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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • A student speaks with a representative from Hilton Hotels as the fall 2022 Experience Expo.

    Customized Career Fair

    Professional jobs, internships and study abroad. You'll find them all at Experience Expo!

Experience Expo

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 Life Arena.

Registered Employers

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:

  • Employer
  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • Kiawah Island Club
  • Target
  • Wild Dunes Resort
  • Roaring Gap Club
  • Atrium Hospitality
  • process.
  • Palmetto Bluff
  • PepsiCo
  • St. Joe Hospitality
  • Drury Hotels
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Charleston Place Hotel
  • Belk, Inc.
  • Compass Group USA
  • FLIK Hospitality
  • Lowcountry Hospitality Association
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Hilton
  • Daniel Island Club
  • Waffle House, Inc.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • University of South Carolina - College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • Charlotte Country Club
  • SAI Programs
  • 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
  • Marriott International
  • The Cliffs
  • 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.
  • Buckle
  • Goosehead Insurance
  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide
  • CVS Health
  • Dollywood
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Hotel Equities
  • IES Global Internships
  • Kohl's
  • Ocean Reef Club
  • Chick-fil-A of West Columbia
  • Quality Oil Company, LLC
  • Beach House Hilton Head Island
  • Anakeesta
  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Hilton Columbia Center
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Gate Hospitality Group
  • Montage International Hotels and Resorts
  • Encore
  • Aramark
  • Capitol Clothing
  • Chick-fil-A (Columbia, SC on Bush River Road)
  • Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • SportsMEDIA Technology Corp
  • Carowinds

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.

Student / Alumni Registration

Employer Registration

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.

Employer Registration

About the Expo

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.

Industry Focused

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.

Top Talent

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.

Experience Expo Fall 2022 / Spring 2023

Get in Touch

Send an email to to get in touch with a member of our corporate engagement team.

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Erica Lake, Ph.D.

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.

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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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