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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 professional documents (resumes, cover letters, personal statements) and 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



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