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You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. So why think about your career now? Now is actually the perfect time to identify what kind of student you are and what you’re most interested in, what you’re passionate about -- and that can lead you to your dream job!

Lots of opportunities are available right in your own backyard. Below, you can read more about some of the companies you could work for.

And here's a great scavenger hunt to help you dig deeper.

American Ceramic Technologies

American Ceramic Technology, Inc. is the ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer of Silflex® Shielding, the award winning nonhazardous, non-lead radiation shielding. In 2005, Silflex® tungsten shielding was developed and certified by Entergy and ANO in 2007 for use in the nuclear industry. We have expanded into the medical, military, NDT, mining and oil & gas industries. Manufacturing is located in California and South Carolina in the USA.

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AnMed Health

Employment opportunities in the healthcare field are wide open in both the clinical and non-clinical professions. Opportunities are endless if you are seeking a satisfying career. While you are in school, focus on areas of interests! Think about those things you enjoy doing and studying and that will lead you to a career you will love!

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Arthrex makes implantable medical devices such as plates, screws and sutures. In fact, Arthrex products were used to fix the ankle of the of the Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. To work for a company like Arthrex you'll need strong communication skills, computer skills, teamwork and a can-do attitude. Starting now, work hard and do your best every day!


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BASF is the world’s largest chemical company. We create the chemistry that makes your life better, from producing products that help clean the air and clean the water, to the foams in your tennis shoes, sofa and bicycle helmets, to cosmetics and personal care products like makeup, body wash and laundry detergent, to the medicines that help you get well and stay well, the work that BASF does touches your every day life.

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Whether in a highly efficient combustion engine, an intelligent hybrid system or the very latest electric drive, BorgWarner is driving mobility for today and tomorrow. As the product leader with more than 130 years of experience in the field of powertrain systems, we are supporting the automotive industry in realizing clean propulsion and efficient technology solutions for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as well as off-highway applications.

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We are the world's largest private industrial corporation, and we are in 150 countries throughout the world. There is no car made without a Bosch part in it. Although we have a rich history -- Robert Bosch worked along side Thomas Edison -- we also are all about the future, filing 4000+ patents per year (that's 11+ per day). 95% of all Bosch profits go back into philanthropy and research and development.

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Burr Forman McNair

There are many jobs at our company, which is a law firm. We have attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and internships for students in college and law school. Our law firm also has jobs in departments such as accounting, technology, marketing, human resources, library/research, records, and recruiting.

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Champion Aerospace

We make parts for airplane engines. So when you are on a plane and you hear the engines start? Our products made that happen! It is what keeps the plane flying and landing safely as well. Champion ignition components powered the Wright brothers first powered flight in 1903! If you are at all interested in working for a company like ours, pay more attention in math and science!

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Clemson's College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences

CECAS is creating a rich environment for students to develop not only excellent technical skills but also a broad set of abilities that position them as the intellectual leaders of tomorrow. Our world-class curriculum and experiences are built on the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges for the 21st Century and the competencies that provide the basis for our Grand Challenges Scholars Program. This foundation prepares students to tackle some of society’s most complex and urgent problems.

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Clemson Cooperative Extension Service

This service arm embodies founder Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of a “high seminary of learning” focused on improving the lives of South Carolinians through education and outreach in the agricultural and natural sciences. We explore plant, animal, human, molecular, and packaging sciences, and build upon Clemson University’s world-class academic, research and extension activities.

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Duke Energy

We encourage you to think about what you enjoy now, and consider how you can do that for a living. Remember the things you enjoy can build your skillset outside of the classroom. Do you enjoy playing video games like Minecraft, Fortnite or Apex Legends? Those are games that require teamwork and strategy, skills that are needed in every role at Duke Energy.

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Greenfield Indistries

We are an established leader in the industrial cutting tool industry, manufacturing and selling drills, taps, end mills, and other cutting tools for a variety of industrial, maintenance, commercial, and construction applications.

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Horton is recognized, worldwide, for collaborative solution development. You will find Horton’s engine cooling solutions around the globe…on heavy-, medium- and light-duty trucks…on motor coaches and buses…on construction, agricultural and mining equipment…and on generators and industrial compressors. Almost any place you find engines with optimized cooling systems, you will find Horton.

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Imperial Die Casting

Imperial Die Casting is a world leader in the utilization of state of the art production monitoring techniques. Fully automated die casting cells ranging from 500 to 2000 tons feature vacuum assist processes for porosity control, automatic alloy ladling, die spraying, and casting extraction for repeatability and consistency.

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We encourage students to enjoy all their classes, but concentrations in math/science are encouraged for an electronics/manufacturing emphasis. Keep in mind that electives such as communications and computer classes offer a strong background critical to working in a manufacturing environment.

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JR Automation

JR Automation provides intelligent automated manufacturing and distribution technology solutions. We transform how the world's leading manufacturers make and distribute products. We can provide our global customers with seamless solutions, connecting the entire value chain with data to achieve total optimization.
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Poly-Med, Inc

We are a research and development company focused on making medical devices to help people heal. We are looking for individuals who share our core values, including Collaboration, Continual Improvement, Genuine and Fun Relationships, Excitement to Make an Impact, Strong Work Ethic, Self-Discipline, Higher Learning in Pursuit of Creativity and Personal & Professional Growth.

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Reliable Automatic Sprinkler

Our family-run 467,000+ sq. ft. location has the most advanced robotic automation in fire protection products, specializing in fire sprinklers, valves, and system components for the most challenging projects in the fire protection industry. Our strongest employees are problem-solvers and team-players.

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Rogers Group Inc.

Rogers Group Inc. is the largest privately-owned construction aggregate company in the country. We have more than 2,000 skilled employees, more than 70 quarries, 40 asphalt plants and locations in 12 states. There are more job openings than skilled operators in our industry and we would like to close this gap! 

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SC Rural Water Association

Established in 1976, the South Carolina Rural Water Association (SCRWA) is a non-profit trade association that assists water and wastewater systems with on-site technical assistance, training and much more. It's our vision for SCRWA to be South Carolina’s premier resource in meeting the dynamic needs of the water and wastewater industry.

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Schneider Electric

At Schneider Electric we have over 135,000 employees working in more than 100 countries. We offer a broad range of educational opportunities and training that provide the knowledge and skills to advance your career and open doors to growing career possibilities within our company.

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Sync.MD specializes in the mobile data storage of health and medical records. The company’s patented technology enables users to securely store complete and current health care records and update information on smartphones for seamless sharing of medical records with health care providers. Sync.MD helps solve the problem of connecting otherwise incompatible medical records systems, as well as meet the specific needs of veterans or those who require specialized care.

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Tri-County Technical College

When you're in high school, you'll have opportunities to get a jumpstart by taking college courses. Hear from a couple of students who did just that:

As you think about the career clusters you're considering, take a look at some of the programs available to you. 

Check out our virtual tour as well!

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US Engine Valve

US Engine Valve supplies the global automotive industry with high engineered valves that help to increase fuel economy as well as improve a vehicle's overall performance and efficiency.

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United Way

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. We all have a stake in what befalls our fellow man. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care.  

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Velvet Drive Transmissions

For more than 65 years, Velvet Drive Transmissions has been a world leader in marine and industrial transmissions. Our transmissions feature unique technology for quiet and smooth operation, and we use the highest quality and standards in the industry to maintain this excellence. Our transmissions are in a variety of applications including tournament ski and wakeboard boats, high performance boats, inboard cruisers, sport fishing boats, sailboats, commercial fishing boats, trawlers, center consoles, runabouts, yachts, and many commercial off-road equipment.


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