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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

  • HRSM Student Leaders pose in a garden next to the Close-Hipp Building.

Leadership Program

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Leadership Program is an exclusive personal and professional development initiative for students. The College has generated top-level industry talent from the HRSM Leadership Program (previously known as HRSM Ambassadors) since 2009.

About the Program

Involving approximately 100 HRSM students each year, the Leaders Program is designed to ensure that the College of HRSM delivers confident, poised, self-aware, diverse, and effective leaders. Around 25 students are selected each year.

Program Benefits

As a member of the HRSM Leadership Program, you will be part of a distinguished group of students from diverse backgrounds who all share a common goal of academic and leadership success. You will gain many opportunities to develop your leadership skills both personally and professionally, including:

  • Representing the College of HRSM at various events for alumni, students and friends
  • Leading informational sessions and tours for prospective students
  • Participating in exclusive leadership courses
  • Networking opportunities with faculty, alumni and industry partners
  • Hands-on experience in public speaking and project management

The HRSM Leaders Program has deeply enriched my time at USC. You learn a lot of skills that can be applied in life or in future jobs in the industry such as public speaking and problem solving. I have made so many connections with friends, faculty, and industry professionals through the Leadership Program, and I know these relationships will sustain me the rest of my career.

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