Stephanie Kit has been named the interim director of Career Services. She previously served as the associate director of the office for more than sixteen years. In her new role, Kit will lead the Career Services staff in working with students through a range of career development offerings and with employers through recruitment services.
Career Services News
With more than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students receiving degrees from UT this spring, there are a lot of new Volunteer job-seekers on the market. UT’s Career Services said the outlook is increasingly positive. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers plan to increase hiring of college graduates by around 7.6 percent over last year. NACE’s estimates are from a recent survey of 1,015 employers from across the country.
Almost half of college graduates with disabilities in the U.S. are unemployed. UT is tackling this problem through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Disability Careers Office, established in 1999 as part of Career Services, links the resources from Career Services and the Office of Disability Services to assist students and alumni who have various disabilities to be competitive in their career search and connect to employers seeking a diverse workforce. The office is being presented as a model for other states at the National Governors Association institute to be held on May 10 in Pittsburgh and May 23 in Seattle.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Russ Coughenour, director of career services, has the big idea of the Greater Knoxville Area Consortium of Employers.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Shawna Hembree, assistant director in Career Services, had the big idea to launch the Center for Impact Careers. The center aims to help students find careers where they can have a positive social and environmental impact.
As undergraduate enrollment in the College of Business Administration has grown exponentially, the university’s commitment to advising undergraduates in business has kept pace. As a result, a second business-dedicated career services consultant, Danny Pape, has joined UT Career Services.
The Student Success Center and the Educational Advancement Program will hold a joint open house from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at their new locations on the third floor of Greve Hall. At the same time, Career Services—located in nearby Dunford Hall—will hold its sixth annual cookout, offering hotdogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers.
UT Career Services Director Russ Coughenour talks about services UT provides to help recent graduates find jobs.
The campus’s third annual Research Week kicks off on Monday, March 26, highlighting undergraduate research and creative activities across campus. The highlight of the week is the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement on Wednesday and Thursday in the University Center Ballroom. The week concludes with the Honors Symposium on Saturday, March 31, at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Career Services office has created the Greater Knoxville Area Consortium of Employers (GKACE) for area employers interested in recruiting UT Knoxville graduates. GKACE provides affordable and easy-to-use recruitment tools for area employers who might not have the resources, time, or technical expertise needed to use national recruiting systems.