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Aspire to Advance

aspire-to-advance-logo.pngClemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing & Applied Sciences is working to create unique and impactful training opportunities for our graduate students, postdocs, and alumni together with industry partners. Through Aspire to Advance, these industry partners will bring their business, leadership, and communication skills to our students to help prepare them for their future career and provide opportunities to explore employment in their industry.

Our Mission

Offering our graduate students, postdocs, and alumni opportunities to prepare for industry positions
Help our graduate students and postdocs secure jobs in the industry
Create more long-term collaborative relationships between industry and Clemson University

A2A Modules

Student and Faculty working together

Student/Faculty Connections

Developing relationships with students and faculty to foster research opportunities for Clemson University. This will also open the pathway for industry to work directly with CECAS to recruit outstanding Clemson candidates who match internship or job criteria. We will work to coordinate meetings and offer support where needed.

STEM All In event

STEM All-In

Our all-expense paid three-day recruitment event where prospective students meet faculty and current graduate students. Prospective students will be given opportunities to meet with our industry partners to engage, network, and better understand requirements for filling research positions in industry.

Grad 360 Workshop

Grad 360 Presentations

Industry partners will create and present business, leadership, and communication skills necessary to enter industry to students participating in the Grad 360 development program. Sharing essential information about your industry and how a graduate degree will help them succeed in industry will be the focus of your presentations.

Immersion Events

Immersion Week

Come on campus for an intensive experiential learning opportunity for graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. While attending, industry partners will have opportunity to share experiences and industry knowledge while joining in special events and activities. Students will apply for this event.

Becoming an Aspire to Advance Partner

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on Aspire to Advance sponsorships, please contact Tonyia Stewart at tonyias@clemson.edu or call 864-656-9783.

Premier Corporate
$20,000
Principal Corporate
$10,000
Associate Corporate
$5,000
Basic Corporate
$3,000
Participate in Immersion program and engage with students and faculty through events created collaboratively 2 presentations (STEM All In and Immersion); 3 current Student Presentations, 1 site visit, two seats on GSAB, 1 exhibit booth; 1 executive in residence; Sponsor Faculty network; X seats at Faculty Network Dinner 1 presentation (STEM All In and Immersion); 2 current Student Presentations, 1 site visit, 1 seat on GSAB, 1 exhibit booth; 1 executive in residence; Sponsor Faculty network; X seats at Faculty Network Dinner 1 presentation (STEM All In and Immersion); 1 exhibit booth Exhibit Booth Space
Career Pathways sessions to prepare and engage; Company interview schedules and info sessions Career Fair week booth; Resumé and biographical sketches to review; Create sessions to talk to students about Industry interviews and Resumes; 1 week targeted recruiting support Career Fair week booth; Resumé and biographical sketches to review; 1 week targeted recruiting support Career Fair week booth; 1 week targeted recruiting support 1 week targeted recruiting support
Mentoring opportunities along with practicums, internships and problem-solving sessions Quarterly meetings with program Leadership Team; Research topics for practicums, internships and problem-solving sessions; Student mentoring established Quarterly meetings with program Leadership Team; Research topics for practicums, internships and problem-solving sessions; Student mentoring established Research topics for practicums, internships and problem-solving sessions; Student mentoring established Student mentoring established
Opportunities emailed to targeted students Recruitment support for internships, jobs and other company
opportunities
Recruitment support for internships, jobs and other company
opportunities
STEM All In participation Exhibit booth and 2 presentations; 1 executive in session Exhibit booth and 1 presentation; 1 executive in session Exhibit booth and 1 presentation Exhibit booth and 1 presentation
Company logo and website link posted on our website Posted on STEM All-In, ADIEGS and social media; Recognition as sponsor on all STI invitations, signs and other program materials Company name prominently feateured on select program and marketing material (website, invitations, correspondence, signs) Company name prominently feateured on select program and marketing material (website, invitations, correspondence, signs) Company name prominently feateured on select program and marketing material (website, invitations, correspondence, signs)

Aspire to Advance Sponsorship Form

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