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Student Athlete Development

MISSION STATEMENT:

Clemson Student-Athlete Development is dedicated to the holistic development of student-athletes to propel them toward success at Clemson and in life through career development, community service and outreach, leadership development, and personal enhancement and responsibility.

VALUES:

  • Equip Intentionally
  • Serve Intentionally
  • Bridge Intentionally
  • Collaborate Intentionally

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Steve Duzan

Sr. Associate AD / Student-Athlete Services

Sunny Dueland

Director of Student-Athlete Development

Julian Jones

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development / Career Development

Tori Niemann

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development / Community Outreach

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

MISSION:

To enhance the career readiness of student-athletes through work experience, consistent mentorship and a professional development curriculum.

OPPORTUNITIES:

UPIC: BEYOND THE GAME INTERNSHIP

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM:

Session 1: Self-awareness, Core Value Formation, and Decision Making
Session 2: Leadership and Problem Solving Skills
Session 3: Personal Branding
Session 4: Social & Global Responsibility
Session 5: Communication & Presentation Skills
Session 6: Formal Presentations to OneClemson, Clemson Athletic
Department & Intern Site Supervisors

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & CAREER PREPARATION:

Freshman Year:
  • Core Values Workshop
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Individual Advising
Sophomore Year:
  • Interview Preparation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Individual Advising
Junior Year:
  • Professional Fashion Show
  • Tiger ‘Pro’ Day
  • Individual Advising
Senior Year:
  • Athlete Identity Transition
  • Tiger ‘Pro’ Day
  • Financial Literacy
  • Individual Advising

CONTACT US:

Julian Jones
  • Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development
  • Jjone34@clemson.edu
  • Clemson University
  • Nieri Enrichment Center

COMMUNITY SERVICE & OUTREACH

GIVING BACK — T.I.G.E.R.

Student-athletes aim to copmlete at least 10 hours of service per year and two entire team events. Outreach projects are aligned with student-athletes’ passions to enhance their opportunities at Clemson and after college.

MISSION:

Establishing partnerships within our community to provide intentional service and develop civically responsible adults.

ONGOING SERVICE PROJECTS:
  • ClemsonLIFE
  • Habitat for Humanity, Anderson
  • Valiant Player Hospital Visits
  • Tribble Center
  • Developmental Center for Exceptional Children
  • TIGER Reads
  • Palmetto Series Canned Food Drive
  • Animal Rescue Fund
HELPER HELPER:

https://www.helperhelper.com

CONTACT US:

TORI NIEMANN

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development
Nieri Enrichment Center
Clemson University
NIEMANN@CLEMSON.EDU
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TIGER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

OVERVIEW

The Tiger Leadership Academy is a three-year program designed to enhance student-athletes’ leadership abilities, and increase their effectiveness on their teams, in the Clemson community, and in life. The Academy uses research-based leadership curriculum, individualized feedback from coaches and peers, and alumni mentorship, to cultivate a positive college experience, cohesive and high performing teams, and professional success.

WHO
  • 12-15 sophomore student-athletes will participate each semester coinciding with their off-season.
  • These individuals will commit to becoming strong leaders, collaborating with others, and gaining personal development skills.
COMMITMENT: 3 YEARS!

This program requires approximately:

  • 7-10 group meetings
  • 5 community services projects
  • Individual self-reflection assignments

Total: 20 hours per semester