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Undergraduate Experience

Beyond the Classroom

The skills needed for the future go beyond what is learned in the classroom. It's about developing ideas, problem-solving, communicating, and working with a diverse group of individuals and talents. We've found that well-rounded students perform better academically, are more satisfied with their college experience, and are more likely to graduate. Clemson offers a wide variety of programs and activities, including professional clubs and student organizations.

Find your community, find your passion.

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RISE Living-Learning

CLEMSON RISE (Residents in Science & Engineering) is a first-year transition program, in conjunction with being a unique living-learning experience.

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PEER and WISE are dedicated to increasing diversity in science and engineering by addressing and assisting students in technical majors.

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Honors College

Participants are extending their educations through specialized courses and world-class research in service-learning projects at home and abroad.

Career Readiness

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Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Students who Co-op have the ability to apply what they’ve learned in class to real-life situations while making invaluable contacts in the field they’ve chosen to pursue. Most students report that assignments met or exceeded expectations. Currently, about 44% of academically eligible engineering, computing, and applied sciences students participate in Co-op.

Co-op Opportunities


The Center for Career and Professional Development offers many unique services for on-campus and off-campus internship opportunities. In addition, the UPIC Program was created to manage and facilitate the extensive on-campus internship program that pairs students with a member or members of Clemson's faculty or administration. Students can work part-time or full-time

Intern Opportunities
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Career Fair

The Center for Career and Professional Development offers career fairs throughout the year that bring students, alumni and employers together to discuss internship and full-time job opportunities. To prepare for upcoming fairs, the career center routinely holds mock interviews, resume reviews, and employer success sessions.

Career Events

CECAS Events

The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences regularly holds events, seminars, and workshops.

    Undergraduate Research

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    What sort of research is open to undergraduates?

    The University has adopted an academic plan that identifies eight areas in which it will conduct innovative research and encourage economic development. As a result, Clemson is a thriving place for research, building nationally recognized programs in advanced materials, automotive and transportation technology, biotechnology, and biomedical sciences, family and community living, general education, information and communications technology, leadership and entrepreneurship, and sustainable environment.


    CI combines engaged learning and undergraduate research so that students can solve local, national, and even international problems. Team-based investigations are led by a faculty mentor, but inquiries are often initiated by the students themselves. That means CI participants develop the ability to think critically while honing important communication and presentation skills.


    REUs are opportunities made available during the summer months. These research internships, often funded by the National Science Foundation or other public agencies, are a chance for students to get involved in innovative research projects and get paid for their work.


    The Senior Capstone provides students the opportunity to apply engineering knowledge to open-ended engineering problems by creative means. A capstone course hones skills, demonstrates learning and ability, and builds a resume. After a problem is formulated, solutions are evaluated by faculty and practicing engineers.


    The program brings Honors College students to Clemson the summer before their first year to conduct college-level research. Experiences in Undergraduate Research, Exploration, and Knowledge Advancement (EUREKA!) is a unique and exciting program that enables honors students to pursue research and scholarly activities with faculty across all disciplines.

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