USC Student Chapter
2022-2023 Student Chapter Leadership Team
Chip Hughes, CCM--Greenville Country Club
Jacob Cyr, CCM--Forest Lake Club
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The University of South Carolina’s CMAA Student Chapter had a super busy Fall, and we are excited to be gearing up for the Spring.
One of our goals as an organization is to show our members the various routes one can take within the private club industry. We believe that taking field trips and letting students see first-hand what different clubs can offer is the best way to spark interest in future club managers. During the fall semester, we were able to tour Capital City Club, Forest Lake Club, Ballantyne Country Club, and Carmel Country Club. Our goal for the spring semester is to showcase yacht clubs, beach clubs, and athletic clubs so we can create a well-rounded experience for our members.
In order to embody the professionalism core value of CMAA, we hosted a Young Club Managers Panel on November 12. Over 120 HRTM students attended the event. The students learned from the successful young professionals and gained valuable insight on how to jump start their careers after graduation. Before the panel, we allowed students to sign up for resume review and mock interviews to receive valuable feedback from different managers from the Carolinas Chapter CMAA.
During our Chapter meetings, we have hosted Amanda Day, Michelle Cocita, Moira Guzi, and Jill Philmon to provide us with feedback on our resumes and give us interview tips, so the mock interviews were the perfect way to take what we have learned and practice. We believe that feedback of any kind is valuable because it helps us see our weaknesses and gives us a chance to grow and become better professionally.
We were also extremely lucky to host Patrick Delozier and Jordan Posnick, USC Alumni, from The Alotian Club to talk about their externship program offered to recent graduates of the program. Being able to hear about a club that is owned by a single individual helps our members gain a different perspective about how each club is run like a single business. We believe that there really is a fit out there for everyone within the club industry from extremely formal to more relaxed.
Our student chapter secretary, Julia Lamson-Scribner, was also able to attend the National Student Education Conference in Washington, DC. Being able to send students to conferences helps build relationships between USC and industry professionals and enables us to showcase our program with pride. Julia’s favorite part of the conference was listening to the different speakers, seeing familiar faces from previous networking events, and being able to talk with different student chapters about what their clubs are doing to grow membership and being able to apply it here at USC.
We are excited to ramp up for the spring semester and help grow an active membership within USC’s student chapter.
The University of South Carolina (USC) is located in Columbia, SC. To find out more about USC, please visit the school's website at www.sc.edu.