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Office of Career and Global Engagement

Business Mentoring

We believe in the power of mentoring and the effect mentors can have on a mentee's academic and professional success. In 2008, Tiger Ties Mentoring was launched to provide students with a real-world opportunity to explore and discover professional goals while guided by successful and talented Clemson graduates and Friends of Clemson in the business field.

In the past year, we have realized the need to expand Business Mentoring outside of formal 1:1 mentoring relationships. With this realization, we would like to introduce you to The Business Network and encourage you to join!

  • The Business Network

    The Business Network is a NEW platform for networking, mentoring and learning for Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business students, faculty, staff and alumni.

    Students can:

    • Network with peers and alumni to ask quick questions or set up informational interviews
    • Join a Power Community to learn more about Career Engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Join Tiger Ties Mentoring, where students can choose to have an alumni mentor, peer mentor or both

    Faculty and Staff can:

    • Network and connect with alumni
    • Join a Power Community
    • Engage in discussion and share their research on the Newsfeed

    Alumni can:

    • Expand their network by connecting with other alumni
    • Join a Power Community
    • Serve as a mentor for Tiger Ties
  • Power Communities

    Power Communities are opt-in spaces to engage in dialogue, ask specific questions to be answered by peers/colleagues and access resources to help you on a variety of topics. Within the Business Network, there are two Power Communities - Diversity Powers Business and Career Engagement.

    Below you can find more information regarding each of the two communities!

    The Diversity Powers Business community is for alumni, faculty, staff and students who are interested in learning more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace.

    Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Advocacy and Allyship
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Discrimination in the Workplace
    • Diversity Recruitment
    • Identity Conscious Supervision
    • Inclusive Supervision

    In this community, individuals can ask questions on the discussion board and engage with others. There are also resources in the form of PDFs, podcasts and YouTube videos.

    Find more information regarding Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

    The Career Engagement community is for all students and alumni with an interest in learning about career engagement, networking within and forming mentorship relationships with others who are also in the field of business.

    Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Business JobLink
    • Career Fair Preparation
    • Career Resources
    • Developing Essential Skills for the Workplace
    • Find the Career for You

    Find more information on career engagement.

  • Tiger Ties

    Outside of networking and participating in the Power Communities, you will also have the opportunity to participate in 1:1 mentoring through Tiger Ties.

    Tiger Ties 1:1 Mentoring will offer more opportunities to alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students!

    Alumni-Student: For Spring 2022, alumni matches will be prioritized for graduating seniors first and then opened to juniors a week after the launch date.

    *Graduate students may request an alumni mentor for Spring 2022 or serve as a Mentor for undergraduate students.

    Peer-to-Peer: For Spring 2022, we are actively recruiting students to serve as Peer Mentors for Fall 2022. Interested students can email Tony Giannotti.

    The purpose of Tiger Ties Mentoring is to provide students with support in the form of one-on-one guidance, advice and insight from a mentor who has been in their shoes.

    Role of the Mentee: Receive guidance and advice from a mentor to assist in career development, personal/ professional goal setting and career-related decision-making.

    Role of the Mentor: Provide insight and guidance for the mentee based on personal experience in career and academic pursuits.

    Questions You May Have:

    What is Mentorship? Mentorship is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person develop his/her goals and skills through ongoing, supportive one-on-one conversations and learning exercises.

    What is the time commitment? Time commitment will vary depending on your mentor-mentee relationship, as students have varying needs. During the registration process and early in your mentorship relationship, you will have the opportunity to indicate the expectation for the amount of time, types of communication and what format (in-person/virtual) your meetings will have. Remember, the more time you are engaged with the relationship, the more you get out of the experience.

    Do I have to be local to be a mentor? No! You can be a mentor from anywhere!

    How do students join Tiger Ties Mentoring?

  • Contact Us
    Tony Giannotti

    Tony Giannotti, Graduate Assistant for Mentoring and Student Engagement


    Phone: 864-656-3407



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