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    A Day in the Life of an HRSM Student

HRSM Student Experience

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of what we do, and it begins with the carefully crafted education experience we provide for our students. Industry expertise, experiential learning and career development are hallmarks of the student experience at South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

Learn beyond the classroom with trips like a visit to Darlington Speedway

Beyond the Classroom

HRSM students are continually learning outside the classroom through unique field trips and one-of-a-kind courses. Spend the day learning about the business of NASCAR at Darlington Raceway. Get a first-class lesson on hotel management behind the scenes at the Ritz-Carlton. Attend New York Fashion Week to learn from the best in the industry. 

Learn from leaders who are celebrated for advancing their fields as industry trailblazers!a

Learn from Leaders

Our professors didn’t just write the book on the subjects they teach; they’ve led successful careers as retail CEOs, hotel GMs and professional sport franchise presidents. They’re teaching from experience and sharing their knowledge and mentorship with the next generation. 

Study abroad in many international destinations

Study Abroad

HRSM creates custom, major-specific study abroad courses each semester, such as The Business of Baseball in Japan, Luxury Management in Italy, Sustainable Tourism in the Galapagos Islands, or Fashion and Food in Paris. Scholarships are also available to support student travel.

Career connections lead to meaningful internships and full-time employment

Career Connections

Our Dean has a vision of a 200% job placement for every student – that’s two job offers to choose from upon graduation. To make that vision a reality, the college provides students with a valuable alumni network, corporate engagement resources, career fairs, and faculty who are able to help students make industry connections.

Every HRSM student graduates with at least two work experiences on their resume.


Every HRSM student graduates with at least two work experiences on their resume, giving them an edge in the job market after graduation. By working internships into curriculum requirements, students are guaranteed to gain applicable work experience while earning their degree.

Students speak with alumni and industry leaders at the Marnie Pearce Professionalism Seminar.

Professional Development

Graduate with the confidence to make a strong first impression with specialized professional development training that will let your knowledge and skills shine. Every HRSM student completes comprehensive training on business etiquette, attire, communication skills, interviewing skills and more.

Student organizations help students connect with like-minded peers to accomplish common goals.

Student Organizations

Make your mark and make a difference by participating in one of HRSM’s student organizations. Run a fashion show, launch a business, help the community, and build strong friendships and leadership skills all along the way.


Learn more about the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management's areas of study and degree programs.  

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