Career Services – University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee – Office of Career Services
- Demonstrate excellent academic performance; make the best grades you can every semester.
- Strengthen your written communication skills in English classes and writing labs.
- Discover UT resources including Career Services, Counseling Center, college advising offices, the Student Success Center, and tutorial services.
- Explore majors and careers at Career Services:
- Browse the Career Exploration Center
- Explore resources on career.utk.edu
- Take the Strong Interest Inventory and TypeFocus assessments
- Meet with a career counselor
- Enroll in Exploring Majors and Careers (Counselor Education 205)
- Participate in campus co-curricular activities, student organizations, and leadership and service programs.
- Register with Hire-A-VOL to look for part-time jobs and familiarize yourself with the system.
- Talk to professionals in career fields you are considering. Use Career Services Guide to the Informational Interview.
- Get to know faculty in a major of interest. They can discuss career options and provide a letter of reference when you apply for a job or to graduate school.
- Meet with a career counselor if still undecided or a college consultant if firmly in a major.
- Meet with your academic advisor and programs abroad (Study Abroad Programs) coordinator to plan a study abroad experience.
- Start identifying part-time and summer employment, volunteer positions or internships in your areas of interest.
- Develop a professional quality resume and use Hire-A-VOL to access summer job and internship opportunities. Attend the Fall and Spring Job Fairs to look for opportunities.
- Search Career Services’ calendar and attend workshops or other events posted.
- Enhance your computer skills. Take course offered by the Office of Information Technology.
- Look for research experiences through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
- Obtain related experience in your field through part-time employment, internships, practicum, field work, or volunteering.
- Update your profile and resume in Hire-A-VOL to search for opportunities.
- Enroll in one of Career Services’ job seeking skills courses, attend workshops, and schedule a mock interview to prepare for your search.
- Attend job fairs sponsored by Career Services throughout the year.
- Utilize Career Services’ graduate school resources and workshops to research schools and programs; set deadlines for required steps.
- Choose electives to enhance your qualifications, especially your oral and written communication skills.
- Seek leadership positions in co-curricular activities (committee chairs and elected positions). Join career-related student professional associations.
- Schedule an appointment with your college consultant to develop a job search strategy.
- Research companies and start looking for opportunities at the beginning of fall semester.
- Submit resumes to on-campus interviewing job postings through Hire-A-VOL. Follow up with other job postings in the system.
- Participate in Career Services’ job fairs throughout the year.
- Meet required deadlines for graduate school and create a back-up plan.
- Remember that you can use Career Services as an alumnus.
- Meet with your academic advisor to conduct a graduation check.