Career Center

Career Action Plan

Freshman Checklist

Assess your skills, interests and values, then identify majors that complement your profile.

checkbox  Share your checklist with your academic advisor.

checkbox  Meet with your first year advisor several times during the year.

checkbox  Begin self-assessment; consider your interests, values, skills and motivation.

checkbox  Formulate a skills development plan.

checkbox  Start to explore careers; acquaint yourself with materials in the Career Center’s resource library.

checkbox  Identify possible majors that relate to your interests and abilities; discuss them with a career counselor.

checkbox  Learn about Towson University's colleges and majors, explore the major requirements and gain information about related related careers.

checkbox  Complete the Open Majors module for TU students who are undecided about their major. TU has developed an online module using the CAST educational tool. Follow the instructions to “Create a Free Account” the first time you log in to CAST.

checkbox Explore networking and student involvement activities.

checkbox  Complete your profile on Hire@TU, the Career Center's free, online job and internship database that offers recruiting services for students.

checkbox  Identify and participate in campus and community activities that enhance your skills and complement your values.

checkbox  Plan early for part-time and summer jobs, job shadowing, internships or volunteer opportunities that could provide exposure to work settings and job functions related to your career interests.

Print the Freshman Checklist (PDF).


The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459


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