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Which Office Should I Talk To?

The Office of Engineering Professional Practice and the Center for Career Development are both available to TCE students to help find a path that is right for you. While the staffs of both departments are available to help you in your journey to your future goals, both offer different programs and opportunities to help you achieve these goals. Use the table below to find out which office is right for your needs.

  Office of Engineering Professional Practice Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration
Student Scope Primarily first-year, sophomore, juniors (and even some seniors) seeking a co-op or internship* Primarily those seeking full-time, permanent positions including graduate students and alumni*
*All engineering students are welcome to connect with both offices.
Staff
  • Todd Reeves
  • Tonya Shortt
  • Suzanne Sawicki
  • Wanda Turpin
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Katie Wiley
  • Mary Mahoney
  • Peer Career Advisors
Student Programs
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op) and Internship Education programs
  • Resume review and interview preparation optimized for co-op/internship search
  • Prep for Success series
  • Stone Leadership Development Program
  • Career or major exploration
  • Resume/cover letter review and interview preparation
  • Job search
  • Salary/benefit negotiation for full time offers
  • Grad school and professional school search assistance
Community Served Engineering students All university students
Recruiting Events
  • Engineering Expo:
    Fall & Spring semesters
  • Fall Job Fairs:
    Engineering/STEM Fair, Supply Chain Fair, & Business/Retail/Government Fair
  • Spring Job Fair for All Majors
Which event is right for me? The Engineering Expo focuses mainly on co-op and internship opportunities for underclassmen. Job fairs focus mainly on full-time opportunities for seniors.
Fall Events
  • Employer Meet & Greet: Aug 28
  • Engineering Expo: Sept 15
  • Interview Day: Sept 16
  • Engineering/STEM Fair: Sep 28
  • Supply Chain Fair: Sep 29
  • Business/Retail/Government Fair: Sep 30
Website www.coop.utk.edu career.utk.edu
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Office Location 110 Perkins Hall 201 Student Union
Fast Facts The only place you can earn academic credit for engineering co-op and internship while putting your enrollment and/or scholarships on hold! The CCDAE provides career and major exploration resources, including career assessments and one-on-one exploration meetings, to help you choose a major/career path!
Mission of the Office An academic program for TCE students to add engineering experience to their education To foster a career-centered campus culture that prepares all scholars to pursue their unique professional and academic aspirations
Vision of the Office Accelerate your future with an educationally relevant, paid co-op or internship position Empower scholars to create and achieve career goals by providing comprehensive career education

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