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The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration is here to provide assistance to students, alumni, and employers with their job search, career, and hiring needs.

Handshake connects UT students to professional opportunities including part-time jobs, internships, and full-time positions. It’s easy to navigate with personalized feeds and custom recommendations based on major and career interests.

Handshake is free for students and alumni and offers access to more than 500,000 employers. More than 800 colleges and universities use Handshake, so you can connect with a wide national network of employers.

Create a profile to make appointments with career coaches and to search for career-related panels, workshops, job fairs, and other recruiting events. Visit the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration, call 865-974-5435, or email for help.

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration and Handshake serve as referral sources for jobs and other opportunities and generally cannot make specific recommendations regarding off-campus employers. The center makes no guarantees about the positions listed by the office. The center is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any others aspects of off-campus employment. While we expect employers to adhere to ethical standards, we are not able to research the integrity of each organization or individual that lists a job with us. Students and alumni are urged to ask good questions and use common sense when applying for any job or internships, particularly with respect to employment in a private home or other opportunities not affiliated with an established public or private sector organization. We encourage you to research prospective employers using resources made available by the center, as well as other tools, such as the internet. For additional information, please review the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration’s Fraudulent and Scam Job Postings Guide.

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration provides opportunities for University of Tennessee students and alumni to develop job-search skills and provides resources to help identify potential employment. The center does not guarantee job placement for students nor for alumni.

Please contact the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration with questions or concerns, if you believe any employer listing jobs or internships on Handshake has misrepresented opportunities or has otherwise engaged in unethical conduct concerning recruitment or employment practices.

See Handshake’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.