One of the most significant decisions you will make in your life is your career. At UT Martin, it starts with deciding on a major and exploring career-related goals. If you are not sure what path to follow, personal career assistance is available to you.

Career Planning and Development provides you with the knowledge and resources you need to make an informed decision when choosing a career. Information is available on the following topics for currently enrolled students and alumni: internships, job search, interview preparation, resume and cover letter writing, and on-campus interviews with employers.

Katie Mantooth

Assistant Director: 731.881.3716 |

Katie, a native of Arkansas, graduated from Queens University of Charlotte (NC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication with a minor in art and the University of South Carolina with a Master of Education in Student Personnel Services with a concentration in counseling. She has over 20 years of experience in career services that includes career counseling/coaching, internship and student employment program management, and career fair and social media/marketing coordination. Outside work, Katie enjoys church choir, running, cooking and spending time with her husband, Dr. Jamie Mantooth, and their three children. She is an advocate for the local schools and community, serving on both the Charger Foundation board and Martin Beautiful committee.

Demetrius Robinson

Director: 731.881.3579 |

About me: Education: A.A., Richard J. Daley Community College, B.A., Governor State University; Business Administration - Human Resources | M.A, Lewis University, Organizational Leadership – Training and Development

Fun Fact/Hobby: I love to exercise (running) and listening to music (dance). I believe Health is Wealth -taking care of yourself is the key (Physical and Mental)

Advice for Students/Quote: “Live the Life you Love and Love the Life you Live” make sure you’re on the right path to be successful (Check out CPAD) because Time is Money and Money is Time.

Melanie Young

Career Counselor: 731.881.3714 |

A proud Pacer/Skyhawk, Melanie is a three-time graduate of UTM. She holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (2019) and a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Educational Psychology (1987). An experienced career counselor and adjunct instructor, her passion is to guide students toward their professional paths and to help them develop professional narratives to effectively market themselves. She challenges them to self-reflect and push the boundaries to grow and become ambassadors of the excellent educational preparation they receive at UTM. In her free time, she enjoys genealogy research and is in the process of becoming a certified Tennessee Naturalist.