Interning in Corporate America

If there is one thing my internship taught me this past summer, it is the value of forming connections and networks. In my time at Bank of America, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Clemson’s Board of Trustees member and Bank of America South Carolina Market President, Kim Wilkerson and on a day to day basis, work alongside Clemson graduates who are high up in their respective lines of business at the bank. In my interactions with these individuals, I realized the importance of growing your network while a Clemson student, utilizing that network post graduation and giving back to the institution that has given so much to us all. … Continue readingInterning in Corporate America

Ask An English Professor

Clemson’s Department of English has professors passionate about a wide variety of subjects, ranging from post-colonial literature to children’s literature. Professors help shape students’ experiences and Clemson English professors are dedicated to educating and investing in their students, which is something I can attest to on a first-hand basis. We recently sat down to learn more about a few of them: … Continue readingAsk An English Professor

From Then to Now: A Perspective from A Retrospective English Senior

Luke Pearson is a senior English major and History minor here at Clemson University. Born and raised in the small town of Trumbull, Connecticut, Pearson discovered his passion for English his sophomore year in high school after reading J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” and Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief.” … Continue readingFrom Then to Now: A Perspective from A Retrospective English Senior

Changing the Way We Think About Leadership

Last spring, I took a class at Clemson that changed my life. I think it could change everyone’s. It was a seminar on leadership that proved to each student that all of the theories and formulas they previously were taught on how to develop one’s self as a leader – through both school and personal experience – were wrong. I think an activity we did as a class in February can best sum up what I took away from the course. … Continue readingChanging the Way We Think About Leadership

Utilizing Resources in Cooper Library

Students have always had an interesting relationship with their college library.  There has been at least one night in the library where students have stayed up all night studying for a grueling exam that will count as 40% of their grade.  Even if some have not stayed up all night in the library before, the students that are in the library are usually drained and can only think about when they are going to get their next drop of coffee to keep themselves going.  Besides being a major study space and conversation area for social butterflies such as myself, the library actually has more helpful resources than students realize.  Here are some (but not all) benefits found in R.M. Cooper Library at Clemson University that will help students thrive in this space. … Continue readingUtilizing Resources in Cooper Library

How Being Involved Enhances the College Experience

College can be daunting, especially as a freshman. You’re moving out of the home you’ve known your entire life, moving away from your family and friends, and starting a new life in a new place. College is a lot different than high school, and the change, even though an exciting one, can be a big adjustment. One of the best ways to jump right in and tackle the adjustment head-on is by getting involved. Whether it be intramural or club sports, a university club or organization, an on-campus internship, or even undergraduate research, involvement allows you to meet other students on campus and explore your passions at the same time. … Continue readingHow Being Involved Enhances the College Experience