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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • A CVS recruiter speakers with an HRSM student at the fall 2022 Experience Expo.

Hire HRSM Students

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is home to more than 2,500 passionate, talented and ambitious students who are preparing to become the next generation of industry leaders.

Every HRSM undergraduate student has at least two internships on their resume by graduation day, and we’re working to help them have two job offers in hand too!

Post a Position

Employers can list open positions on Handshake — the University of South Carolina’s online job board for students and alumni. Visit the USC Career Center to create your Handshake account. Make sure to target your postings to College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management majors using the posting filters.


HRSM students are no average interns. In addition to being in one of the top programs in the nation for their fields, each HRSM student receives specialized training through the Marnie Pearce Professional Development Seminar.

Internships are integrated into the College of HRSM's curriculum and dedicated internship directors help students get the most out of each experience.

Complete our Hire an HRSM Student Form if you are interested in promoting available internship opportunities to HRSM students.

Career Fairs and Networking Events

The College of HRSM offers industry-specific career fairs to match our students with the best employers from around the nation.

Each February and September, the college hosts a career, internship and study abroad fair for its majors, giving employers the opportunity to interact with nearly 1,000 students in one day. Visit our Experience Expo page to learn more.

HRSM’s Department of Sport and Entertainment Management hosts an annual industry conference, Sport Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow (SEVT), to bring thought leaders, professionals, researchers and students together to discuss the latest industry trends, issues and ideas. The conference includes a career and internship fair specifically for sport and entertainment management majors.

In addition to our college- and department-level career fairs, there are university-wide career fairs each semester, open to a wide variety of majors. Students are encouraged to attend USC internship and career fairs, which are typically held in September and January. 

Each semester, the College of HRSM Alumni Society hosts a career night to give students the opportunity to practice their networking skills in a unique and safe learning environment. Alumni and industry professionals are invited to the networking event to evaluate students and interact with potential employees. Learn more about Alumni Society Virtual Career Night.

The college works with a variety of large employers to host customized recruiting and interview days on campus. Contact the Office of Corporate Engagement to determine if a recruiting day is best for your organization by completing the Hire an HRSM Student Form.

Immersive Experiences

  • A group of HRSM student pose for a photo with executives from Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., during a site visit to the organization in November 2022.

    Golf Industry Opportunities

    Students from the College of HRSM got the chance to visit and meet with executives at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., in November 2022. Over the past two decades, the College of HRSM has built a comprehensive education and career development program for students who want to become leaders in the golf tourism industry.

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  • Students look at laptops while speaking with sales reps at the Gamecock's iHub store.

    Gamecock iHub

    Students pursuing a retailing degree at the University of South Carolina can work with the world’s largest and most valuable consumer brand as part of their coursework. The Department of Retailing faculty and students are proud to manage USC's Apple®  Authorized Campus Store — Gamecock iHub.

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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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