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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 Spring 2024

The next Experience Expo is set for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 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:

  • 131 MAIN Restaurant
  • American Hospitality Talent Acquisition
  • Ansley Golf Club
  • Beach House Hilton Head Island
  • Belk, Inc.
  • Bluegreen Vacations
  • Bowlero Corporation
  • Breakthru Beverage Group
  • Buckle
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA (Williamsburg, VA)
  • C√©sar Ritz Colleges Switzerland
  • Carmel Country Club
  • Charleston Place Hotel
  • Chartwell Hospitality
  • Chick-fil-A of West Columbia
  • Columbia Fireflies
  • Columbia Marriott
  • Cregger Company Inc.
  • Daniel Island Club
  • Drury Hotels
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Encore
  • Gate Hospitality Group
  • Gravity IT Resources
  • Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • IMCMV Margaritaville
  • Kiawah Island Club
  • Kohl's
  • Long Cove Club
  • Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
  • Lowcountry Hospitality Association
  • Marriott International
  • Marriott Vacations Worldwide
  • McLeod Health
  • Myer's Park Country Club
  • Nautical Boat Club
  • Ocean Reef Club
  • Palmetto Bluff
  • Pappas Restaurants
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Quixote Hospitality
  • REI
  • Republic Finance
  • Richland County Recreation Commission
  • SAI Programs
  • Seabrook Island Club
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Southern Hospitality Internship Program (SHIP)
  • St. Joe Hospitality
  • Still Hopes Retirement Community
  • Target
  • Techtronic Industries, NA (TTI)
  • The Club at Ibis
  • The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • University of South Carolina - College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • White Lodging
  • Wild Dunes Resort

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.

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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