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Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

COVID-19 Virus

Coronavirus Response Status: We are Working Remotely

As University officials continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and are actively engaged in daily planning in an effort to inform and reduce the risk to faculty, staff, students and visitors from the virus, the Center for Career and Professional Development has developed this resource page for students, alumni, faculty, staff and employers to help in accessing career services resources and staff. Following the State's and Clemson's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the physical offices of the Center for Career and Professional Development (the Cooperative Education Program, the Michelin Career Center and the UPIC Program) are all closed. Although our offices are closed, our staff continues working remotely and we are eager to assist you.


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How will COVID-19 Impact My Internship?

Career and Experiential Learning Services Are Now Virtual:

Although our physical offices are closed, we continue to function remotely and are eager to assist you. The information below will assist you in accessing and utilizing the services offered through our Center.



To schedule an appointment (Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, document review, etc.) or ask a question, send an email to cucareercenter@gmail.com

To request a mock interview click here


On-campus Interviews: Any On-Campus interviews scheduled during closure will be re-schulded by the employer and the employer will contact the student directly. If you have on-campus interview questions please email Lona Dunston at lonad@clemson.edu.

Job Postings: If you have questions about Job Postings in ClemsonJobLink, please direct them to Sharon Frye at ssfrye@clemson.edu.

ClemsonJobLink: If you are having difficulties accessing ClemsonJobLink, please see the table below for solutions.
  • Student Passwords: The Clemson JobLink system is accessed through the University’s Novell authentication system. If you cannot remember your student ID or password, please contact the CCIT help desk for assistance.
  • Alumni Passwords: To have your password reset, please complete and submit this form. We will send you an email with log-in instructions as soon as we can process your request.
  • Students and Alumni who need their account reset: To have your password reset, please complete and submit this form. We will send you an email with log-in instructions as soon as we can process your request.
  • Other assistance: Please email Dave Sargent at dsargen@clemson.edu.

Career Fairs and Events: For information regarding Career Fairs or Events please email Lisa Bundrick at mebundr@clemson.edu.


Currently, co-op assignments will continue as normal and there are no plans to recall co-op students from their sites. Please stay in touch with your co-op advisor in the Cooperative Education Program regarding the status of your co-op assignment.

Our partner companies may provide directives to their co-op students related to the COVID-19 situation. Please inform your co-op advisor of any actions taken by your company which will affect your co-op assignment. Our partner companies should also communicate with the program.

In the event that the University transitions temporarily to online instruction and requires faculty, staff, and students to work remotely, your co-op advisor at Clemson will continue to monitor your assignment and provide support as usual.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. The names and email addresses of co-op advisors are below. Most students should already have your co-op advisor’s phone number as well.

Alison Fecher (EE, CompE, Comp Sci., BioE)
Monique Elmore (IE, Materials Eng., Business majors)
Shauna Hines (ME)
Maria Torres (ChemE, Civil Eng., BioSystems Eng., Environmental Eng.)

Dr. Jeff Neal, Director
Pam Hawthorne, Administrative Assistant


Questions about Off-campus internships or Off-campus INT classes (INT 1010, 1020, 1030, 2010, 2020, 2030, all sections of 8010):
The best way to contact us is via email. We will be checking email regularly between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Please contact:
Email: kwilki5@clemson.edu and Cc: bnewsom@clemson.edu


For questions about the CPT approval process or to get CPT approved electronically, the best way to contact us is via email. We will be checking email regularly between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Please contact: Email: bnewsom@clemson.edu and Cc: kwilki5@clemson.edu


UPIC Intern Submission TimeSheets:
  • All timesheets must be submitted via email to upicpay@clemson.edu. There will not be an option to drop off timesheets at our office since the University is closed.
  • All timesheets must include signatures for both the mentor and the intern
  • Digital signatures are acceptable
  • If you do not have Adobe Pro downloaded on your computer, you can download it from Clemson’s software website found here: https://ccit.clemson.edu/support/faculty-staff/software/software-licenses/
  • If you have questions about timesheets, the best way to contact us is to email us at upicpay@clemson.edu. We will be checking email regularly between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

For site visits/resume reviews/mock interviews and questions, contact your UPIC Advisor:
Jenna Tucker, Caren Kelly-Hall, or Lisa Robinson.

For questions about INT 1510 and 2510 pleae contact Lisa Robinson.

For questions about INT 1520, 1530, 1540, 2520, 2530 or 2540 please ontact Caren Kelley-Hall.

General Questions about UPIC: Email UPICPAY@Clemson.edu

You may also contact any of our UPIC staff directly:

Caren Kelley-Hall, EdD, caren@clemson.edu
Associate Director of University Professional Internship Program
Lisa Robinson, JD, lrobin3@clemson.edu
Assistant Director of University Professional Internship Program
Jenna Tucker, MEd, jennat@clemson.edu
Assistant Director of University Professional Internship Program
Kelly Coffin, kcoffin@clemson.edu
Program Coordinator
Toni Becker, tbecker@clemson.edu
Program Coordinator



New or Prospective Employers: If you are a new or persepective employer and have questions about recruiting at Clemson University, please email Deb Herman at dherman@clemson.edu. For more information click here.

Job Postings: If you have questions about Job Postings in ClemsonJobLink, please direct them to Sharon Frye at ssfrye@clemson.edu.

On-campus Interviews: Any On-Campus interviews that were scheduled to occur during closure will need to be rescheduled. We encourage you to schedule interviews with our students using skype/zoom or other online platforms. If we can be of any assistance or if you have any on-campus interview questions please email Lona Dunston at lonad@clemson.edu.

Information Sessions: Any Information Session scheduled for a time during the closure will have to be cancelled. We will be in touch with affected employers via email. We encourage you to utilize online platforms such as Zoom or WebEx to schedule virtual information sessions. If we can be of any assistance or if you have questions about Information Sessions, please direct them to Sharon Frye at ssfrye@clemson.edu.

ClemsonJobLink: If you are having difficulties accessing ClemsonJobLink, please see the table below for solutions.
  • Employers with Non-Recruit Accounts: Employers WITHOUT a Symplicity Recruit account may email Dave Sargent at dsargen@clemson.edu for assistance.
  • Symplicity Recruit Accounts: Employers WITH Smplicity Recruit accounts may contact Symplicity's Recruit support at 703-647-3143 or complete their support web form at https://www.symplicity.com/support/campus-recruiting-support.
  • Employer Passwords: If you need your password reset you may also click the Reset Password link here or on the Recruit Log-in screen.
  • Other assistance: Please email Dave Sargent at dsargen@clemson.edu.

Career Fairs and Events: For information regarding Career Fairs or Events please email Lisa Bundrick at mebundr@clemson.edu.


Currently, co-op assignments will continue as normal and there are no plans at this time to recall co-op students from their sites. Knowing that organizations are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as well, we are instructing co-op students to follow the directives of their co-op companies.

Please notify us of any action your company takes that will affect a student you are hosting in a co-op assignment. Likewise, if the University makes a decision that affects our co-op students and our company partners, we will let you know.

If the University transitions temporarily to online instruction and closes campus, our co-op students who are on rotations should not be affected. The co-op advisors will continue to monitor the students’ experiences and provide support as usual.

The email addresses of the staff of the Cooperative Education Program are below. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Alison Fecher (EE, CompE, Comp Sci., BioE)
Monique Elmore (IE, Materials Eng., Business majors)
Shauna Hines (ME)
Maria Torres (ChemE, Civil Eng., BioSystems Eng., Environmental Eng.)

Dr. Jeff Neal, Director
Pam Hawthorne, Administrative Assistant


Questions about recruiting and/or supervising interns:
The best way to contact us is via email. We will be checking email regularly between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Please contact:
Email: bnewsom@clemson.edu and Cc: tnunama@clemson.edu



To inquire about workshops, contact Heather Cook, hdc@clemson.edu


UPIC Hiring for Summer or Fall: Questions regarding hiring for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 should be directed to upicpay@clemson.edu. You may also email kcoffin@clemson.edu or tbecker@clemson.edu

General Questions about UPIC: Email UPICPAY@Clemson.edu

You may also contact any of our UPIC staff directly:

Caren Kelley-Hall, EdD, caren@clemson.edu
Associate Director of University Professional Internship Program
Lisa Robinson, JD, lrobin3@clemson.edu
Assistant Director of University Professional Internship Program
Jenna Tucker, MEd, jennat@clemson.edu
Assistant Director of University Professional Internship Program
Kelly Coffin, kcoffin@clemson.edu
Program Coordinator
Toni Becker, tbecker@clemson.edu
Program Coordinator





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