Center for Career Development – University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee – Center for Career Development

Business Student Plan: Freshman Year

  • Demonstrate excellent academic performance; make the best grades you can every semester of college.
  • Take BA 100 to become more familiar with business majors and careers.
  • Strengthen your written communication skills in English classes and writing labs.
  • Discover UT resources including the Center for Career Development, Counseling Center, college advising offices, the Student Success Center, and tutorial services.
  • Start to identify your interests, abilities and skills.
  • Explore majors and careers at the Center for Career Development:
    • Browse the Career Resource Center
    • Explore resources on
    • Take the Strong Interest Inventory and TypeFocus assessments
    • Meet with a career counselor
  • Participate in campus co-curricular activities.
  • Become acquainted with some business publications and choose one to read regularly.
  • Create a professional resume.
  • Develop a professional quality resume.
  • Register with Hire-A-VOL to look for part-time jobs and familiarize yourself with the system.

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