Social Media Listening Center

Student Opportunties

Creative Inquiry


The Social Media Listening Center at Clemson University is an interdisciplinary research lab and teaching facility that opened in early 2012. Envisioned by CIO Jim Bottum, the Listening Center brings together faculty, staff, students and external partners to support undergraduate creative inquiry, faculty research, pedagogy, and outreach through social media listening.

CI Classes

Creative Inquiry brings the research experience straight to the undergraduate classroom. Students perform analytical research while using Radian6 for companies and organizations such as Dow Chemical, Kemet Corporation, National Park Service, and the list goes on. Find out how to get involved in a CI Class using social media by contacting your current CI mentor or Barbara Weaver ( weaver2@clemson.edu).


Internships with the Social Media Listening Center are an amazing experience that lets you dive deep into the world of social media. While working with external and internal organizations, you’ll gain networking and critical thinking skills needed in any career after graduation!

Traditional Classes

A traditional class can use the Social Media Listening Center too. You might want to take a tour or see a demo and then propose the idea to one of your professors. Students from disciplines all across campus are finding interesting ways to make good academic use of social media listening.

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