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Professional Photo Booth

A professional headshot is a must for your LinkedIn and Handshake profile, but you can also use a polished photo for websites, portfolios, conference presentations, and more! Be sure to get your professional headshot-even Smokey has one!

Suggested Attire

You’ll want to wear business professional or business casual dress, at least on the top half, for your photo. Consider the purpose of your photo and the type of job or internship you’re most likely to seek. Here are some helpful tips as you plan your outfit:

  • Solid colors and darker neutral shades look best
  • Avoid wearing distracting patterns; If wearing a patterned shirt or tie, pair with a solid jacket or sweater
  • Accessorize thoughtfully; try not to draw attention away from face
  • Consider the type of dress required for the industry you’re most likely to work in

Check out our Professional Clothing website for more information. If you need attire, you can visit Smokey’s Closet for free professional dress.

How to Access the Photo Booth

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration’s photo booth is free and simple to use! The Photo Booth is open to students, faculty, and staff year-round. Check-in at the front desk during our office hours (Monday-Friday 8:00pm-5:00pm) to have a staff member or Peer Career Advisor assist you with using the Photo Booth. You’ll probably spend less than 15 minutes from start to finish.

Everyone is required to have a Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration representative with you to utilize the Photo Booth.

Group, Organization, and Course Requests

If you teach an academic class, lead a student organization, or head a campus group that would like to schedule a date and time for all your students/members to utilize the photo booth, you can reserve a date using our Request Form. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the preferred date. A staff member will follow up with you to confirm your scheduled time and provide further logistical information.

Appropriate Use

The UTK photo booth is provided to students and other users for the purpose of professional headshots. Photos must not contain inappropriate gestures, props or nudity. The CCDAE has administrative access to all photos and may periodically review them to ensure proper content. Inappropriate use may result in referral to Student Conduct & Community Standards.


Access for all users is important to us. If you need an accommodation with the booth, we are happy to help. Please make arrangements by calling 865-974-5435.