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Career Advocate Program

Career development frequently takes place outside the walls of the career center as students engage with their faculty instructors, staff advisors, coaches, work supervisors, and other professionals they encounter. The Career Advocate Program is a three-hour interactive training designed to equip faculty and staff with tools and resources to have meaningful and effective career conversations with students.

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration facilitates several open, campus-wide trainings each year and is happy to plan a training for specific academic departments or units on campus as requested. General sessions are currently offered virtually on Zoom.

Register for the Next Career Advocate Training

RSVP to reserve your spot.

November 21st 1:00-4:00
December 12th 9:00-12:00
January 13 9:00-12:00
May 22 1:00-4:00

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As a result of attending the career advocates training, participants will:

  1. Develop a foundation for having critical career conversations with students
  2. Gain a basic knowledge of career development theory, career decision making, internship and job searching, and relevant resources/tools
  3. Understand how to make effective referrals to the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration
  4. Learn the professional and ethical guidelines outlined by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)

To find out more about the program or schedule a training for your faculty or staff, email Mary Beth Woodward at mbwoodward@utk.edu.