Graduate Placement Services
Placement Office personnel assist students, recent graduates and alumni of Career Programs in their job search to help them obtain career positions. Regularly updated job postings are available for all students at all site locations. Placement and Cooperative Education files are maintained and made available to employers in the community.
The Placement Office provides the following services:
- Contacts with representatives of business and industry
- Resume writing assistance
- Interviewing skills assistance, including mock interviews
- Copies of student placement files sent to companies
- Career fairs
- Information about potential employers
- Posting of full- and part-time jobs at all Pellissippi State sites
Placement Office registration. Career Programs majors must register with the Placement Office when submitting an Intent to Graduate form. No later than one semester before graduation, students should complete a placement file containing a personal data record, a resume and instructor and/or employer evaluations. When a student accepts employment, whether secured through the Placement Office or through other means, he or she should submit to the Placement Office the name, address, and telephone number of the company; job title; reporting date; and supervisor. State and federal education regulations require these statistics on graduates. In addition, this information is used by Pellissippi State to aid in curriculum development and completing state reports. Reporting salary information is optional but helps the office maintain accurate statistics.
Interview policy. Students or graduates are expected to attend all scheduled interviews. Students or graduates who are more than 15 minutes late or who miss a scheduled interview appointment must meet with the director of Placement before placement credentials will resume being sent to employers.