KWS - Student Organizations

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) University of Memphis -  Welcome to the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)! As a student, your membership in HSMAI will add more than the name of an association to your resume. It will provide many opportunities for you to increase your knowledge base and fast track your career.  Our student chapter initiatives are designed to add education, inspiration and networking for students and through this initiative build a foundation for our industry's future leadership.  HSMAI has a global reach with our regional structure that includes the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. There are Subject Matter Expert groups for each of our three pillars of sales, marketing and revenue management.  Student's who graduate as a current member, are able to renew their membership for three years at the student rate, an 84% discount off regular dues.  Contact:  Inna Soifer, Faculty Liaison,  isoifer@memphis.edu


Sport Marketing Association Local Chapter - is available to those students interested in the sport marketing profession.  It is designed to bring students together academically and professionally to exchange ideas, endeavors, and experiences in the sport management field.  The Sport Marketing Association also prides itself on dedication to research, current events, and unique networking opportunities to current and future sports marketing students.  For anyone interested in joining the Sport Marketing Association Local Chapter, contact Dr. Havard at chavard@memphis.edu. Connect on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


MPI (Meeting Planners International) - is an internationally known organization in the hospitality industry that focuses on those who enjoy meeting with business professionals.  It gives students a sense of the career path they want to pursue by actually networking with those already in the field.  MPI does it best to commit to professional development, business opportunities, and a vibrant industry community.  Those students who are interested in becoming a member or have any questions can contact Monique Savage, MPI student advisor at 901-678-1686 or mlsavage@memphis.edu.  Students can contact Antwone Stigall:  antwone@newmemphis.org.