In 2009, the Office of Alumni Affairs began a
new Tennessee tradition with the establishment of the Tennessee
Apprentice Program. The program is a job shadowing opportunity that
connects alumni with students who wish to learn more about a specific
career field. The Tennessee Apprentice Program enables students to
shadow alumni in Knoxville, in their hometowns, or in another city of
their choice during March and April.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO BE AN ALUMNI HOST FOR THE 2012 TAP PROGRAM
As an "alumni host" for the program, you will be
asked to allow a student to shadow you for one mutually agreed upon day
during March or April. Hosts are expected to give participating students
a taste of daily life in their respective field of interest.
Some of our previous hosts shared ideas regarding
the hosting experience with us, and we've collected them here for your review.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE 2012 TAP PROGRAM
The Tennessee Apprentice Program is for any UT Knoxville
undergraduate student who is interested in an opportunity to get an
inside view of a career field of interest.
The purpose of the program is to connect current
undergraduate students with Tennessee alumni for a one-day job shadowing
experience. An apprenticeship allows students to explore potential
future careers and connect with alumni who have been in your shoes and
want to help gude you in the right directions.
Students may find that a prospective field is just what
they had always hoped it would be—or they may find that a field of
interest is much different than expected. Interested students have
nothing to lose, and a lot to gain, by signing up for the program.
Don't forget to download and complete the TAP Student Reference Form (PDF)
“My visit was certainly
invaluable to my personal and professional development. I will certainly
take their advice to heart and will keep their suggestions in mind as I
move toward a full-time career. It was truly a pleasure to learn from
such a talented group of people. It was a great opportunity to network
with career professionals, discuss trends within the industry and spend
the day in a new city. I would definitely recommend the Tennessee
Apprentice Program to my friends.”
Please direct inquiries to:
Director of Alumni Programs
Tyson Alumni House
1609 Melrose Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3550