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