Career Services


Career Services at the Life Directions Center, 3rd Floor, Baker Building. 865-471-3567

Welcome to Career Services! We are here to help you EXPLORE your options. Do you need help selecting a major or deciding in what direction you need to travel in order to obtain your dream job? We have a course (ID 201) specially designed for freshmen and sophomores who are trying to find their direction.


We also help students PREPARE for their calling by offering guidance with cover letter and resume writing. The Career and Personal Development class (ID 318) focuses on all aspects of making the transition from being a university student to being a professional.

The staff of the Life Directions Center is committed to working with you to help you SUCCEED in finding the next chapter in your life. As a Carson-Newman University graduate, you can always contact the LDC office to find support with any career questions you may have. Feel free to drop by the Life Directions Center (3rd floor, Baker) or give us a call at (865) 471-3567.



 Click below to check out our Career Services Guide, a resource handbook for students at all levels of career development.



FOCUS-2 Online Career Exploration and Planning Program 

Carson-Newman Career Services at the Life Directions Center welcomes you to FOCUS-2!
FOCUS-2, or FOCUS, is a self-paced, interactive, online career exploration and planning program for
current C-N students and C-N alumni. It offers multiple self-assessment and exploration tools which will be beneficial to your career decision-making process. If this is your first time using FOCUS-2, you will be asked to create a new account with a username and password. The initial access code is eagles. Please remember your username and password so you will be able to return to FOCUS.  However, if you forget, request on the log-in page for the information to be sent to you.

After completing FOCUS, we encourage you to contact Tammy Renalds at the Life Directions Center (3rd floor, Baker Building) and schedule an appointment to discuss your findings.  She will be happy to assist you with any further major or career exploration needs. You may reach her by phone at 865-471-3567 or e-mail at

 Click on the icon below to use FOCUS.



CareerShift--Job Search Management Resource

Looking for a way to manage your career search?  We have a program, CareerShift, that will help!  With CareerShift you can

  • Search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings 
  • Get up-to-date contact information, including e-mail address, for millions of companies
  • Access in-depth information about contacts and companies posting jobs
  • Record, save, and store your correspondence history records automatically
  • Create personal marketing campaigns, including unlimited resumes and cover letters easily, and save them to access, print or e-mail
  • Manage your confidential CareerShift account securely from any computer 24/7 to update and maintain your organized and recorded job search

Get started now by clicking on the link below!

***Current C-N Students must use their C-N e-mail address to establish an account.***

 Attention Alumni:

Please use the following instructions to access CareerShift and establish your account:

First, contact the Life Directions Center at 865-471-3567 to obtain the access code.

Go to

Click sign up. Fill out required information.

In the group name box: change carson-newman to the access code you received.

Select a security question and answer.

Answer the human verifier question. Check user agreement.

Click Next.

Answer required questions.

You will be brought to your CareerShift account.

Questions can be directed to or call toll free 888-232-0632.


Job Choices Digital Career Development Magazine

Click on the icon below to access this valuable online resource!


NEW-- Career LibGuide

A special webpage created by C-N's library staff of career development resources including test preparation, videos on resumes, cover letters, and interviews as well as prominently featured C-N resources such as Focus-2 and the new Career Services Guide.

Click here  to access.


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