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Career Advocate Program

Career development frequently takes place outside the walls of the career center as students engage with their faculty instructors, staff advisors, coaches, work supervisors, and other professionals they encounter. The Career Advocate Program is a three-hour interactive training designed to equip faculty and staff with tools and resources to have meaningful and effective career conversations with students.

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration facilitates two open, campus-wide trainings each year and is happy to plan a training for specific academic departments or units on campus as requested.

Register for the Next Career Advocate Training

Our next Career Advocate Training will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, November 22nd from 9AM-12PM. RSVP to reserve your spot.

As a result of attending the career advocates training, participants will:

  1. Develop a foundation for having critical career conversations with students
  2. Gain a basic knowledge of career development theory, career decision making, internship and job searching, and relevant resources/tools
  3. Understand how to make effective referrals to the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration
  4. Learn the professional and ethical guidelines outlined by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)

To find out more about the program or schedule a training for your faculty or staff, email Mary Beth Woodward at mbwoodward@utk.edu.