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Faculty and Staff: Overview

The Center for Career Development offers many programs and services to assist students of all majors and classifications at various stages of the career development process.

Career Exploration

Professional staff and doctoral students are available to provide individual career counseling sessions for students of all majors and classifications.  Students see career counselors for assessment feedback, including the Strong Interest Inventory; decision-making strategies; major and career resources; exploring and evaluating options; and goal setting.

One of the most popular resources we offer is What Can I Do With This Major? Encourage your students to visit this site to learn more about the major/career connection and to view links to career-related websites.

Career Consulting

Each student is assigned to a College Consultant according to his or her major. During an appointment, students can receive assistance with internships and experiential opportunities, the job search, resume reviews, interview preparation, industry specific advising, the graduate school application process, networking or career fair preparation.

Career Courses

The Center for Career Development offers courses to assist students in choosing majors and careers.

Exploring Majors and Careers: COUN ED 205 (one credit, S/N grading, fall and spring)

This course is designed to help first- and second-year students choose a major or career. Students utilize assessments to understand how interests, skills, personality, and values relate to UT majors and careers. Hear from college advisors, conduct research, and learn decision-making and goal setting strategies. The course meets for seven weeks and is offered during fall and spring semesters.

First Year Studies 101 for Exploratory Students: FYS 101 (one credit, A-F grading; fall only)

The course follows the FYS 101 curriculum with an emphasis on the career exploration process including self-assessment, and major and career research.

Career Strategies for the Arts and Sciences: COUN ED 404 (three credits, A-F grading; fall and spring)

This course is 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 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.

Career Fairs

The center hosts a number of events each year to expose students to various industries, employers, and opportunities including the Part-time Job; Supply Chain; Engineering and STEM; Business, Retail, and Government; Communication and Information; Agriculture, Science and Natural Resources; Diversity; Spring Job and Internship; and Education fairs.

Practice Interviews

Students can practice interviewing and get constructive feedback from Peer Career Advisors and staff members. Students can also practice interviewing through computer software called InterviewStream®.


Handshake is an online career portal linking students to job databases, on-campus interviews, internship opportunities, and more. By registering, students can upload resumes and cover letters, submit applications, sign up for on-campus interviews, view dates for employer information sessions, and track job search activities.

Disability, Diversity, and Veteran Initiatives

The Disability, Diversity, and Veteran Initiatives coordinator specializes in providing identify-based career information and support.