Eight Lessons I Have Learned in my Professional Experience  As a senior English major who has spent four semesters interning with the Pearce Center for Professional Communication, I've learned a few lessons along the way. Some came easily while others I had to learn the hard...

  Growing up, I knew my heart belonged in a creative field. When I applied to Clemson, I was drawn to its world cinema and English programs. For one, world cinema uniquely blended a combination of trans-cultural studies, filmmaking and language. I found these elements appealing,...

Preparing for internships: How to be a successful candidate  As the end of the fall semester approaches, it is time to begin the search for the seemingly elusive summer internship. Job postings are appearing on LinkedIn, career fairs are in full swing and anxiety is taking a...

Questioning your now but knowing your end goal  Everyone experiences moments of doubt about whether or not they have chosen the right college major and life path. College opens doors to so many opportunities that it leads us to question what we are supposed to be...

Five tools for a successful and harmonious group project One of the most challenging realities of the communications field is navigating group projects. They’re everywhere — the classroom, that exciting internship you scored for the summer and, of course, your future full-time workplace. In this field,...

We asked Pearce Center interns how they deal with the inevitable stress of transitioning back into the school year. They shared with us their best practices for ensuring a strong semester, starting with establishing healthy habits early on. ...