Center for Career Development

For Faculty

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 at
    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.

Professional Development

  • Incorporate the Career Readiness Certification 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, 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.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? - links majors to associated occupations and provides information on educational requirements, projected job growth, work environment and median salaries.


Resource for international and domestic students seeking career opportunities abroad

  • 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

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:

  • Lawfulness
  • Confidentiality

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 at 931-372-3232