5th Quarter Career and Professional Development

Meet Allison Waymyers, the newest addition to the P.A.W. Journey team as the Director of Career and Professional Development. She is the head of the 5th QUARTER Pillar and our young men's matchmaker into the professional world. Whether their desired path is to continue football in the NFL, continue their education through a Masters program, or jump into the work force and begin contributing to society, she helps navigate the steps they need to take to make it happen.

Allison is married to Will Waymyers and has a three year old son, Trey. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Purposeful Employment

What is purposeful employment? In the words of P.A.W. Journey's Founder, Jeff Davis, purposeful employment is ________________________________. We want every single young man who is a part of Clemson Football and P.A.W. Journey to experience purposeful employment.

Ryan Carter, Jabril Robinson, Allison Waymyers and Isaiah Simmons discuss at Media Day for the 2016 College Football Playoff.

Steps to Purposeful Employment

Who am i

StrengthsFinder was developed by a team of scientists and positive psychologists to help people uncover and develop their natural talents. For our young men, it is utilized not only to help them understand who they are, but also understand how their strengths correlate to the professional world.

Where DO I want to Go

Through one-on-one meetings, our staff is able to learn about the student-athletes off the field. You would be surprised by what these incredible individuals aspire to do one day! Did you know our players want to be CEO's, Entrepreneurs, and even employees at the Atlanta Aquarium? We know each individual has a bright and unique future, but sometimes it takes a conversation to figure out what inspires each young man.

Don Munson and Darien Rencher at 2017 National Signing Day

How do I get there

Our team currently focuses on several key areas to develop a powerful path to a career. The topics of 5th Quarter Sessions include interview tips, resume building, LinkedIn how-to, networking assistance, and internship and job selection.

At the 2016 5th Quarter Kick Off, every player had the opportunity to speak to a group of successful individuals, including executives from companies like Nasdaq and Chick-Fil-A. Each student-athlete introduced himself and detailed what he hoped to get out of Clemson, whether it be a mentor in the crowd or a connection into the professional world. It was a great time for our young men to work on their brand while practicing public speaking skills. They were also able to have real world networking experience as many had great conversations with our guests.

How to Get involved With 5th quarter

Success Stories

Andy Teasdall

employed here now? need updates

David Estes

Congratulations to David for continuing his education in the Clemson Masters program and for being selected as a 2017 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient. We are so proud of you!

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