Career Center

Jumpstart your career search. Visit the Towson University Career Center.

It’s never too early for students to start thinking about the future. Our staff can help you identify your interests and find your passion. Take advantage of one-on-one career counseling, self-assessment tests and online resources to discover your career path. Then begin broadening your job-seeking skills. We are committed to your success and will help you master the art of the interview, create an impressive resume, and develop a professional image to give you the competitive edge.

We also work closely to build relationships with employers and help them connect to Towson’s 22,000-plus talented and motivated students. Let us open doors for you and provide opportunities for you to begin building your professional network with employers who regularly visit campus for networking and recruitment events.

**There are no in-person Express Hours for the remainder of spring semester; however, students can have their resume or cover letter reviewed online by emailing a Word document to . Students will receive a response within 5 business days.

STudent FAQs

Is the Career Center open?

In response to COVID-19, the Career Center is open with limited services. Many (if not all) staff members may be working remotely, however virtual appointments may be made via Handshake. Learn more at our Handshake Student FAQ page.

I have an assignment due; how do I get that reviewed by the Career Center?

Resume and Cover Letter  

  • You can have your resume and cover letter reviewed by submitting the documents in Word docs (.doc, .docx) to . Please note, it may take up to 5 business days for your documents to be reviewed.  

Interviews 

  • To complete mock interviews, you may make a virtual appointment via Handshake, or talk with your professor to see if you can substitute the in-person mock interview with one completed with Big Interview.  

All Other Appointment Types 

    • Appointment types are available virtually. You can make an appointment via HandshakeLearn more at our Handshake Student FAQ page. Please note, it may take 3 business days to be approved.  

Career Counseling  

    • We will still be accepting appointments. You can make an appointment via HandshakeLearn more at our Handshake Student FAQ page.
How do I get in contact with my Career Coach?

You can email your Career Coach directly if you have specific questions. Their contact information can be found on the Career Center Staff page.

Will there be any site visits or opportunities to connect with employers coming up?

There will be no site visits or employer tabling events until in-person instruction is permitted by the university.

What resources does the Career Center have that I can use on my own?

Visit the Career Center website. We have a host of online resources for your job and internship search.

I’m graduating and need to complete my internship, practicum, what do I do?

You should contact your faculty supervisor/internship coordinator to gain information on how to complete your requirements.

When will we be able to request a workshop?

Workshop requests will resume when in-person instruction is permitted by the university.

Faculty FAQs

Are there alternative assignments and learning opportunities for students taking internships?
I have a class assignment that includes my students coming to the Career Center for an appointment, what can I do?

Resume and Cover Letter 

  • Your students can have their resume and cover letter reviewed by submitting a Word document (.doc, .docx) to Please note, it may take up to 5 business days for their documents to be reviewed.

Interviews

  • To complete mock interviews, you may make a virtual appointment via Handshake (learn more about Handshake at our Faculty/Staff FAQ page) or you can substitute the in-person mock interview with one completed with Big Interview. 

All Other Appointment Types

    • Appointment types are available virtually and over the phone. Students can make an appointment via Handshake (learn more at our Handshake Student FAQ page). Please note, it may take 3 business days to be approved. 
I had a workshop scheduled, is that still happening?
  • Any workshop that was scheduled during the university-mandated distance learning timeframe has been canceled.
  • Please refer to the Career Center website for available resources.
When will I be able to request a workshop?
  • Workshop requests will resume when in-person instruction is permitted by the university. 
Additional questions?

Feel free to email your career coach, you can find their email on the Staff page.  
If you do not know your career coach, or do not have one, you can email Casey Miller at .

Employer FAQs

Towson University's response to COVID-19

Towson University is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As the situation continues to change, our top priority is the health and safety of our community. Learn more about Towson University's response to the coronavirus.

What events have been cancelled?

All TU Career Center events and gatherings scheduled through April 5 have been cancelled. This includes the Spring Mega Job & Internship Fair originally scheduled for March 27. Refunds for employers who had paid for the fair are in process.

How can I recruit TU students and alumni if I can’t do so on campus?

Employers can continue to post positions to Handshake, as employer requests and position postings will continue to be reviewed and approved during this time. Learn more about Handshake at our Handshake Employer FAQ page.

Employers can also participate in Virtual On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) by requesting interview schedules via Handshake for virtual interviews from March 30 through May 7.

Finally, we encourage employers to get creative and consider experimenting with a virtual event,  information session, hosting a virtual tour of your offices, or perhaps a panel session featuring alumni who work at your organization. We are happy to help you think things through; do not hesitate to contact us as . If you decide to try something, you can submit the event in Handshake for approval and once approved, you are off and running!

What about the TU students employed by my organization; can they continue to work/intern?

As of March 13, TU students are encouraged to continue their existing/planned work and internship arrangements, as long as the student is healthy and the employer site is deemed safe.

Please note that with the closure of the residence halls through this period of online instruction, students may no longer have a local presence; your understanding of these unique circumstances is appreciated.

Additionally, the development of remote work options for students is encouraged. Please be aware that this guidance may change as the situation evolves.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

You are encouraged to email the Career Center at . This email will be actively monitored and your message will be sorted and responded to in a timely manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this rapidly evolving situation.

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