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Where they landed

Congratulations to the University of South Carolina Class of 2018!

Many of our College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management graduates are excited to start their new jobs or graduate school right after graduation, and here are a few highlights of what our newest alumni are doing next.

Are you a recent HRSM grad? What are you doing after college? Share the good news about your post-graduation next steps with us at hrsmcomm@mailbox.sc.edu and include a photo so we can help celebrate your success.


 

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    Ali Goodwin, Hospitality Management

    will begin her career in one of South Carolina's top tourist spots as a recruiting coordinator for Wyndham Vacation Ownership in North Myrtle Beach.

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    Anna Grace Pruitt, Hospitality Management

    will join Lara Beth, LLC in Dallas as an event planner. Anna Grace says landing this job has been her goal for the last three years! 

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    Anna Ponkka, Sport and Entertainment Management

    is the newest recruiter for JTCC, a top-ranked tennis academy, and began her career representing JTCC at the French Open!

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    Jack Cross, Sport and Entertainment Management

    has accepted a golf course maintenance internship at Yeamans Hall Club, one of the top 100 golf courses in the U.S.

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    Julie Lamson-Scribner, Hospitality Mangement

    will begin her career at one of the world's top golf clubs, The Alotian, as a club management extern.

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    Kaajal Negi, Sport and Entertainment Management

    has accepted a marketing position with Octagon at the company's global headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

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    Kellianne Venit, Sport and Entertainment Management

    earned a place in the management training program with CSC crowd management in Dallas!

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    Lauren Martin, Retailing

    accepted a job offer as a rooms leader in development with the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.

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    Madi Chernick, Retailing

    turned her internship with Under Armour into a full-time position! Madi will be a materials supply planner based at the company's global headquarters in Baltimore.

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    Maggie Byrne, Retailing

    will be traveling the country for the next year as a brand ambassador for Planters Peanuts under Kraft Heinz!

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    Megan Lucky, Sport and Entertainment Management

    will learn more about the golf industry as an intern with the PGA in New Jersey!

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    Tiffany Ancharski, Sport and Entertainment Management

    is one of just six people nationwide hired for a year-long internship with the College Football Playoff!

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    Scotty Atherton, Hospitality Management

    is headed to Boston in his new role as a member of Aramark's Accelerate to Leadership program!

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    Kennon Beach, Hospitality Management

    will be moving to Nashville to work for Marriott Hotels at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center as part of the Marriott Voyage global leadership development program!

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    Clark Benassi, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Clark Benassi will go on to grad school in one of the top programs in the world: ours!

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    Anthony Carson, Sport and Entertainment Management

    is headed to University of Tennessee, Knoxville for grad school!

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    Sarah May Deeb, Hospitality Management

    is going to the nation's capital! She'll be working for Marriott Hotels at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel as part of the Marriott Voyage global leadership development program!

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    Becca Fineco, Hospitality Management

    will be teaching English in Spain for a year with the Spanish Ministry of Education's cultural ambassador program! She'll be a North American Language and Culture Assistant.

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    Miranda Fitzgerald, Hospitality Management

    will be working for Marriott Hotels at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis as part of the Marriott Voyage global leadership development program!

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    Steven Hetzer, Hospitality Management

    has already begun a year-long externship at The Alotian Club in Arkansas, one of the world's most exclusive golf clubs.

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    Dayna Hood, Interdisciplinary Studies

    has accepted a position with The Select Group in Washington, D.C! She'll be doing IT and government consulting as an account manager.

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    Logan Hudson, Sport and Entertainment Management 

    is staying with us! We're excited to say she's been accepted to our top-ranked master's program!

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    Kara Komondor, Sport and Entertainment Management

    is going to the big leagues! She's moving to NYC to work for Major League Baseball in their special events department!

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    Alex Kunkle, Retailing

    is taking the design skills that earned her first place at UofSC Fashion Week to Chicago, where she'll be part of the world-renowned Mac Duggal design team!   

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    Katie Landmesser, Retailing

    will be waking up in the city that doesn't sleep! She's accepted a job in PR with the HL Group in the Big Apple!

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    Hannah Lusk, Retailing

    has accepted a position with Nordstrom as a visual stylist! She'll be at the Nordstrom store in the Mall of Green Hills in Nashville.

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    Anna Bradley Lynch, Tourism Management

    has accepted a position as the area catering sales manager for the Homewood Suites and Holiday Inn in the historical district of downtown Charleston!

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    Ndidi Okafor, Retailing 

    will be completing her buying and planning internship at Nordstrom headquarters in Seattle!

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    Christopher Perez, Sport and Entertainment Management

    will be working as a hybrid legal / technical intern for the Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer (MLS) this summer and starting law school at the University of Texas in the fall!

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    Mary Katherine Rogers, Hospitality Management

    will be the newest sales coordinator for US Foods, starting her career close to home in Lexington!

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    Catherine Snyder, Hospitality Management 

    will be working for Marriott Hotels at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Dallas as part of the Marriott Voyage global leadership development program!

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    Justin Steele, Retailing

    represented HRSM in New York City for Fashion Week earlier this year, and he'll be headed back to start his career, working for Ross!

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    Santiago Vasquez, Hospitality Management 

    is the new sales coordinator for The Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island, South Carolina!

 


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