Since Caitlin Cordial’s first day at Towson University she has undergone a transformation —from unmotivated to dedicated, aimless to enthusiastic about her future.
What helped the Baltimore County native flip the switch?
“Once you choose to seek and utilize the resources available at Towson University,” says Cordial, “you’ll find that this school has so many amazing opportunities.”
For the psychology major, that meant traveling to Central America with Students Helping Honduras, debating theories at Philosophy Forum meetings, and getting career advice through the Psychology Club.
Maybe most importantly, though, it meant connecting with faculty outside of class.
Once Cordial became more active on campus, she says, “I started to be more confident asking my professors questions after class and engaging with my education in a way I never had.”
That’s when a world of academic opportunities, such as working in a campus research lab, and holding positions as tutor, proctor, study group leader and teaching assistant, opened up. All of which have helped her get focused and prepared to pursue her career goals, which are now much more clearly defined.
“I have not met a professor inside or outside of the psychology department that I felt didn’t care about their job or didn’t care about students,” says the aspiring researcher, therapist and professor. “I have received so much support and helpful information — I don’t think I could have gotten that anywhere else.”
Just another of many reasons, says Cordial, she’s “so glad to be a Towson Tiger.”