We strive to educate ourselves and others about the issues of a pluralistic society. We are committed to reaching beyond the views of individuals to value a community that appreciates and learns from each others' similarities and differences. Our services and programs will seek to create a safe environment that affirms the dignity and worth of each individual regardless of their differences.
We will set an example of commitment to embracing differences, including those differences that are not visually apparent. We will welcome and serve people regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, religion, socioeconomic status and physical and mental abilities. In addition, we encourage employers to maintain a similar standard of commitment to diversity.
Careers Begin Here
Our services are available to all Clemson undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni:
During their first year at Clemson, there are valuable steps students might take toward their professional development. By visiting our office, students may meet with a career counselor, take a career assessment, learn about internship and cooperative education programs, and more.
Online, students might explore our career resources and handouts, set up their Clemson Job Link profile, search for employment opportunities on and off campus, and practice their professional networking on LinkedIn.
This is also a great time to draft a working resume and test it out at career events on campus.
By exploring Clemson majors and their related careers, students may develop focused career goals by taking a career assessment and meeting with our counselors.
Because our workshops cover topics like resume writing, job searching, interviewing, and networking, students who attend may become well versed in professional expectations. They can further practice what they learn by applying for UPIC internships or co-ops.
Volunteering in the community, planning for graduate school, or studying abroad are also valuable steps students might take during this time.
Since they will soon be on the market, it is important that students regularly check Clemson Job Link for new job postings. They should be applying for jobs with up-to-date resumes that are informed by their researching specific employers
Students conduct mock interviews with career counselors at CCPD and virtually using Clemson Job Link's Mock Interview System.
Networking is extremely important at this time, so students should plan to attend any relevant career fairs and events on campus and actively seek new connections on LinkedIn.
While every Clemson student's career path is unique, CCPD is here to help every step of the way!