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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management


Making the most of the break

Three groups of students from the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management started 2020 by scattering across the country to attend some of the most important conferences in their industries.

January 2020 faculty, staff and alumni notes

Here are just a few of the achievements by faculty, staff and alumni over the past month!

From undergrad to management: Internship opens doors for UofSC retailing grad

McCarthy will graduate December 16 with a bachelor of science in retailing and a focus in fashion merchandising and digital innovations. She will step directly into a lucrative job in South Carolina's retail industry, and it all started with an internship requirement for her degree program.

23 years in the Coliseum: Longtime UofSC employee Michelle Knight earns master's degree while working full-time

In December 2019, Michelle Knight will complete her master's degree in sport and entertainment management, wrapping up 18 years of classes in the Coliseum and two degrees from the UofSC's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

High expectations: Retailing instructor strives to be a ‘good boss’ to her students

The University of South Carolina has plenty of good teachers. But some, like senior instructor of retailing Karen Edwards, take their efforts in the classroom to the next level.

Making connections: Networking opportunities gained at UofSC help Dashon Murray launch a career with Hyatt

Dashon Murray will graduate from the University of South Carolina in December with a bachelor's degree in tourism management and a management job with one of the world's top hotel chains already secured. A lot of hard work went into reaching his graduation and career goals, but the turning point came with one simple conversation.

December 2019 faculty, staff and alumni notes

Here's a quick list of just a few of the accomplishments and milestones from across the college this month!

Win a trip to New York Fashion Week!

The University of South Carolina’s Department of Retailing, UofSC Trademark Licensing and IMG College Licensing are teaming up to provide two UofSC students with a free trip to New York City to represent UofSC at New York Fashion Week in February 2020.

Airman works toward master’s degree at UofSC while serving his country

The first words visitors see at the U.S. Air Force website are “We do the impossible every day.” As an airman, husband and father of two working toward his second master’s degree while on active duty, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Sigmon has learned that the slogan is true, and that the key word is “we.”

Category management partnership opens new career opportunities for UofSC students

Product placement, inventory decisions and other analytic decisions are part of the lucrative and fast-growing segment of the retailing industry known as category management. A new partnership is opening doors to that job market for University of South Carolina retail management students.


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