by Elizabeth McCarthy
If you haven’t made your way to the second floor of the Student Union, you’re missing out on a resource that can help prepare you for whatever is after graduation. The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration is a great resource for all students regardless of your class standing, and with graduation approaching in May, there are some key opportunities for students that are planning to leave the university.
With appointment opportunities both online and in-person, the virtual career center is available for students to use to discuss their future career ideas with someone from the center. Individual appointments can be made through Handshake by signing into your myUTK account.
Meeting with a professional can help you review your major and decide which is best for you and what you can do with your major post-grad. There are also grad student resources, job listings, and people that will look over and help with resumes and cover letters.
Attend the Career Fair
The spring career fair will be held in Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday, February 22, and virtually on Thursday, February 24, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Students can sign up here if they are interested in attending and seeing a wide variety of organizations and employers.
For those that are interested in attending but are feeling nervous or aren’t sure how career fairs work, check out these tips to find out more.
Elizabeth is a senior from Philadelphia, PA, majoring in public relations with a minor in business management. She has a passion for graphic design, social media and writing, and her favorite thing to do at UT is attending football games with her friends. She plans to move to Nashville after her graduation in May to pursue public relations and marketing.