The 5th QUARTER is P.A.W. Journey’s Career and Professional Development pillar. The 5th QUARTER inspires each athlete to catapult into the marketplace. Whether the focus is on pursuing purposeful employment, or entering the N.F.L., 5th QUARTER ensures each young man remains the example in their community into the marketplace through internships, shadowing opportunities, and developmental workshops. These words embody this pillar: principle, preparation, purpose.
Microinternship Program • Hire a Tiger • Looking Good, On & Off the Field • Journey to Entrepreneurship • Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award • Graduation Ceremony
Bunty LLC, Cisco, Racetrac, White Trucking
Due to the demanding nature of student-athlete schedules throughout the year, our players only have a single two-week period off during a calendar year that doesn’t involve a holiday. So they don’t have the opportunity to participate in internships like many undergraduate students do throughout the year.
That’s why we created the “microinternship” — an intensive, two-week program in which our student-athletes can learn about different industries through hands-on experience and companies can identify potential “recruits” who can make an impact at their companies in the future.
In 2018, 30 student athletes traveled to various places across the country to do a “microinternship” with acclaimed companies like Adobe, Cisco, RaceTrac and more. Microinternships are currently being lined up for 2019, so please contact us if your company is interested in participating.
The 2018 Hire A Tiger event showcased our young men as future businessmen and allowed them to come prepared for a job opportunity. Employers set up tables with their information, and allowed the student-athletes to approach them and ask any questions that they may have concerning upcoming job opportunities. This event specifically highlighted the 2018 Senior Class, so that they were given the greatest opportunity for securing a position as soon as they graduated.
Not only our Clemson Football student-athletes learning the skills to navigate professional settings, but they are also learning the tools of the trade when networking. Each Tiger is fitted and regularly appears in business attire, complete with personalized business cards and an eagerness to make meaningful exchanges with corporate leaders and mentors.
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