The Center for Career Development hosts weekly Career Workshops in the RUC Multipurpose room every Tuesday and Thursday during dead hour. Students can come to get their resume reviewed, learn how to set up their resume, do well in an interview or land that first-time position or internship.
Analeigh Coats, a senior business administration: HR management major, and Zach Brown, senior biochemistry and cellular molecular biology major, are both Career Ambassadors for the CCD.
Career Ambassadors are the students who help do resume reviews, interview skills and other jobs the CCD needs them to do to help prepare students. Coats said she does all of those things plus job fairs and social media for the office.
“The Center for Career Development is a resource for students to prepare them for life after graduation and give them the tools they need to succeed in the workplace,” Coats said.
Brown went more in-depth about the CCD defining it as a “one-stop-shop for students to possibly find their next employment or internship.”
Brown talked about how even if students have a resume, it is still a good idea to be involved with the CCD.
“Even if someone comes in with a great resume…it’s just giving them that confidence,” Brown said.
The CCD is a tool for students to use.
“The tools that the career center can give you will help make you the candidate that stands out and gets chosen when you start applying for jobs,” Coats said.
One tool the CCD has is called Handshake.
“I like to describe Handshake as a LinkedIn for college students exclusively. It’s a job board full of employers that are looking especially for our students,” Coats said.
Brown described it as a mix between LinkedIn and Indeed. He said you have your profile on it like LinkedIn, but you also can apply for jobs or internships that are entry-level and tailored to college students.
Both Brown and Coats said there were so many students who had been helped by the CCD. Brown even mentioned people coming up on a later date and thanking him.
So how are students able to get involved?
“I would suggest starting by making an appointment for a resume review; it will get you in the office and expose you to our resources,” Coats said.
“They can always come up to our office, RUC 338, on the top floor, second door on the left…if they have no interest in that or they aren’t on campus, they can go to our website tntech.edu/career,” Brown said.