Participating Firms Registration + Information

We will host our annual Career Day in the UT Student Union on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 9 AM – 3 PM, and we invite firms to meet some of the country’s best and brightest students. All architecture, interior architecture/design, landscape architecture, graphic design and allied industry firms are invited to attend.

 

What is Career Day?

An annual event, Career Day is a day-long opportunity for firms from across the country to connect with students from the College of Architecture and Design, who are seeking employment after graduation, looking for internships or simply looking for insights from professionals. About 200 students participate each year.

 

Where is Career Day held?

In 2022, Career Day will be held in the UT Student Union’s Pilot Company Ballroom (if you joined us in February 2020, same spot!)

 

What types of packages are available and what is included in the price?

We will be offering the following packages:

STANDARD TABLE // $350:  This package includes an 8′ conference table with 2 chairs in the Career Day space. There will be clusters of high-top tables and stools scattered throughout the ballroom which may be used on a first-come-first-served basis for interview purposes. Also included is wifi access, coffee/light fare throughout the day and lunch for representatives. This price will increase to $400 after January 17, 2022.

PREMIUM TABLE // $450:  This package includes an 8′ conference table with 2 chairs in the Career Day space as well as an adjacent, dedicated high-top table and two stools for interviews. Also included is wifi access, coffee/light fare throughout the day and lunch for representatives. Not every Premium table location is close to an electrical outlet, so make sure to choose “Access to power” in the additional items section. This price will increase to $500 after January 17, 2022.

ULTIMATE TABLE // $550:  This package includes a generously-sized area along the window wall. Only 4 spots available. Includes an 8′ conference table with 2 chairs as well as an adjacent, dedicated high-top table and two stools for interviews. Also included is wifi access, coffee/light fare throughout the day and lunch for representatives. All Ultimate spots can get access to power. This price will increase to $600 after January 17, 2022.

All profits from Career Day go to the College of Architecture and Design, its students and student organizations.

How do I register for Career Day?

Register for Career Day   Please note that the University uses Handshake, a university student-employer recruiting platform. If you joined us in the past, please log in with the email address that was associated with your profile.  The system will prompt you to verify the account and update your personal and employer profiles. If you are new this year, after clicking on the registration link, set up a brief employer profile before proceeding to the event form. You can find our event under the “FAIRS” menu item on the left and select University of Tennessee, Knoxville as your university of choice.  After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail.  Please scroll down for more tips on registering.

 

We aren’t hiring right now. Should we participate?

Career Day is not just for hiring firms and students seeking employment. Career Day gives all of our students a chance to talk with professionals, get advice about their future and learn more about the profession. Even if you aren’t hiring, you will meet some of the best design students and lay groundwork for your firm’s future.

 

Will I see student work/resumes in advance?

Yes.  Resumes and portfolios will be made available to registered forms approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Notes about Registering

  • Returning Users: Enter the username (full email address) you used for previous events to register.  Handshake will prompt you to verify your account and set up a new password.
  • First-time users and those who have forgotten their password: Look for options to set up account and/or reset password.
  • Existing profiles are tied to the contact person who was listed in previous Career Days.  You will need to link your personal profile to your company.  You will be prompted to search for your company name.  New registrants – please complete an employer account profile.
  • On the gray menu to the left, click on the “Fairs” link, and on the following screen, search for fairs at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Click on “2021 University of Tennessee College of Architecture + Design Career Day”
  • Please make sure to indicate your logistical preferences for setting up, electrical access needs, whether you will attend the Thursday reception as well as any dietary restrictions.  These items can be found immediately following the selection of a Standard or Premium table package.
  • If you are having difficulty with any of the above, please contact Mary Mahoney in UT’s Center for Career Development at 865-974-7791 / mmahoney@utk.edu