Professional jobs, internships and study abroad. You'll find them all at Experience
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Experience Expo is a biannual,
college-wide event that connects talented, career-ready students with top employers
and opportunities to build career and international experience.
Experience Expo Fall 2023
The next Experience Expo is set for Tuesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at Colonial
Don't miss out on an opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from some of
the top companies and organizations in the nation, including:
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island Club
Wild Dunes Resort
Roaring Gap Club
St. Joe Hospitality
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Charleston Place Hotel
Compass Group USA
Lowcountry Hospitality Association
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Daniel Island Club
Waffle House, Inc.
University of South Carolina - College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Charlotte Country Club
Camp Arrowhead for Boys
The Hershey Company
Walmart Stores and Clubs
Carolinas Chapter CMAA
Holland America/Princess Alaska - Yukon Land Operations
131 MAIN Restaurant
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Grey Oaks Country Club
Omni Hotels & Resorts
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Augusta National Golf Club
Reynolds Lake Oconee
American Junior Golf Association
Boca West Country Club
Cregger Company Inc.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
IES Global Internships
Ocean Reef Club
Chick-fil-A of West Columbia
Quality Oil Company, LLC
Beach House Hilton Head Island
Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hilton Columbia Center
Carnival Cruise Line
Gate Hospitality Group
Montage International Hotels and Resorts
Chick-fil-A (Columbia, SC on Bush River Road)
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Republic National Distributing Company
SportsMEDIA Technology Corp
Student / Alumni Registration
Interested in career options? Want to explore study abroad opportunities? Looking
for a job or internship in the fields of hospitality, tourism, retail, fashion, sport
or entertainment? All College of HRSM students and alumni are invited to attend this
one-day career fair.
This is an event employers don’t want to miss. Whether you are looking to fill internships,
part-time or full-time positions, you will have the opportunity to meet hundreds of
students with specialized industry training and knowledge — all in one day.
Crafting exceptional experiences is at the heart of what we do, and it starts by providing
students with the very best preparation for career success. The Experience Expo is
a one-day, custom event designed to connect College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport
Management students to internship, full-time job and study abroad opportunities that
will advance their careers and broaden their horizons.
Maximizing outcomes is key. This event is targeted to industries that match up with
our majors, including hotels, restaurants, country and golf clubs, events, tourism,
retail, ecommerce, fashion merchandising, entertainment, sport, and venues management.
The University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
is home to nationally and globally ranked degree programs that attract top students
from across the country and around the world. The college has a strong emphasis in
experiential learning, industry knowledge and professional development — producing
career-ready graduates who are ready to bring their knowledge, passion and leadership
skills to the workforce.
Interim Assistant Dean for Opportunity and Engagement / 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.
Yiming (Krystal) Qi
Program Coordinator College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Yiming (Krystal) Qi received her bachelor's degree in hospitality management with
a minor in event management from the University of South Carolina in May 2022. Qi
worked with Sree Hospitality as a guest care associate before beginning her new role
with HRSM as a program coordinator.
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