The Michelin Career Center at Clemson University is ranked first in the nation by the Princeton Review for the career services we offer students. We aim to help you formulate a plan, hone your skills, and access any tools and resources you may need. Our students leave Clemson equipped and ready to achieve tremendous success in the professional world.
You might be wondering, “but where do I start?” The road to career readiness may seem lengthy, but this blog will help guide you through the process. Keep reading to find out more about our Career Center models and steps, or check out the blog postings for quick tips on preparing for your professional development.
Clemson requires students to declare a major before they enroll in classes. If you are confused or curious about your options for courses of academic study, we can help find the major that’s right for you and your goals! Remember- it’s never too late to refocus and readdress your interests.
Firstly, consider coming in to the Career Center to take an assessment. We offer the Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, Myers Briggs, and other short tests that may help you examine your strengths, interests, weaknesses, and personality type. These assessments are a fantastic starting place if you are looking for clues about where you might see yourself in a career.
Next, make an appointment with one of our career counselors to get the scoop on courses of study, experiential learning opportunities, tailoring your resume and cover letter, finding an internship, joining clubs, or scoring a great job. We are happy to speak with you about any and all career topics, and will point you in the right direction. Appointment information is on our website and the Home page of our blog site. Keep coming to the Career Center to talk with us throughout your 4 years at Clemson, and even up to 1 year after you graduate.
Additionally, ask a counselor to tell you about our core career competencies. These nine key skills will transfer perfectly into the professional realm. We offers tips and handouts to teach you how to gain these traits and weave them seamlessly into your resume, cover letters, and interviews. Check out the orange, tear-drop shaped waymarker on our Home page to see all of the competencies.
As you make your way through your college years here, be sure to utilize the great resources we provide. From Clemson JobLink to CareerShift to O*Net to Going Global, we know all the right tools to offer as you hunt for a great career- you can access most of these links on our blog Home page as well.