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Co-op/Internships

Co-op

Clemson undergraduates have worked at more than 360 companies through Cooperative Education. Students who co-op are able to apply they knowledge they have gained in the classroom to tangible projects at their job site. This planned, voluntary program creates job opportunities for students, who alternate periods of academic study with periods of related work in a participating business, industry, agency or organization. For more information, please visit www.clemson.edu/coop.

MSE Internships

Preparing undergraduate students for the post-graduate work or continuing education is a critical element of the educational experience in Materials Science and Engineering. In the spring of 2010, MSE reinstated its summer internship program for undergrads providing a viable link between industry in targeted technologies and our students. Through this program offers some of our students opportunities to spend the summer engaged in applied research under the direction of scientists and engineers in an industrial setting.

International Internships

Students who find it difficult to include a full semester away can still gain valuable international experience with our Summer Study Abroad programs. The Bristol, England, program includes four weeks at the University of Bristol. Students earn six Clemson credits, followed by two weeks of independent touring in Europe. They experience British culture firsthand by living with host families and visit many cultural and historic sites. The Trier, Germany, program is designed especially for freshmen. It is taught in English and includes four weeks at the University of Applied Sciences along with tours of some of Germany’s most scenic and historic sites. For more information about these and other international opportunities, please visit www.clemson.edu/cecas/current-students/global-engagement/.

Career Preparation

The Michelin® Career Center helps students make decisions about majors, locate internships and part-time jobs, search for jobs, write résumés and prepare for interviews. The center coordinates educational placement file services and schedules on-campus interviews at career fairs. More than 400 employers interview Clemson students on campus each year through the career center. For more information, please visit career.clemson.edu/.

The Clemson Alumni Association provides a lifelong connection to career services. Its career service program offers advice on assessments, résumé writing, interview questions and salary guides; networking practice through the Ask-a-Tiger Network; job search recommendations; and much more. For more information, please visit www.clemson.edu/alumni/.

After Graduation

Clemson engineering and science graduates find positions at some of the world's top companies and are accepted to some of the best graduate schools in their fields. Below is a list of some of the many companies and agencies that Clemson graduates can apply their skills and knowledge to.

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Graduate Schools: Berkeley, Clemson, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Medical University of South Carolina, N.C. State, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, Tulane, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech