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Faculty and Staff Profile

Leah Hughes

Career & Internship Coordinator

Office: Sirrine 374
Phone: 656-6175

 Educational Background

MHRD Master in Human Resource Development
Clemson University 2004

BA Secondary Education, Modern Languages
Clemson University 1993


Leah Hughes has over 10 years experience in career coaching, internship programming, and employer relations. In her current role at Clemson University, she manages internship development, employer engagement, and career coaching for over 4000 students in the College of Business & Behavioral Science. In addition, Leah coordinates the Horizons Professional Development Program which brings elite professionals to campus to share their insights with students. Prior to working in the College of Business & Behavioral Science, Leah worked at Clemson’s Michelin Career Center as the Assistant Director of Career Events & Recruiting for over 4 years. Leah’s previous experience includes roles at Lander University as Career Services Director and instructor; and at the College of Charleston’s School of Business & Economics as the Career Coordinator. Leah moved into a career in higher education after completing her Masters in Human Resource Development. She is a certified career coach through the National Association of Colleges & Employers, a member of the Southern Association of Colleges & Employers, and Past President of the SC Association of Colleges & Employers. Leah is active in the Greenville Society of Human Resource Management as well as the Clemson and Greenville Chambers of Commerce.