Freshman Year

  • Check out the Academic Advising Guides.

  • Explore majors and careers at Career Services and on the website at:

  • Use “What Can I Do With This Major?” to learn about majors of interest.

  • Take the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your academic goals and a career counselor to discuss your career goals.

  • Participate in campus co-curricular activities.

  • Demonstrate excellent academic performance; make the best grades you can every semester.

  • Strengthen your written communication skills in English classes and writing labs.

  • Discover UT resources including the Student Success Center, Student Counseling Center, college advising centers, and tutorial services.
**Academic Plan Form can be found here


Sophomore Year

  • Talk to professionals in career fields you are considering. Use Career Services "Decision Making Strategies" for tips.

  • Get to know faculty in your major or a major you are considering; they can talk about career options and provide a letter of reference for jobs or graduate school.

  • Attend CASNR Career Fair.

  • With the help of you faculty advisor and Director of Career Services in CASNR, start identifying part-time and summer employment, volunteer work or internships in your areas of interest; attend the Summer Job and Internship Fair.

  • Develop a professional quality resume and register with Career Services (using E-Recruiting) for internship opportunities.

  • Plan for a study abroad experience!
**Academic Plan Form can be found here


Junior Year

  • Obtain work experience in your field through part-time employment, internship, practicum, field work, or volunteer experiences; clarify your career goals.

  • Choose electives to enhance your qualifications, especially your oral and written communication skills.

  • Seek leadership positions in co-curricular activities; join career- related student professional associations.

  • Begin to plan for job search or graduate school; set deadlines for required steps.

  • Update resume in Career Services database.

  • Attend CASNR Career Fair and other job fairs sponsored by Career Services.

  • Meet with a career counselor to discuss job search strategies.

 **Academic Plan Form can be found here


Senior Year


  • Register for on-campus interviewing and resume referral through Career Services.

  • Participate in CASNR Career Fair and Career Services job fairs.

  • Search E-recruiting and other relevant sites for job postings.

  • Attend Career Services workshops and conduct a videotaped practice interview.

  • Research companies or graduate schools of interest.

  • Meet required deadlines for graduate school or job search.

  • Conduct a thorough job search campaign in addition to on-campus interviews.


 **Academic Plan Form can be found here



Outline and model for this page was provided UTK Arts and Sciences Advising.