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Schedule an Appointment

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration offers multiple appointment types. Schedule an appointment online by visiting your Handshake profile or scroll down for available drop-in appointments. View this video for quick instructions on how to schedule an appointment using Handshake and see below for an explanation of appointment types. For questions, call us at 865-974-5435.

Academic & Career Exploration Appointments

Schedule an appointment for:

  • Choosing or changing majors
  • Identifying interests, strengths, values and relationship to major/career choices
  • Career assessment results and feedback
  • Major/career exploration (if you are interested in multiple careers/majors)

Log into Handshake and choose either the Unsure of Major Options or Identifying Career Interests appointment types.

Transition Advising Appointments 

Schedule an appointment for:

  • discussing the application process for competitive majors
  • creating an academic plan for the semester (for students not eligible for their major of choice)

Transition advising appointments are scheduled through VOL Academic Connect, not Handshake. You can access VOL Academic Connect through your MyUTK account. When scheduling the appointment, choose the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration as the office you’d like to meet with and then transition advising as the service. If you have any questions about scheduling a transition advising or career exploration appointment, email us at exploration@utk.edu.

Career Coaching Appointments

Schedule an industry-specific appointment for:

  • Internship and experiential opportunities
  • Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn reviews
  • Practice interviews
  • Job-seeking strategies (including networking and career fair preparation)
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Identity specific career questions

Log into Handshake and choose one of the following appointment options: Resume/CV/Cover Letter Review, Industry Experience/Industry Research, Job Search/Job Offers, Graduate/Professional School, Practice Interview, Part-Time Employment, or Veteran, Disability, Students of Color/Multicultural, LGBTQ+. After choosing this appointment type, you will then be prompted to choose the industry or major grouping that best aligns with your career interest.

Drop-ins (In Person and Virtual)

10-15 minute session with Peer Career Advisors for:

  • Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn reviews

and getting started resources for the following:

  • Practice interviews
  • Internship and experiential opportunities
  • Job-seeking strategies
  • Graduate school preparation

Click the link of the day of the week below to drop-in virtually or visit the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration to attend in person:

Monday: 1 to 4
Tuesday: 1 to 4
Wednesday: 1 to 4
Thursday: 9 to 4

Friday: 10 to 2