Center for Career Development – University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee – Center for Career Development

Kertesha Riley
STEM Career Consultant

Master of Science/Education Specialist in Marriage & Family Counseling – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science in Family, Youth, & Community Sciences – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Kertesha Riley is the STEM Career Consultant and serves select majors from Arts & Sciences; Engineering; Education, Health & Human Sciences; and Nursing. In her role, Kertesha counsels students on career options, job and internship search strategies, graduate school planning, and transitioning to life after UTK. She also teaches COUN 404, a special topics course on career strategies for the hard sciences.

Having spent a significant portion of her undergraduate career in a STEM field, Kertesha truly connects to the passions, interests, and even struggles that students in STEM majors sometimes encounter. Even if your path doesn’t seem typical, know that your major doesn’t equal your career! Meet with Kertesha and create your unique STEM career plan today!
Consultant Areas

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Biochemistry, Cellular, & Molecular Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Life Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Pre-Health
  • Statistics

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

  • Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology & Sport Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Speech Pathology/Audiology

College of Engineering

  • Biomedical

College of Nursing

Riley, Kertesha

Contact Information

  • Office: Student Union Level 2
  • Phone: (865) 974-5435
  • Email:


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