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Career Coaching

Corporate recruiters often say that students are lacking “soft skills” upon college graduation and entrance to the professional arena. To assist students with developing the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace, the Student Enrichment office offers one-on-one career coaching, including advice on resume and cover letter writing, interview techniques, internship searching, creating successful networks and more.

Make an Appointment with a Career Coach

Two certified career coaches and resume writers are available to meet one-on-one with all College of Business majors to assist in career preparation. Career coaching allows students to discuss anything related to their career goals, to include, but not limited to career planning, resume writing, interviewing skills, job and internship search tactics and creating successful networks. To schedule an appointment, call the OSE at 864-656-2478 or email enrich@clemson.edu.

CareerLeader Business Assessment

Career Leader Logo2Developed by the Harvard Business School, CareerLeader is an interactive tool that offers a personalized, online self-assessment. Utilized by over 200 leading business programs, CareerLeader will offer insight into your skills, interests and motivators, providing concrete recommendations for your business career path.

CareerLeader will help you choose a career path or major, prepare winning resumes and applications, navigate the interview process, gain insight into how you may fit in with a variety of corporate cultures and rate your entrepreneurial attributes.

Access to CareerLeader is FREE to College of Business students. To request access to CareerLeader, email enrich@clemson.edu and include your full name, Clemson ID, Clemson email address and major. A full report is provided after you complete all of the sections of the assessment. If you wish to further discuss your results and how you can use the information to build your career plan, schedule an appointment with a career coach by emailing enrich@clemson.edu or stop by the OSE at 132 Sirrine Hall.

Dress for Success

Dressing appropriately for the workplace, interview or any professional event can greatly affect the initial desired outcome of landing a job, making a great connection or winning a client over. Too often, college students are unaware that wardrobe often makes the first and lasting impression when meeting someone. It’s imperative to dress the part and look professional at all times — you never know who’s around the corner waiting to make a great offer! Click here for dress/wardrobe tips.

Interviewing

There are multiple facets to interviewing and often interviewing can become overwhelming and make for one nervous candidate. The Office of Student Enrichment wants to ease the nerves of candidates and assist in preparing College of Business students for the best interview possible. Potential interviewers should be aware of all aspects related to an interview — before, during and after. Click here for interviewing tips.

Job/Internship Search

Searching for a full-time job or internship is no easy task! It’s almost a full-time job in itself and who has time for that? Online sources are not the only way to find the next great opportunity and should not be the only means for discovering work-related opportunities. Discover strategic, innovative ways to conduct a job or internship search by meeting with a career coach or attending a Horizons Professional Development workshop.

Resume Writing

Traditionally, a resume is the first opportunity for an employer to learn about a candidate. Experts predict that a resume is reviewed by a recruiter, on average, for only six seconds. Knowing what recruiters are looking for in a resume is key to anyone applying for jobs/internships. Click here for resume tips to improve your resume-writing skills.

Want your resume reviewed by a career coach? Email your resume to enrich@clemson.edu to be reviewed by a career coach in OSE. Resume revisions and suggestions will be returned within 72 hours or contact us to set up a one-on-one appointment.

Networking

Whether utilizing friends, family, faculty/staff or alumni as contacts, networking has proven to be one of the best ways to learn about job opportunities. Networking takes practice, utilizing strategic techniques to find just what is needed. Start networking today on LinkedIn and read more about LinkedIn tips here.

The Princeton Review has ranked Clemson as having the best alumni network. Clemson students should take advantage of Clemson's alumni network and can easily do so by utilizing LinkedIn. Tap Into the Nations #1 Alumni Network Using LinkedIn to learn how to effectively and professionally connect with Clemson alumni.