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Career Center Provides Opportunities

Career Center Provides Opportunities

By Khandi Wilson

Meter Staff Writer

The Career Center is a prime accessory that Tennessee State University offers to its students. It is a free full service center, located on the third floor of the student center, which provides students with opportunities to develop professionally and personally in their career goals.

The main reason students come to college is to prepare for transition into the real world. The career center is a place that can help with that transition. There are tons of opportunities for alumni and students to utilize, such as classroom presentations, professional development, professional interviews, as well as, career fairs that are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

Tina Reed, the director of the Career Center, believes that students need to be prepared for their careers.

She remarked that, “Whether your major is computer science, mass communications, or business, the center is able to help you, even if it is as small as a resume check.”

If there is not a current fair or internship supporting a student’s major, the center also helps students build their soft skills like problem solving, team building, and communication skills. These skills work across the board for all majors that help to make an environment work cohesively and effectively.

Freshmen are encouraged to stop by as well to check out future opportunities and to work on their skills

Reed encourages all students to visit the Career Center.

“I don’t say come once, come twice. I think you can get something out of it. We don’t guarantee that you will get a job or an internship, but I will like you to know nine times out of ten you will get some type of opportunity.”

A Senior Mass Communications student with a concentration in Marketing, Editor-in-Chief Shayla Simmons is a native Marylander. Self-identifies her editorial writing to be her strongsuit with topics ranging from politics to social issues to pop culture commentary.

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