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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • Three recruiters from Belk pose for a photo at their table while attending the 2023 Experience Expo at Colonial Life Arena.

Corporate Partner Program

Managed through HRSM’s Office of Corporate Engagement, the Corporate Partnership Program plays a vital role in helping our students launch their careers. HRSM’s Office of Corporate Engagement blends experiential learning, industry engagement and career development opportunities to provide students with immersive experiences and preparation. Working with our Corporate Partners, we are preparing the next generation of leaders and shaping the future of hospitality, tourism, retail, sport and entertainment.

Corporate Partnership Program: Levels of Giving

  • Dean's Partner: $10,000
  • Leadership Partner: $5,000
  • HRSM Partner: $2,500

Support Student Career Engagement

Your gift will impact students’ lives and career paths. A donation through the College of HRSM Corporate Partnership Program will directly fund HRSM’s Corporate Engagement Fund and Internship Support Fund. Join the College of HRSM as a Corporate Partner to elevate your organization’s brand awareness among our students and make a difference in the lives of the next generation of industry leaders.

  • A Delta flight attendant representative speaks with a student at the Experience Expo event.
  • Representatives from CVS Health speak with students a Experience Expo.

Partnership Benefits

  • Partnership recognition on HRSM website
  • On-campus corporate days and recruiting opportunities with options for customized events
  • Special promotion of internships and full-time positions in targeted student newsletters and Alumni LinkedIn Group
  • Social media publicity on HRSM platforms
  • Company highlight each semester in HRSM student newsletter
  • Corporate site visit opportunities to host HRSM students at partner company locations Executive mentorship opportunities with HRSM student leaders
  • Financially supporting students’ internship dreams

Get in Touch

Erica Lake headshot

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.

Dean's Partners

  • Belk logo
  • CVS logo

Leadership Partners

  • Delta Airlines logo
  • Kohl's logo

HRSM Partners

  • Boca West Country Club logo
  • Chick-fil-A West Columbia Saluda Pointe logo

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