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Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Metropolitan Studies

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Metropolitan Studies from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Urban and Regional Planners
Survey Researchers
Market Research Analysts
Social and Human Service Assistants
Social and Community Service Managers


Additional Resources - Careers in Metropolitan Studies

Vault Downloadable Guides

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Metropolitan Studies Department Internship Coordinator: Donn Worgs

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • What interests you most about metropolitan studies?
  • What are the biggest challenges facing urban cities?
  • Why is urban planning important to you?
  • What do you believe makes a happy and healthy community?
  • What do you think are two of the biggest issues facing the Baltimore community? How would you go about addressing them?
  • What are the most important attributes of a city planner?
  • How would you measure the success of community development?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

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
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu



Metropolitan Studies Program

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

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Related Resources: Metropolitan Studies Book Cover


Learn more about careers in metropolitan studies by visiting the career resource library.



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