Since you’re considering a Chattanooga education, then you’ve got a dream too—a dream of a better future for yourself. And for a career that is rewarding both personally and financially.
At UTC, we go out of our way to prepare you for a promising future. Prominent employers from across the country recruit on campus throughout the school year, and they keep coming back to Chattanooga for one reason: UTC graduates have the skills companies need.
So whatever your dream—even if you want to win a Pulitzer Prize, star in an internationally broadcast television program, develop the world’s top-selling shampoo, or study the far reaches of the galaxy—it can come true with a degree from UTC. How can we make such claims? Because our alumni have already accomplished these feats and much, much more.
Students can take advantage of a variety of academic support services, including:
- The Writing Center is open to students with writing assignments in any class. Services include assistance with research, editing, idea development, punctuation, and organizing notes.
- The Office for Students with Disabilities provides equal access to students with diagnosed learning disabilities.
- The Counseling and Career Planning Center helps students with academic counseling, study skills, and time management.
- Student Support Services provides tutoring, writing services, and academic counseling to eligible students.
“We constantly hear from employers that our graduates are well-prepared,” says Jean Dake, director of Placement and Student Employment at UTC. “Some of the best employers seek us out. They call to make sure we invite them to our Career Days and that they have a full schedule because they really want our students.
Perhaps it’s the high level of professional training afforded by the numerous experiential learning opportunities and valuable career placement assistance that are a trademark of a Chattanooga education.
Certainly, UTC graduates gain valuable career placement assistance through our Placement Office—career assessment testing, employment counseling, job search seminars, resume development workshops, and numerous on-campus interviewing opportunities with top employers.
UTC graduates enjoy a high acceptance rate to graduate, medical, law, and other professional schools. You name the institution, and our alumni have probably studied there: Harvard, Yale, Emory, Princeton, Brown, Duke, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, among others.
And of course, you don’t have to leave Chattanooga to continue your education. The UTC Graduate School offers graduate degrees in accounting, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, English, music, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, and public administration. You can even take your career to the ultimate degree because UTC now offers doctoral degrees in physical therapy, computational engineering, and educational leadership.
When Proctor and Gamble—the king of soap companies—wanted to develop a new hair care product, they turned to Chattanooga alumna Diane Grob Schmidt to lead the team. The result was Pert Plus, the number one selling hair care product in the world.
“What a kick!,” says Schmidt. “You can’t beat it—working on a world-class technology that becomes a national and international success.” Schmidt is no stranger to success. Beginning with a first place showing in the Chattanooga Regional Science Fair, the scientist has accumulated a career’s worth of awards, patents, and publications.
As a college student, she managed an exhaustive schedule of scholastic achievement and student service—working as a reporter and editor on the student newspaper, editor of the yearbook, president of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, student government officer, and captain of the volleyball team while maintaining an academic scholarship as one of only two chemistry majors at the time.
“I had wonderful professors in my educational experience. Instead of filling students’ minds with accumulated knowledge of others, they challenged students to apply their studies and to find answers themselves." To find out more about what our alumni are involved in, visit the Alumni Affairs website.