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CU Honors College

Honor Your Future: Employer Networking

IN-PERSON: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021

VIRTUAL: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 (PLATFORM: WEBEX)

Employers

Employers smiling at a career fair

Please join our high-achieving students for an evening of networking within the prestigious Honors College at Clemson.

This event will allow access to students who have high GPA, among many other achievements, and who are seeking to network with employers across multiple disciplines.

Prior registration is required.

3 Easy Steps

1. Review FAQ

To make sure that you're prepared!

2. Register Online

Have your company logo ready (image or pdf!)

3. Download WebEx

WebEx tutorials available at the end of this webpage

FAQ

  • Why should I attend?

    Honor Your Future is a unique event designed to bring together top employers with the highest achieving students in the Clemson University Honors College. By attending this event, you will have exclusive access to high-achieving students across all majors, disciplines, and experiences.

  • How do I register?

    To register as an employer, please follow instructions above to complete our registration form. Please have your company logo ready to upload.

  • Is there a cost to participate?

    Due to the financial impacts on organizations brought on by COVID-19, the fee for Honor Your Future: Employer Networking on September 29, 2020 was waived.

    In future years, this event will have tiered pricing. For government and non-profit organizations, the cost will be $75, for all other attendees the cost will be $250. This cost will be per organization and not per attendee; you will only have to pay once.

  • How many students will be invited?

    The Clemson University Honors College will invite all members of its College, which is in excess of 1,700 students.

  • What classes of students will be in attendance?

    Students from freshmen to seniors will be invited to attend, whether they are interested in an internship, employment opportunity or to experience first-time networking with employers.

  • Do I need to prepare a presentation?

    Not necessarily. We would like you to talk about your organization and any opportunities you may have to offer, such as recruitment for employment or internships, and answer any questions the students have for you.

  • Where do I get more information?

    If you have specific questions, please email Holly Williams.

Students

Students talking at a career fair

Honor Your Future is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to employers and to experience networking with high-end professionals. Whether you are searching for an internship, employment opportunity or whether you simply want experience talking with employers, this is the event for you!

Prior registration is required.

Here's how to get started in just a few simple steps!

1. Review the FAQ and List of Participating Employers

  • Why Should I Attend?

    Honor Your Future is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to employers and to experience networking with high-end professionals. Whether you are searching for an internship, employment opportunity or whether you simply want experience talking with employers, this is the event for you.

  • How is This Different From the Career Fair?

    The Career Fair invites local and national employers to speak to all students at Clemson University. Honor Your Future is designed specifically for Honors students. We recommend that you attend both the Career Fair and Honor Your Future events to maximize your experience with employer networking.

  • How Do I Register?

    To register as a student attendee, please visit CU Course and look for the Honors page.

  • Will The Event Be Recorded?

    No. Unfortunately, because we will be having multiple organization’s available at one time, it will not be possible to record all sessions.

  • Is There a Dress Code?

    Yes. Please dress as you would for a job interview or other professional event.

  • How Should I Prepare?

    Ideally, you should prepare a 30-second elevator speech that allows you to quickly introduce yourself and your professional interests. The Clemson University Honors College will also be providing access to two etiquette events in relation to ‘Honor Your Future’ so make sure you attend those for more information about how to prepare for networking virtually. You can register for these events via CuCourse.

    Virtual Meeting Etiquette

    Tuesday, 8/25 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Honor Your Future: Virtual Networking Etiquette

    Tuesday, 9/22 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Videos to help you prepare are also provided in step 6 (further down the page).

  • Participating Employers

    Browse through employers in your industries of interest in the accordion below. Make note of which employers you want to meet to indicate on your interest form!

    Aeronautics
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • SpaceX
    • Textron
    Clemson University Affiliates
    • Clemson Graduate School
    Finance
    • Deloitte
    • Federal Credit Union
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Principal
    Healthcare
    • BlueCross BlueShield
    Retail
    • Aldi

    Software and Technology

    • Insight Global
    • SAS Institute

2. Register Online

The deadline to register is Thursday, 9/16 @ 4:00 p.m.

3. Complete Interest Form

Have your list of employers ready!

4. Download WebEx

WebEx tutorials available at the end of this webpage

5. Register for Virtual Etiquette Events

Virtual Meeting Etiquette (Tuesday, 8/25 from 12-1 p.m.) and Honor Your Future: Virtual Networking Etiquette (Tuesday, 9/22 from 6-7 p.m.)

6. Get Prepared

Review the resources below and prepare by:

  • Creating and practicing your elevator pitch
  • Updating your electronic resume and cover letter
  • Testing and practice using your webcam equipment
  • Review employer websites and prepare questions

How to Look Good on Video Calls

Six Steps to Creating an Elevator Pitch

Analyzing Your Elevator Pitch

WebEx Video Tutorials

Joining and Navigating WebEx Meetings

Share Content During a WebEx Meeting

Managing Audio and Video Settings