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Career Development

UT Knoxville Human Resources is committed to supporting staff in their career development, recognizing our careers are an important part of our identities. Recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s best places to work, we believe a strong career development program for staff can contribute to staff engagement, fulfillment, and productivity.

Career Development Coaching supports staff in designing careers of meaning and purpose. You will meet with your life design certified coach in individual sessions where you can speak freely and you will be treated with respect. Your coach will not share what you discussed without your permission. Your coach has no input or influence in hiring decisions at the university. You’ll work with your coach to:

  • envision possibilities together, exploring principles of life design to determine how you can learn and grow within your current role at the university;
  • identify opportunities at UT that will support your professional development and advancement; and
  • connect you with your network here, assist you in creating resumes and cover letters targeted for specific UT opportunities, and demonstrate how to articulate your strengths in the interview process

Ready to get started? You can schedule coaching appointments in the following areas through our Bookings page:

We’re eager to engage staff and value collaboration with departments to design career development programming for your team. Complete this form to request a session for your department and if you experience any challenge using Bookings, please email