Students and recent alumni packed the Tennessee and Chattanooga rooms of the University Center for UTC Career Day.

“The event gives students a chance to network and find out what job opportunities are available to their majors. Sometimes that networking leads to a job a few months down the road,” said Jean Dake, director of the UTC Placement and Student Employment Center.

Exhibitors representing 73 businesses attended the job fair, which Dake said was impressive considering the current economic climate. Company representatives shared information about the availability of full or part time work and the qualifications needed for application. Students also sought internship opportunities.

Britney Hale, a senior marketing major, said she has not chosen a career path yet. “I just wanted to look around, the job market is not good but it’s not bad, it depends where you’re looking and if you can relocate,” Hale said.

Hale has dabbled in retail marketing and said she would consider it as a career if she could work at the corporate level.

For Brandon Spears, a junior business major, UTC Career Day gave him a chance to get expert advice on his career goals.

“I’m still deciding whether or not I want to switch from entrepreneurship to finance,” he said.

Chemistry student Tiffany Campbell said she knows that she wants a career in forensics.

“I really want to work for the government, so I’m trying to find out what qualifications I would need and how to go about it.  I’m also thinking about graduate school,” said Campbell.

For more job information from employers who attended the fair, visit the UTC Placement and Student Employment page:

http://www.utc.edu/Administration/PlacementAndStudentEmployment/CareerDaysEmployerList.php

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