The Center for Impact Careers

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Impact Career Programs

The center sponsors a wide range of events, including speakers, workshops, professional development programs, career/graduate school fairs and visits to area organizations providing sustainable initiatives. Each semester events are determined based upon requests from employers/organizations, students, and faculty/staff who are interested in co-planning/hosting a program. If interested in partnering to coordinate an impact program, please contact Shawna Hembree at impactcareers@utk.edu or 865-975-5435. View all upcoming events in the Careers Services Calendar.

Social Impact and Environmental Sustainability Fair – Volunteer, Internship, Service Corps, and Career Opportunities

October 9th, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00pm
Carolyn P. Brown University Center

Career Service’s Center for Impact Careers and the Center for Leadership and Service hosts the annual Impact Fair. This is a chance for students of all years, disciplines and interests to engage with nonprofits, government agencies, for-profits (with a mission) and UT campus organizations to discuss volunteer, intern, service corps, membership and job opportunities. Past events have hosted approximately 70 organizations with diverse missions including, environmental conservation, youth outreach, community and international development, social ventures and enterprises, civic engagement, education, clean energy, and healthcare to name a few. Students interested in attending the event and organizations interested in hosting a booth at the fair can learn more and register online here.

The Idealist Grad Fair

October 23rd, 2013
5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Georgia State University, Student Center, State Ballroom 44 Courtland Street, 1st Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
Hosted by: Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

At the fair, you can:

  • Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more.
  • Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities. Learn more about the 75 participating schools.

Learn about the fair and UT students’ options for attending this event here.

Speakers, Panels, and Networking Nights

Impact career professionals discuss their organization, role, and career path in an individual talk or panel discussion while providing career advice and answering student questions. Presentations may also include information on opportunities for internships, volunteer service, or employment. Each event concludes with light refreshments and an opportunity for networking.

Programs vary each semester depending on requests for partnerships and can touch on a wide range of areas:

  • Corporate Impact Careers
  • Environmental Sustainability Careers
  • Clean Energy and Technology Careers
  • Nonprofit Management and Community Development Careers
  • Social Entrepreneurship Careers
  • Civic Engagement and Public Policy Careers
  • International Development Careers
  • Teaching Off the Beaten Path—Education Careers
  • Don’t Delay the Real World—Impact It! Service Corps and Fellowships Panel
  • Health Education and Policy Careers

If interested in partnering to coordinate an impact program, please contact Shawna Hembree at impactcareers@utk.edu or 865-975-5435.

Red, White, & Blue Careers Workshops

This series of workshops addresses career strategies and internship opportunities in federal, state, and local government. In addition to providing general information, workshops cover such opportunities as the UT Congressional Internship Program and Presidential Management Fellowship. Workshops are sometimes offered on special topics (for example, intelligence careers or careers in international affairs) in conjunction with impact career speakers and panels.

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