The Placement Office at Pellissippi State assists in preparing students for their job search. Student services include opportunities for career-related work experience, career fairs, job placement assistance, career and employment counseling, resume writing and interviewing assistance.
Registering with the Placement Office is essential to receiving maximum assistance in finding employment. Graduate and cooperative education job placement assistance are not automatic services. Each student in a two-year technical associate degree program is required to register with the Placement Office when completing the Intent to Graduate Process through myPellissippi.
Each resume is unique to the individual. Education, work experience and community service varies greatly from one individual to another. The Placement Office will help design the best resume to represent you.
Interviewing Techniques/Mock Interviews
The Placement Office offers interviewing advice and ideas. In addition, mock interviews are offered to interested two-year technical associate degree students and graduates.
Articles from Job Choices magazines, a set of resources designed for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, are available for you. Articles include: "Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker", "The Networking Challenge", "Making Career Fairs Work for You", "The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters", "Write the Right Resume for the Job You're Seeking" and "Secrets to Interview Success".
When a student has earned 15 credit hours in their major he/she may apply for the cooperative education program. These hours must be in the major field of study. For example, an Engineering Technology major would need 15 Engineering hours. English, History, etc. do not apply toward the 15 hours. Once the student has the required 15 hours he/she may fill out the co-op paperwork and have their resume submitted to employers looking for part time employees in their field of study. When the student begins the co-op position, cooperative education hours will be earned and applied to the transcript.
The cooperative education process gives the student experience in their field of study and experience for their resume when they begin a job search upon graduation.
A variety of services related to student and graduate employment are provided by Pellissippi State. Workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and job search strategies are offered free to our students and alumni. The Placement Office also compiles and maintains student credential files to send to prospective employers. Students who take the initiative to fill out and submit their credentials before graduation have an advantage when employers request files for potential candidates.