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Career Services

people working with soil and plants in a raised garden bed

“We have had a very successful internship program at Central Garden and Pet/Pennington Seed for many years. The student services group at Clemson has been extremely supportive of our company and the Clemson students. The Clemson students and companies are fortunate to have a team that loves the students and wants to see them placed with strong companies with integrity and good growth opportunities. We will continue to fill intern positions and permanent positions with Clemson students and graduates for years to come. ”

Dean Morrison
Central Garden & Pet
VP Garden Distribution

Current Student Internship Experiences

Patrick Belk

Spanish government ecophysiology lab

In Spain I worked in a Spanish government ecophysiology lab who's main focus is studying water use efficiency in fruit tree crops. I helped the researchers with field measurements and sample processing in the lab. I learned about advanced techniques such as deficit irrigation and using sensor technology to measure water stress. Outside of work I explored the local region and immersed myself in the culture.

Plant and Environmental Sciences
Patrick Belk with group of peers at Spanish government ecophysiology lab
DeAundre Cooley in front of a Mondelez International asa Packaging RD sign

DeAundre Cooley

Mondelez International in East Hanover, New Jersey

It was an immersive experience to be a part of the Gum and Candy team at Mondelez International asa Packaging R and D Co-op. I had the opportunity to work with iconic brands such as Trident, Sour Patch Kids, and Halls. Over my time with Mondelez, I was a part of multiple business continuation projects where I gained experience in packaging innovation and development. Looking forward to utilizing my experiences in my future endeavors!

Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

Alex Ratay

National Clean Plant Network (NCPN)

This summer I've been working as an undergraduate research assistantin the Cieniewicz plant virology lab here on campus, and will be continuing in the fall. I've been assisting with work for the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) in keeping South Carolina's peach trees clean,as well as a variety of othertasks!

Plant and Environmental Sciences
Alex Ratay working in a lab at National Clean Plant Network (NCPN)
Alumni & Career Services
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