Career Services

Nossi Career Services provides comprehensive assistance for students, graduates and area employers. Our mission is to provide professional development, ongoing career advising beyond high school and college graduation, connect students and graduates with employers in the thriving creative and technology industries.

Career Services to Get You Working

Nossi’s Career Services department enhances student and graduate opportunities by providing resources connecting them with industry professionals they want to become. Get one-on-one advising for:

  • Resume, cover letter, portfolio assistance
  • Mock interviews and other interview preparation
  • Networking
  • Job search strategies and employer research
  • Social media training
  • Competitive, timely job-market research
  • Professional etiquette

Current students, let Nossi help you build and strengthen your talents. We’re committed to helping you achieve your goals, from application submission to alumni status. Take advantage of these resources as a student:

  • Help with “survival jobs” that work around your class schedule
  • Guidance from adjunct instructors who are creative professionals.
  • Internship Placement
  • Connect with Nossi All Access to develop leadership experiences, create real-world projects and join student groups to meet new people.

Nossi’s graduates, continue your professional development by connecting with Career Services and become a part of the Nossi Alumni Network.


Employers looking to fill a creative or tech job can connect with Nossi Career Services to find the exact talent you are seeking:

  • Post a job or internship
  • Search graduate and student resumes
  • Give back to the future creative community by becoming a mock interviewer
  • Volunteer as a guest speaker in class
  • Schedule career fairs and group interviews for your job opportunities
  • Plan a visit to campus

Nashville: The ‘IT’ city for creative and tech professionals

Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll be ready to join Nashville’s booming job sectors.

In 2016, we helped place an average of 84% of graduates in their field of study. Plus, there’s never been a better time to enter the workforce. Forbes has labeled Nashville the #1 Metro area in 2017 for creating the most high wage jobs, tagging the fields of advertising and technology!

Also, a Recent study shows Nashville “has emerged as a global arts powerhouse” and “is consistently among the top four arts and culture markets in the United States,” citing figures of the arts and culture industry generating $429.3 million in annual economic activity and supporting 14,277 full-time jobs.

Barry Howard

Barry Howard, Director of Career Services

Barry has an extensive background in career counseling, adult education, human resources and higher education. He served as a Career Counselor, Human Resource Business Partner and as an Adjunct Professor.

Barry has a genuine passion for helping students find suitable employment. Originally from Clarksville, Tenn., Barry has lived in Knoxville, Boston, Atlanta and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Barry holds a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Tennessee, studied graduate Sociology at Northeastern University while pursuing his career as a professional drummer. He earned a Master of Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University. Barry is certified as a Professional in Human Resources and as a Global Career Development Facilitator.

When he is not working, Barry enjoys traveling, playing drums, and spending time with his wife, Lori, and their two yorkie-poos, Toto and Lilly.