Throughout the year, staff from the Center for Career Development meet with students, organize job fairs, and host workshops in order to help students to achieve career success.
“The Center for Career Development can help students increase their career readiness so that they are more prepared to achieve their post-graduation goals,” said Stephanie Kit, director of the Center for Career Development.
Using tools such as Handshake and Strong Interest Inventory, the Center for Career Development is able to connect students and alumni with potential employers. Let’s look at some of the top facts and figures from CCD*:
The number of workshops and class presentations delivered by CCD staff. Topics from these seminars include resume writing, graduate school planning, and job search strategies. Interested in a hosting a program for a class or group? Fill out this request form!
The percentage of 1,210 students who experienced a welcoming and respectful environment when prompted to rate their experience at the Center for Career Development.
The number of career assessments student took last year. Student take self-assessments to evaluate to find majors and careers that fit their interests and personality traits.
The number of employers that participated in the 10 job fairs hosted by CCD. From internships to full-time careers, job fairs allow students to meet with the companies they want to work at face-to-face and see what it takes to join that team. More connections were made through events such as Veterans Networking Night, Freelance Workshop, and Haslam Employer of the Day.
The number of students & alumni who used Career Development services. Through workshops and in-person meetings, Vols from any graduating year can take advantage of the CCD.
Out of the 82% of the Class of 2018 who responded to a survey, 83% of participants reported being employed or continuing their education.
The number of sessions initiated by 342,835 different users on What Can I Do With This Major?
More than 700 universities and colleges subscribe to the software that helps the student explore different majors and associated career paths.
*All numbers reflect the 2017-18 academic year.