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Tiger Ties Mentorship Program

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CBBS believes in the power of mentoring and the effect that mentors can have on the mentee’s academic, social and professional success. The Tiger Ties Mentorship Program was created to provide students with a real-world opportunity to explore and discover professional goals while guided by successful and talented Clemson graduates in the business or behavioral science fields. These interactions promote engagement, career and professional development, and a successful transition from backpack to briefcase.  

Student participants gain a head start on creating professional networks that extend beyond University borders while also benefiting from the exchange of skills, knowledge and expertise shared by mentors. Mentors benefit as much as the mentees because they are able to give back to their alma mater by helping a student who is experiencing what they experienced as a collegiate.

Expectations of Participants

There are general expectations that all Tiger Ties mentoring pairs will be expected to honor. The expectations below are minimum expectations that should be accomplished in order to assure a more successful relationship.

  • Communicate on a regular basis, including meeting no less than once per month, face-to-face (if possible)
  • Set goals, modifying as needed
  • Attend Tiger Ties orientation (one time only) and semester receptions and events
  • Attend professional events together, including business meetings, social activities, philanthropic events, etc.

Mentee/Student Requirements

Student participants must minimally meet the following standards:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at Clemson University majoring or minoring within CBBS
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in having a mentor’s guidance regarding career/professional development

Mentor/Clemson Graduate Requirements

Graduate participants must minimally meet the following standards:

  • Be a Clemson University graduate currently working in a business or behavioral science field
  • Have 7 or more years professional experience
  • Have affiliation with at least 1 professional/community organization and be willing to incorporate a mentee into business aspects of the profession and organization
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in helping a CBBS student with career/professional development

For additional information about our prestigious program, please e-mail the Office of Student Enrichment or call 864-656-2478.