s Office of Corporate Engagement blends experiential learning, industry engagement and career development opportunities to provide students with immersive experiences and preparation. Working with our Corporate Partners, we are preparing the next generation of leaders and shaping the future of hospitality, tourism, retail, sport and entertainment.

Corporate Partnership Program: Levels of Giving

  • Dean's Partner: $10,000
  • Leadership Partner: $5,000
  • HRSM Partner: $2,500

Support Student Career Engagement

Your gift will impact students’ lives and career paths. A donation through the College of HRSM Corporate Partnership Program will directly fund HRSM’s Corporate Engagement Fund and Internship Support Fund. Join the College of HRSM as a Corporate Partner to elevate your organization’s brand awareness among our students and make a difference in the lives of the next generation of industry leaders.

  • Two Kiawah Island Golf Resort representatives pose for a photo at the 2022 Experience Expo.
  • A representative from Kohl's speaks with an HRSM student at the fall 2022 Experience Expo event.

Partnership Benefits

  • Partnership recognition on HRSM website
  • On-campus corporate days and recruiting opportunities with options for customized events
  • Special promotion of internships and full-time positions in targeted student newsletters and Alumni LinkedIn Group
  • Social media publicity on HRSM platforms
  • Company highlight each semester in HRSM student newsletter
  • Corporate site visit opportunities to host HRSM students at partner company locations Executive mentorship opportunities with HRSM student leaders
  • Financially supporting students’ internship dreams

Get in Touch

Erica Lake headshot

Erica Lake

Director of Corporate Engagement
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Erica Lake has many years of experience building relationships with employers and helping them to connect with University of South Carolina students for internships and full-time positions. Prior to Lake's work in the college, she served more than eight years as the associate director for employer relations for the USC Career Center.

Dean's Partners

  • Waffle House logo
  • Belk logo
  • CVS Health logo

 HRSM Partners

  • Kohl's logo
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort logo
  • Atrium Hospitality logo


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