Student Affairs

Student Affairs Talk: Neil Burton


Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Neil Burton, executive director of the Center for Career and Professional Development.

Neil Burton, executive director of Clemson's Career Center, gives a presentation.
Neil Burton is the executive director of the Center for Career and Professional Development.

Neil Burton was going to be a journalist. Or so he thought. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the field from the University of South Carolina, he quickly enrolled in a graduate program at Clemson. The rest, as they say, is history. Now more than 25 years later, Burton has made a name for himself professionally in career services and seen Clemson become an instrumental part of his family.

In this week’s podcast, Burton discusses his initial roles with Financial Aid and Cooperative Education, how he landed in his current position, as well as some of his outside interests, which include morning basketball games with faculty and staff at Fike Recreation Center.

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