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Full-Time Employment

The most successful job seekers employ multiple strategies in their job search. The resources and information on this page will help you get started.

Selected Job Boards and Online Resources


UT’s online database for part-time, full-time, and internship positions. Register to participate in on-campus interviews and receive targeted email messages about special programs and opportunities.

Career Shift

CareerShift is a job aggregator that searches the web for job postings. Find opportunities post on job boards, newspapers, individual company websites, and anywhere else online all in one place.

College and Industry-specific Coaching

Visit the college pages for job boards and resources specific to your major or your industry of interest.



Networking is the process of gathering helpful information to research career paths and develop future job leads from a personal contacts and actual professionals in your field of interest. Studies show that only 20% of jobs are actually posted—leaving 80% to be discovered or developed. Therefore, networking is the No. 1 way most people actually find a job or internship.

Strangers won’t put their reputations on the line for you. A relationship must be built first. A successful networker is someone who realizes the value in building and maintaining a strong networking relationship throughout their career, not just while exploring career options or during a job search. Making networking a regular practice will help you stay informed and connected in your field and ready to make a successful job change when necessary.

Networking Resources

Informational Interviewing

Informational interviews are excellent ways to explore your interest in a field and to build your contacts in a specific industry or at a specific organization. View the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration’s Guide to the Informational Interview for a detailed explanation.


LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network that connects you to contacts and increases opportunities to network with professionals. Create a profile to keep track of contacts you have made throughout college and to expand your network.

How to use LinkedIn to land your dream job

Resources for students to build a great profile

Guide to Networking

Networking is the process of gathering helpful information from a personal contacts and actual professionals in your field of interest.

A Note About Networking

Networking is about developing professional relationships and is an important part of any career and job search. Positive relationships are built on trust and all interactions should be professional and respectful. Employers who recruit at UTK are required to maintain a discrimination-free environment in their recruiting processes as stated in our Employer Policies. Students should apply this same standard to professional connections made outside of campus recruiting. If a situation arises where a student feels uncomfortable in the networking or job search process, they can reach out to their career coach in the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration for guidance.

Job Fairs and Events

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration hosts multiple job fairs and networking events throughout the year. These events are excellent ways to meet employers, find out about open positions, and make contacts in industries of interest.

For a list of upcoming job fairs and networking events, visit our event calendar.

To prepare for the job fairs, review our Tips for Job Fair Success handout.

Tips for virtual job fairs and networking events on this page.

Preparing for Life After Graduation

As you are transitioning into the world of work from the college setting, check out our guide called After Graduation: What’s Next?.