Engaged Learning

michelle gates with an elephantPublic Service

With the help of International Student Volunteers, Michelle Gates was able to volunteer during the summer of 2008 at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand. Michelle is a senior pre-vet major in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She came to Clemson University for its excellent pre-vet program.

2 students posing at Peace Corps signInternships

Real world experience is why all students in the College are encouraged to participate in an internship during their undergraduate career. Internships are required in some departments.

study abroad students in russia standing with tiger ragStudy Abroad

Australia, Europe, China, New Zealand, Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Russia—these are just a few of the many places where Clemson University has study abroad programs. Cross-cultural understanding and speaking a foreign language are almost essential in today’s competitive job market. Clemson University offers programs that are faculty-led, as well as programs with partner institutions around the world.

Watch The WAVS

waves club 2008WAVS (Women in Animal & Veterinary Sciences) is a living and learning community designed especially for freshman women majoring in AVS. Students share the same coursework, study together, and participate in club activities together. Last year’s WAVS retention rate was 93%.

orange ice cream at 5 exchangeEntrepreneurship

Located in the Hendrix Student Center, the ’55 Exchange is a 100% student-run enterprise that manufactures, sells and serves Clemson’s world famous ice cream and other Clemson products like blue cheese, eggs, and even music CD’s.  All revenues generated through this student-led entrepreneurial center go to support Clemson students and their academic training. The ’55 Exchange was made possible with a gift from the Class of ’55.

turf student intern standing at football fieldMike Brumbaugh (left), a student in the turfgrass program of the Department of Environmental Horticulture spent the summer of 2008 as an intern with the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, MD.