Hannah Pearson is an English and American Sign Language double-major preparing to graduate from Clemson this December. An accomplished English student, Pearson’s prose was awarded the English Department Creative Writing Award in the spring of 2019. This award is given to the undergraduate English major in honor of outstanding achievement in fiction writing. … Continue readingRecognizing Student Talent: Hannah Pearson, Winner of the English Department Creative Writing Award (Fiction)
“If you don’t do something with writing, you’re wasting your life.” That was a comment Dr. Chelsea Murdock received after writing fanfiction, and it changed her life. From shifting majors from voice to geology to finally English, Dr. Murdock is comfortable with exploring both the technical and creative parts of herself. With the fall of 2019 being her first semester as the new director of the Writing Center at Clemson, the Pearce Center for Professional Communication decided to learn more about Dr. Murdock. We delved into her background and professional past, her role as Writing Center Director and her plans for the future. … Continue readingDr. Chelsea Murdock: Getting To Know The New Writing Center Director
So you want to go to graduate school but you don’t know where to start. Look no further! We have information from Dr. William Stockton, Director of Graduate Studies, and current graduate student, Allison Daniels, to give you tips on the application process. … Continue readingSo You Want to Apply to Grad School?
Nicole Grumbos is a senior English major who transferred from Greenville Tech into the Clemson English program. Typically, when you think about transfer students, including the Bridge program, one could imagine them moving into a more “common or practical” major such as business, health science or even engineering considering Clemson’s program notoriety. Instead, Nicole has bravely identified the values and practicality in an English major that is often seen as otherwise. Therefore, Nicole’s journey can give a unique and valuable perspective to the Clemson English experience. … Continue readingFresh Insight into the Clemson English Experience: Perspective from a Technical College Transfer Student
A timeless saying that attests to the importance of nonverbal communication in our lives is “actions speak louder than words.” Whether one hears this saying from a mother, a teacher, a friend, or anyone in any situation, it carries the similar and impactful claim that nonverbal communication is just as important as any other type of communication. In the workplace, communication is undoubtedly important, however, there are several ways that nonverbal communication can speak volumes of someone’s character and work ethic in any career field. The following situations are significant examples of when nonverbal communication is important and why it is important. … Continue readingNonverbal Communication: Actions Speak Louder than Words
After binging the very popular Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo throughout winter break, I realized that my own room needed a serious revamping. I spent days rummaging through my closet, throwing out all things too small or too tacky and asking myself, “does this spark joy?” … Continue readingThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Our Professional Lives
Every college student is different, but for most of us, our reason for attending school is to eventually land our dream job. Freshman, you may be thinking that this blog post doesn’t apply to you—it does! There’s no time like the present to grow your network and prepare for professional life beyond college. For upperclassmen, now is the time to grow your network and create lasting professional relationships. … Continue readingHow to Network Effectively