Clemson University is hosting the Fall Career Fair in Littlejohn Coliseum from Tuesday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 28. The fair is scheduled from 12-4 p.m. each day and more than 400 prospective employers are expected to meet with students in search of internships and full-time job opportunities.
The first two days are geared toward students in technology, manufacturing, engineering and science fields. The third day features employers from social sciences, humanities and business. Professional head shots will be offered to job-seekers each day, while tours are also provided to give students a look at the setup.
The fair is coordinated by Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD). Five of the last nine years, Clemson ranked No. 1 nationally in career services according to The Princeton Review.
In FY23, the CCPD saw more than 37,000 student contacts—including 6,800 across Fall and Spring fairs. Sixty-seven percent of students who attended and filled out post-fair surveys left with either one or two job interviews. Additionally, data from the 2021-22 First Destination Survey showed 97% of Clemson graduates were employed, continuing education, planning to continue education within six months of graduation or not seeking employment.
Brittany Neely, a CCPD staff member who helps coordinate the Career Fair, said engaging students early in their time at Clemson is critical.
“It’s better to come before you need a job and understand what it looks like,” she said. “We want to see younger students make connections and practice networking with employers. It can also be useful for career exploration with employers. This is a good avenue, when there are this many people in the same venue to talk about it. We’re hoping more of our first- and second-year students will take advantage of it.”
Students check in at Burton Gallery on the southeast corner of the coliseum. After-fair interviews are set up by prospective employers and occur inside suites at Memorial Stadium. Learn more by visiting the CCPD website.