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The office of Career Services is focused on connecting TTU students and graduates to employers. We work diligently to provide students with opportunities to meet with employers regarding experiential education and full-time job opportunities. Career Services staff members coordinate on-campus job fairs, conduct skill-building workshops, host on-campus interviews, and assist students in making the transition from college to career successfully. Students may participate in one-on-one career counseling and advisement. In addition to assisting in the college to career transition, students pursuing admission to graduate and professional schools are also encouraged to seek assistance from our staff.

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Students

The Office of Career Services is designed to assist students with developing a college to career plan. From choosing majors to gaining experience to finding full-time positions or graduate school acceptance, we offer programs, one-on-one counseling, and resources to help students.

What's Available From Career Services:  
  • Student Timeline(when, how?)
  • Local / Part-Time Job Info
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Trends
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  • Career Readiness Certificate pdf_icon_sm
  • Families

    As family of a TTU student, you have tremendous influence over your student’s decision to take action in their career development. Did you know that today’s students can expect to have several careers over the course of their lifetime? Tennessee Tech Career Services has a comprehensive array of services that support students in their career decision-making and their job search process. It’s never too early to start so encourage your student to participate in our services and events:

    • Individual career advising
    • Career and job search workshops
    • Career resources and reference materials
    • Resume critiques
    • Presentations on specific careers
    • Career Fairs
    • Campus recruiting events for jobs and internships
    • Experience eRecruiting electronic job database
    • Career assessment and inventories
    • Practice interviews

    Career Services is a valuable component to the TTU educational experience. Here are some helpful tools to assist you and your family member with their career development path:

    Employers

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    Thank you for your interest in recruiting at TTU! Career Services strives to provide you with best-in-class resources in college recruiting, unique and engaging programs, and excellent customer service. Below are tips, information and links to help you get started.

    About TTU Career Services
    We help recruiters with successful on- and off-campus recruitment of TTU students and alumni. We connect you with current students, recent graduates, and alumni through the free, on-line job posting and interview management system Experience eRecruiting. When you register with Experience eRecruiting you have the ability to:

    • Post full-time professional positions, co-op jobs, and internships
    • Request On-Campus Interview dates
    • Search and review student and alumni resumes

    On-Campus Recruiting Calendar
    View important dates for the upcoming recruiting season here. Log in or create your Experience account to establish an on-campus interview date.

    Career Fair Calendar
    Join us for one or all of our six annual career fairs. The dates and times of our events and a link to fair registration is available on our Career Fair Calendar.

    Student Profiles To find student demographic information, including diversity and gender statistics, visit our Institutional Research site at this link.

    Become a Partner

    We would love the opportunity to discuss potential strategies for your organization's recruitment of TTU students and alumni, increasing your visibility on-campus and sharing additional resources available at TTU. Visit our Become a Partner page here.

    Alumni

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    The Career Services office provides a variety of services, resources, and events that are of interest to TTU alumni. Whether you are a recent graduate in need of career assistance, an employed alumnus interested in recruiting for your organization, or a proud graduate eager to share your professional story with students - the Career Services office welcomes your engagement.

    Register for an Experience Alumni Account
    If you would like to view hundreds of job listings and post your resume for consideration by employers for potential job opportunities, call (931) 372-3232 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a free Experience account or to reopen your existing account. Once you have accepted employment, please don't forget to complete the Alumni Survey so we can close your Experience account. We never delete your Experience account but place it in an "inactive" status until you may need it again. Career Services is available for use by TTU alumni at any time throughout your career.

    Alumni Mentoring Services
    Through Tennessee Tech and Experience Mentors you'll have the tools and ability to connect with people who are eager to learn and eager to help others learn about different career paths and share advice with those who have already been down that road. In addition, you have access to the full features of our on-line alumni services software platform. Experience.com provides you with access to career advice, an on-line portfolio, networking and a national job database. Feel free to use one or all of these services at no charge.

    Office of Alumni Affairs
    Connect and interact with other alumni. Learn about special events, products, services and travel options available to you as an alumnus of Tennessee Tech here.

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    LinkedIn
    Join TTU Career Services and the TTU Alumni Association on LinkedIn. Simply search for Tennessee Tech University Alumni Association under “Groups” and “Groups You May Like.” In addition, many local alumni groups have created separate groups so be sure to join those of interest to you!

    Faculty

    TTU Career Services takes pride in serving and collaborating with TTU faculty and staff to provide effective career planning, job search and professional/graduate school preparatory assistance to our students and alumni. As a TTU faculty or staff member, chances are that students approach you with questions about choosing careers, connecting their majors to careers, finding jobs or internships (on or off campus), applying to graduate school, or finding a full time position after graduation.

    Refer a Student
    Refer your students to our office for fast and effective service. Simply fill out the form provided and we will be happy to contact the student regarding their career-related item. Referral Form Here

    Collaborating with Career Services
    We are happy to present to your class on careers related to a field of study or on topics that include building an effective resume, interviewing essentials, using social media for networking, and negotiating salary offers. To schedule your classroom presentation, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 931-372-3232.

    Helping Students Find a Major
    As you know, it is not uncommon for students to speak with you about changing their major. Career Services recommends that students seeking such a change verify their decision by taking the Sigi3 career assessment. A trained career counselor will be happy to meet with the student after they complete the assessment. Visit our Finding a Major page here.


    Classroom Resources

    Meet the Staff

    Our primary focus is connecting students to employers by offering web resume referral, job posting resources, on-campus interviews, and the cooperative education program. By using any or all of these resources, you will meet the best and brightest students in the state of Tennessee!

    This office is located in the Roaden University Center in Room 328 on the TTU campus in Cookeville, Tennessee. You can email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Use our Interactive Campus Map for driving directions to our office and information on campus parking for career fairs and special events.

    Mailing address:
    Tennessee Technological University
    Career Services
    PO Box 5021
    Cookeville, TN 38505

    Physical address:
    Tennessee Technological University
    Career Services
    Roaden University Center Room 328
    1000 N. Dixie Avenue
    Cookeville, TN 38505

     

     

    To contact us individually, please use the following address and/or phone number.

    Staff

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    Lynn Haley, Interim Director
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    (931) 372-3163
    Roaden University Center (RUC) 328

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    Donald Foster, Associate Director
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    (931) 372-3296
    Roaden University Center (RUC) 328

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    Ashley Walls, Administrative Associate 3
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    (931) 372-6153
    Roaden University Center (RUC) 328

     

     

     

    Career Ambassadors

    2013 Career Ambassadors

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    Career Ambassadors are undergraduate students from all majors who are dedicated to promoting the office of Career Services to undergraduate students. The services offered by Career Ambassadors include: Resume Reviews, Career Coaching / Advisement, and Mock Interviews.

    Scheduling an Appointment: Please fill out this form and list the reason(s) for your appointment as well as when you're available to meet. We look forward to seeing you!

     

     

    Career Services Peer Mentors

    Our Peer Mentors are here to assist students, alumni, and employers to fully utilize the services of our office. As valued and knowledgeable staff members, they can answer questions regarding job resources, events/workshops, all questions regarding our Experience system and much more!

    2014 Career Services Peer Mentors

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    Megan Clark
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    Jordan Davis
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    Kristen Delozier
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    Christiana Cotter
    Elementary Education
    David Williams
    Electrical Engineering
     

    Career Services Media Intern

    The Media Intern here at Career Services helps manage anything regarding technology here in our office. The intern maintains the Career Services webpage and makes sure that it is kept up to date with current information for Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Employers.

    2014 Media Intern

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    Adam Foutch
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