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Mission, Vision & Values


To educate and empower students to achieve career success.


To lead The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in creating a career-centered campus culture.


Inclusion  To create a welcoming environment respectful of individuals’ unique backgrounds, beliefs, and goals.

Service – To exceed the expectations of our internal and external constituents through open communication and responsiveness.

Student Learning – To promote student responsibility for lifelong career development through exploration, education, and experience.

Employer Connections – To develop and strengthen relationships with employers to create opportunities for students.

Collaboration – To partner with stakeholders across the University to enhance and support student achievement.

Outcomes – To collect and report data to the campus community to assist the University in its Journey to the Top 25.

Innovation – To continually improve programs and service delivery through advances in technology, resources, and staff development.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in the services or utilizing resources offered by the Center for Career Development, students will be able to:

Formulate career goals, including choice of major, based on self-knowledge of interests, values, personality, and skills

Identify resources and contacts to explore majors and careers of interest

Understand the importance of experiential learning and construct a plan of action to pursue experiential learning opportunities

Describe career readiness competencies and articulate them on resumes and in interviews

Develop professionalism including resumes, cover letters, personal statements, dress; effectively communicate skills and experiences to employers

Practice networking skills with alumni, employers, and other professionals

Connect with employing organizations online and in-person to explore part-time jobs, internships, and full-time opportunities