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Feb 12, 2020

Career Development


Career development within Clemson Athletics is an integral part of the journey each student-athlete embarks on during their time at Clemson University. As a department, the focus of programming is to enhance the career readiness of student-athletes through a curriculum centered upon personal and professional development. This development is achieved by providing work experience, consistent mentorship and building a plan that supports each student-athlete’s career plans.

Student-Athlete Career Development

Four Year Career Development Plan

Freshman Year

  • Etiquette Dinner.
  • Individual advising.
  • Money Management.

Sophomore Year

  • Core Values Workshop.
  • Interview prep.
  • Individual advising.

Junior Year

  • Professional fashion show.
  • Tiger ‘Pro’ Night.
  • Financial literacy workshop.
  • Individual Advising.

Senior Year

  • Athlete identity transition.
  • Tiger ‘Pro’ Night.
  • Individual advising.

Tiger Pro Night

UPIC Internships

Beyond The Game

Beyond The Game is a semester-long program that is a partnership with Clemson University’s UPIC office and Clemson Student-Athlete Development to place Clemson student-athletes in internship positions within Clemson Athletics and other University departments. In addition to working within a department, interns will participate in a structured, cohort-based, professional development curriculum. This curriculum will focus on building one’s professional competence with the purpose of creating prepared professionals upon program completion.

Internship Sites 

Athletic Business Office (Accounting) • Clemson Athletics Sports Nutrition • Student-Athlete Development • Student-Athlete Wellness • Presidential Communications Office • Content & Social Media Strategy • Athletics Compliance • Internal Communications • Human Resources • IPTAY – Block C Club • Athletics Data Analytics • Athletic Facilities • Red Fern • Fike Recreation Center • Presidents Office • College of Nursing • College of Science (Marketing)

UPIC Sessions

Session 1: Goals and Expectations

Session 2: Core Values and Self-awareness

Session 3: Social Media and Personal Branding

Session 4: Social & Global Responsibility and Diversity and Inclusion

Session 5: Public Speaking

Session 6: Final Presentations