There are a variety of ways to connect with College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) students and we’re here to help create the perfect engagement opportunity to meet your community outreach, recruiting or brand visibility needs:
The College of HRSM is always looking for industry professionals and executives to speak to our classes and enrich students’ education with insights and experience. Whether you would like to speak to one class, or become a professor for a day, we look forward to welcoming you to our classrooms.
Dean’s Lecture Series
Do you have an executive who is a dynamic speaker who can inspire the next generation of hospitality, retail and sport and entertainment management professionals? Our students greatly benefit from the knowledge shared by proven leaders. Our Dean’s Lecture Series is the perfect forum to share your executive with the College for a day and is a special event that reaches more than 300 students each semester.
Immerse students in your organization through a full day of speaking opportunities, classroom lectures, networking, recruiting, co-branded events and more. Corporate days help organizations stand out on campus and give students multiple opportunities to interact with and learn from your recruiting team and industry thought leaders.
At Your Offices
HRSM is known for getting students outside the classroom. Visiting a company headquarters, office, venue or event is an exciting and memorable way for students to learn about the industry, meet professionals where they work and experience company culture first hand.
Student Organization Involvement
Our students are passionate, budding para-professionals who are giving back to the field and community through thriving student organizations. The College of HRSM has 18 career-related student organizations that are actively engaging employers and professionals to speak at club meetings, work on service projects and more.
HRSM has more than 20,000 alumni working across our industries and around the world. Visit our Alumni page to learn more about opportunities for alumni to connect with the college and for companies to connect with our alumni.
Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar
Also known as HRSM 301, this specialized course is required for all HRSM majors and is designed to prepare students for their careers with professional development training, including: proper attire, dining etiquette, resume writing, interview skills, networking and more. The course includes a series of interactive events where students get evaluated by industry professionals. Volunteer at an upcoming event to help students practice their skills and get valuable feedback.
Make a Gift
A gift to the College can support a student scholarship, professional development program, study abroad opportunity or event to help students reach their career dreams. Please contact our development team to discuss custom opportunities to support our students’ academic and career success.