Professional U

This program is designed to grow students’ professional skills by covering all areas of professional growth including:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume and Vitae Design
  • Networking Skills
  • Interview Techniques
  • Professional Image
  • Successful Career Event Participation

Benefits of Participation

  • Develops professional skills
  • Helps a student to become more employable
  • Contributes to a student’s resume
  • Qualifies for Think Achieve points

Program Requirements

  • Complete basic pre-test to gauge confidence level in professional skills prior to participating in Professional U
  • Schedule and attend appointment for resume review
  • Submit resume before and after review
  • Schedule and attend appointment for mock interview
  • Submit evaluation of interview skills before and after mock interview session
  • Attend two Professional Success Series functions
    • Pre-Career Day sessions such as employer panels
    • Employer Information Sessions/Tables
    • Career Center workshops
  • Submit evaluation of knowledge level of topic/employer before and after Professional Success Series functions
  • Attend Fall and/or Spring Career Day for all majors
  • Submit information sheet examining ten Career Day employers due at Career Day check-in
  • Send three thank-you emails to employers after Career Day (cc Career Center)
  • Complete basic post-test to gauge confidence level in professional skills after completing Professional U

Students must document utilization of these programs and services with the Career Center in order to receive a Professional U Certificate.

Professional U is for all current UTC students

  •  Freshmen through Graduate students have the ability to participate in Professional U.
  • While it is possible to accomplish all tasks within one Fall or Spring semester, there is no set timeline to complete the Professional U program.
  • Students may complete portions of the program over the course of multiple semesters, but will only receive a Professional U certificate when all program requirements are met.

For Participation Instructions:

  • Call (423) 425-4184
  • Visit UC Room 315.

Are U Ready?  They Are.

Who are "They?"

  • Potential employers
  • Classmates with developed professional skills
  • Competing students from other schools
  • Experienced workforce professionals


***Professional U was adapted with permission from the program at the University of Michigan – Dearborn.***