Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

First-Generation and Low-Income Student Resources

The Center for Career and Professional Development is committed to supporting students from all different backgrounds. We recognize that first-generation and low-income students may face additional barriers throughout their professional development journey, so our goal is to provide supplemental guidance and resources to assist these students.

Check out the links below for helpful resources and special programming for first-generation and low-income students!


  • Counseling services page

    Meet with a career counselor to assist with every step of your career and professional development journey. Counselors are available for both appointments and drop-ins and can help with a variety of topics. It is important to utilize our services early on so that you are able to make the most of your time at Clemson.

  • Career Assessments

    If you are unsure about your major or career path, we offer several assessments to help you with this decision-making process.

  • 4-step plan

    Uncertain about what steps you should be taking and when? Check out our career development plan for undergraduates that walks you through key things you should be considering while you are at Clemson and beyond.

  • Career Clothes Closet Page

    As a Clemson student, you are able to select two free items of clothing a semester from the Career Clothes Closet. Be sure to take advantage of this resource to help build your professional wardrobe.

  • TigerLink

    Networking is a very important part of the job and internship search process. We offer appointments to help students figure out networking basics, but Clemson also provides a great resource to all students called TigerLink. Through this site, you can be connected with Clemson Alumni who are interested in helping out and mentoring current students.

  • Internships and Co-op

    Gaining relevant experience is also a key part of the career development journey. Check out our Internship and Co-op pages to learn more about experiential learning opportunities available to Clemson students.