Center for Career Development


The Center for Career Development takes pride in working with faculty to provide current and effective resources. The Center for Career Development is the only campus office designated to work directly with employers to help students obtain career opportunities.



Handshake is Tennessee Tech's part-time, co-op, internship, fellowship and full-time job gateway for all majors.

  • 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies recruit on Handshake.
  • Current students automatically have an account and can log in here.
    Username: the first part of the student's email address (omit
    Password: the student's Tennessee Tech email password

Students use Handshake to search and apply for career opportunities with over 3,000 employers, sign up for on-campus interviews, view workshops and events, and schedule appointments with Center for Career Development staff.

Faculty Services

Don't Cancel that Class Program ›

If you have to cancel a class please consider allowing our team members to fill in for you and discuss a relevant career related topic. Career development can fill in and provide workshops on resume writing, interview skills, job search strategies, salary negotiation, the importance of gaining related work experience, the cooperative education program and many others. We prefer 48 hours in advance. You can call us at 971-372-6153 or email us at

Employer as Speakers ›

Please let us know if you have a speaking opportunity for an employer. Career Development is continuously asked about opportunities for employers to address topics from specific content areas to more generalized topics such as first year success on the job.

TypeFocus Assignments ›

Career Development can also work with you on a class project such as your students taking the TypeFocus Personality and Interest Inventory. The cost is free to students and our professionals can come in and do a class/group interpretation.

Co-op Specific Presentations ›

Our Assistant Director and Coordinator of Cooperative Education can give tailor made presentations to your class concerning the importance of gaining experience outside of the classroom. Highly suggested for sophomore/junior level Engineering courses.

Professional Development 

Incorporate the Career Readiness Application into your curriculum to help students gain skills in: career management, oral/written communication, teamwork/collaboration, critical thinking/problem solving, leadership and professionalism/work ethic. Encourage your students to attend the five annual career fairs. Each fair is open to students from all majors, Tennessee Tech alumni, and faculty.

The Center for Career Development assists students with resume and cover letter review, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and more.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. It provides undergraduate and graduate participants with:

    • Paid work experience in their chosen field.
    • Realistic evaluation of career choices.
    • Increased motivation and conceptual understanding in the classroom.


InterviewStream provides an option to create practice interview assignments for your students. This web-based program helps students develop their interview skills and confidence in a low-pressure environment. With an internet connection, webcam and laptop, tablet or smartphone, your students will be able to record an interview for your review and/or complete a self-assessment. Watch the brief Professor Role Walkthrough video for details.


CareerSpots delivers concise, compelling career readiness videos to help students learn and develop the competencies and job search skills needed to achieve career success as they transition to life after college. Quick Tips from the videos and transcripts are great classroom handouts.

Major/Career Exploration

» TypeFocus
A career development program that will assess a student's personality, interests and values to help them choose satisfying careers that match their strengths.

» Majors and Concentrations
Links majors to associated occupations and provides information on educational requirements, projected job growth, work environment and median salaries.

Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) guide provides you with a set of ethical guidelines for assisting your students with the job-search process in a way that ensures:

NACE Salary Calculator ›

What are today's average salaries? Use the NACE Salary Calculator. Click on Job Seekers. Search by degree, major, and geographical location to obtain Salary Data Results.

For more info, please contact the Center for Career Development.



GoinGlobal is a resource for international and domestic students seeking career opportunities abroad, providing:

  • H1B employer directory
  • Employment trends in major industries
  • Work permit regulations
  • Salary ranges and cost of living data
  • Professional and social networking groups
  • Resume/CV writing guidelines
  • Interviewing and cultural advice



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