Strategic Industry Partners

Enhance the student experience and meet your strategic goals.

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in the School of Business at the College of Charleston invites our industry partners to formally join us as Strategic Industry Partners (SIPs).

Strategic Industry Partnership enhances the learning experience for students through partners’ active participation in HTMT programs and to build curricular and operational synergies that are mutually beneficial to both our students and our industry.

Become a SIP Member

2023-24 strategic industry partners

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We thank all of our amazing SIP partners for their generous support of the hospitality and tourism management department.

Become a SIP Program Member

  • Membership is open to all, but focused primarily on hospitality and tourism organizations
  • Suggested annual gift of $1,500 and/or in-kind donations (e.g., gift cards, complimentary food and beverage services, lodging accommodations, meeting space, tours, etc.)
  • Partners are also encouraged to financially sponsor scholarships, departmental projects, etc.

Member Benefits

Your annual donation will provide your organization with enhanced access to our program, our students and our graduates.
  • Staffing

    • Entry or management level interns
    • Internships with guidelines for successful implementation
    • Part-time or full-time positions
    • Student volunteers for special events
    • Guidance for customized job postings that reach over 1,500 current students and alumni

  • Access to students

    • Facilitate exposure to top students and form relationships (in the classroom or at special events)
    • Host student field trips to promote staffing
    • Active participation in departmental programs 

  • Organizational Promotion

    • Partner organization days
    • Students invited to dedicated information session about organizational opportunities
    • Help your organization with specific research projects (e.g., market research, case study solutions, etc.)
    • Promote business partners through social media, website listings, and on-campus networking events

Payment Options

There are three easy payment methods available.