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Student leaders, are you wanting a professional development workshop for your club or organization members? The Center for Career and Professional Development can help you plan a successfull professional development event for your members. Click here to read our Career Consultant Booklet that will help guide you in planning a successful professional development event for your organization.

Thu, Mar 30, 2023
4:30 to 5:30 PM

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True Colors at Work
Navigating the world of work for the LGBTQ+ community

Please join us for a panel discussion on developing your professional brand consistent with your identity, finding employment resources, and researching culture before joining a company. This session will provide information, resources, and the opportunity to ask questions!
Our panelists are:
Michael Allard (he/him), Co-founder and Board Member of Upstate LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, Co-owner of ThinkUp Consulting
Kim Carter (they/theirs), Associate Director of LGBTQ+ Programs at the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center
Kanetra Queen (she/her/hers), Upstate LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and Upstate Pride SC Member
Aaron Sullivan, Sr. Human Resources Generalist, Team TTI

Please email Heather Cook at hdc@clemson.edu with any questions.

Center for Career and Professional Development, 316 Hendrix

Audience: U G

Core Competencies:
Self-Awareness
Brand
Communication

Tue, Apr 4, 2023
10 AM to 2 PM

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Tiger Field Day

We will be hosting our first Tiger Field Day sponsored by the Career Center!
There will be games, food, prizes, and more! Complete field day station to win instant prizes and learn more about the Career Center.
No registration required, just show up!

Carillon Gardens

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Tue, Apr 18, 2023
8:30 to 11 AM

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Coffee and Critiques
April

Meet us at the Starbucks at Core to get feedback on your resume, cover letter, personal statement, or any other professional documents that you are working on! We will be joined by career center counselors to assist you for 15-20 minutes and critique your document(s). We will also cover your coffee from Starbucks!

Please drop-in anytime between 8:30-11!


Core Starbucks

Audience: U G

Core Competencies:
Communication
Brand

Wed, Apr 26, 2023
1:30 to 2:15 PM

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Putting Your Summer to Work

This workshop will help you organize your summer experiences and develop your competencies for professional growth. Consider attending if you need some pointers for what you can do to increase your skills, boost your resume and plan for your next steps!

This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to your email closer to the workshop date.

Online via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Self-Awareness

Thu, May 18, 2023
11 to 11:45 AM

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Core Competencies and Why they Matter

What do employers and graduate/professional schools really want? They are searching for candidates who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude (a.k.a. competency) necessary for success in their respective environments. This session will help students understand the sought-after core competencies and learn how to clearly articulate the depth of their experiences throughout the job search process, including writing a resume and preparing for an interview.

A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the presentation.

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Leadership

Tue, May 23, 2023
11 AM to 12 PM

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Building your 5 to 9

If you are interested in building your own business or potentially pursuing your own entrepreneurial dreams, please attend this session to learn more from Sharde Young, owner of Sweet Pop Candy Shop. Learn more about what to consider and do before launching your business (i.e., time management/goal setting/etc). Discuss resources such as the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center to help get you started!

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Leadership
Brand

Tue, May 23, 2023
12 to 12:45 PM

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Graduate Student Series
Tailoring your Resume and Cover Letter

It might take you 30 hours to work on your resume, but an employer will take less than 30 seconds to review it. We will provide graduate students with tips, formats, and approaches to targeting your resume to make you stand out from other applicants. It is important to understand what companies expect to see in a resume for both content as well as layout!


Online via Zoom

Once you RSVP the Zoom meeting link will be sent to your email.

Online via Zoom

Audience: G

Core Competencies:
Self-Awareness
Brand
Communication

Thu, May 25, 2023
10 AM to 12 PM

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Career Connectors for Faculty and Staff

This program is designed to help faculty and staff further enhance student career development through learning and discussion of theories, core competencies, and other helpful resources.

Benefits of Attending:
• Gain understanding of Career Development Model and theories.
• Learn the basics of Core Competencies and Counseling Helping Skills to further help students.
• Discover the resources the Center for Career and Professional Development has to offer.
• Engage in discussions and activities that will help you identify ways you are already helping your students.
• Leave with tools and resources to use in your future discussions with students about their career development.

Center for Career and Professional Development, 316 Hendrix

Audience: F/S

Core Competencies:
Collaboration

Tue, May 30, 2023
12 to 12:45 PM

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Grad Student Series
Constructing your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

If you are considering a career within academia, you will need to produce a curriculum vitae. This seminar will guide graduate students in formatting and developing content toward faculty hiring preferences. Learn the different types of information you should and should not include based on post-doctoral or faculty position descriptions.

The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.

Virtual

Audience: G

Core Competencies:
Communication
Leadership
Brand

Thu, Jun 1, 2023
12 to 1 PM

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Professional Communication

Come learn more about communication in the workplace and how to communicate effectively and professionally. Learn from Sarah Whitney Anderson, Director of Camps and Clinics and Admissions Counselor at Girls Preparatory School. As a Clemson alumni from the Counselor Education Master’s program, Sarah Whitney will be sharing her wisdom and experience from her roles in program development, event management, and student affairs.

A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the presentation.

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Communication

Tue, Jun 6, 2023
12 to 12:45 PM

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Grad Student Series
Strategies for Job Searching and Networking

Finding an internship or job is sometimes a full-time job. Learn about strategies, search engines, authentic network building through informational interviewing, and the power of professional associations and online profiles. See what resources are available to you for free, how to avoid the business card collecting style of networking, and how to develop elevator pitches.

Online via Zoom

Once you RSVP, the Zoom meeting link will be sent to your email.

Virtual

Audience: G

Core Competencies:
Self-Awareness
Brand
Communication

Thu, Jun 15, 2023
11 AM to 12 PM

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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Do you feel like a fraud pursuing the job of your dreams? This feeling of being less qualified or accomplished in your role is called Imposter Syndrome. This belief can be limiting, especially for those with high ambition and expectations of themselves. Impostor Syndrome steals peace and inhibits courage to fully lean into leadership opportunities. In this workshop, you will learn techniques to recognize and combat Imposter Syndrome. Kirby Player is the Executive Director for the Palmetto Leadership for the Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (PLEAF) Program with over 40 years of leadership experience at Clemson University. Dr. Player uses his personal story to empower others to see their strengths and combat limiting beliefs like Imposter Syndrome.

*A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the presentation.

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Self-Awareness
Brand

Tue, Jun 27, 2023
12 to 1 PM

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How I Got This Job
Alumni Panel

Join this panel to learn more about determining your career path, how to network effectively, and how to find the right fit in your career. Come with questions for these Clemson Alumni about how they worked to understand what they wanted in a job and patiently explored options until they found the right one!
Meet our panelists:

Jackie Palmer is an International Education Program Coordinator at Howard Community College.
Nate Newsome is a Research Associate in Applied Virtual Reality at Clemson University.
Jenna Figaro is an Employee Advocate at Sequoia One.

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Adaptability

Brand

Wed, Jul 5, 2023
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Leveraging your Internship

A good internship can shape your next professional steps and provide you an opportunity to learn marketable skills while building valuable connections. Join Ashley Persson, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development at Clemson University, to learn more about how to add value to your internship team while helping them remember you in a meaningful way for the future. Listen and learn how to establish your credibility, ask questions, and more in order to hopefully turn your internship into a full-time job offer.

A zoom link will be provided prior to the presentation.

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Leadership
Adaptability

Wed, Jul 19, 2023
11 AM to 12 PM

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Salary Negotiation

In this 60-minute workshop you will learn how to research salary data and which tools show you a behind the scenes look at companies. You will also learn how to articulate your skills, increase your confidence, and develop strategies to negotiate your salary and benefits.

A Zoom link will be provided prior to the presentation after RSVP.

Virtual Via Zoom

Audience: U

Core Competencies:
Anaytical skills
Communication