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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • HRSM Leaders speak with prospective students at an Open House event.

Apply for the HRSM Leadership Program

We are looking for energetic HRSM students with an innate desire to lead. You must be an undergraduate in good academic standing who is excited to serve and be recognized as a leader while engaging with industry partners, alumni, faculty, staff, and current and prospective students.

Application Criteria

  • USC cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 as a second-year student.
  • Strong leadership and academic record since arriving at USC.
  • Desire to grow your leadership potential in professional settings.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to enriching the experience of all current and future HRSM students.

Application Process

Applications are accepted in February with interviews to follow in March. After a virtual personal interview and leadership assessment, finalists are selected to give individual presentations. Students chosen for the HRSM Leaders Program will be notified in mid-March. Approximately 25 students are selected each year.

If chosen to be an HRSM Leader you will be asked to make a very important three-year commitment to the College of HRSM. Meetings dates and training times will be established based on your availability.

Apply Now

If you have any questions regarding the HRSM Leaders application process please stop by the HRSM Welcome Center. You can also email or call 803-777-4776 with questions.

Thank you for your interest in representing the College of HRSM!


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