Student at Spring Career Day


UCS Events

University Career Services offers a number of career events every semester.
Use the buttons below to learn about upcoming career events.

Career Fairs & Events


JCPenney Suit Up Event

 

Tips for a Successful Career Event Experience

Have your resume written, proofed, and printed

A resume should not be thrown together the night before the career fair. This one-page document is a snapshot of your education, experience, and accomplishments. It’s crucial that you work to make your resume professional. University Career Services offers resume review services via e-mail (career@utc.edu), by appointment (call 423-425-4184), or through drop-off (University Center 315).

Be well-groomed and have an outfit ready

We recommend Business professional attire (conservative) at this event. The goal is to draw attention to your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Don’t distract by appearing unprepared.

Researching the companies that will be at the fair

Know who they are and what they so you will stand out among other attendees. Reading up on some company news and happenings will go a long way.

Rehearse your elevator pitch

Practice saying your pitch out loud several times to memorize it and feel confident when saying it to recruiters.

Hints for a strong elevator pitch

Keep it short – 45 seconds with great eye contact, a smile, and enthusiasm.

Solve a problem –  Example: “I am studying marketing because I love to engage others in a story. I am competitive and love to work on complicated problems, and your account management position represents a great blend of the two.”

Read your audience – If someone finds a topic in your pitch to be engaging, it’s ok to talk about that topic a while longer.  If you need to create a better connection, don’t be afraid to find a new topic to discuss.

Make it personal – Share a related story, connect on a commonality and convey your enthusiasm.