Center for Career Development – University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee – Center for Career Development

Workshops and Classes


The Center for Career Development hosts workshops throughout the academic year to help students pursue their career goals. Attend a workshop or request a specific presentation for your organization or student group. For a calendar of workshops see Upcoming Events.
To request a workshop complete the Program Request Form or contact our office at 974-5435.

Available Online

  • Find a Job With your Arts & Sciences Degree
    Watch this video to learn ways to promote your unique skills as an Arts & Sciences major and to perform a successful job search.
  • Graduate Admissions 101
    Watch this online video for an informative overview of the graduate school admission process. It covers a range of topics including types of degrees, timelines, finding programs, and much more.
  • Gaining Admission into Highly Competitive Graduate Schools featuring Donald Asher, internationally recognized author and speaker.
  • Selling Your Study Abroad Experience
    Watch this video to learn how to make the most of your study abroad experience and get a recruiter’s advice on how to effectively market the skills gained to employers.
  • Resume Writing Workshop
    Watch this video to learn the basics of resume writing. The purpose of a resume, formatting tips, style, and “do’s and don’ts” are discussed.
  • Successful Interviewing
    Watch this video to learn the basics of interviewing. Gain tips on preparation, personal presentation, types of interview questions and types of questions to ask.


The Center for Career Development offers several courses to assist students in choosing majors/careers and preparing for job searches.

Exploring Majors and Careers: CE 205
Search for Counselor Education 205 in the Timetable to find course offerings in the Fall and Spring.

“Exploring Majors and Careers” is a one-credit, satisfactory/no credit course designed to help freshmen and sophomores (juniors may take the course with permission) learn about themselves and how to investigate potentially satisfying major and career options. Learning objectives include identifying interests, skills, values and personality traits; increasing knowledge of various majors and colleges available at UT; learning basic search strategies related to finding internships, part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities; locating and utilizing academic and career informational resources; developing decision-making and goal setting skills.

Business Career Planning and Placement: BA 320
Business Career Planning and Placement (Business Administration 320) is a course targeted primarily to juniors and seniors interested in improving their job searching skills. This one-credit, A-F graded course equips students with the necessary tools to find and land that great job after college and beyond. Just some of the topics include writing effective resumes and cover letters, uncovering personal strengths and weaknesses, honing interview skills, networking tips and negotiating salary. Students will learn what employers really look for in potential candidates with several employers visiting throughout the semester. Don’t miss a great opportunity to get prepared for your future. “Failing to plan is planning to fail!”

CE 404: Career Strategies for the Arts & Sciences
This course is offered every semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:40-4:55 pm in the Center for Career Development, Student Union Level 2. Career Strategies for the Arts & Sciences is a course targeted primarily to juniors and first semester seniors interested in answering the “What are you going to do with that major?” question and identifying the necessary actions steps and tools to make it a reality. The goal of this three-credit, A-F graded course is to equip CAS student with the knowledge and tools to identify what they WANT to do with their major and to take the appropriate action steps leading towards lifelong career success. Some of the topics include identifying and evaluating possible career paths, communicating the value of your major and skill set to employers through resumes/cover letter, interviews, networking and salary negation, planning and applying for graduate school and transitioning into the world of work.


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