Career Center ready to help TU’s newest alumni join workforce

By Kyle Hobstetter on May 18, 2022

New graduates will still have access to the Career Center, its programs and events

Student at the Career Fair
Each term, Towson University holds a career fair at SECU Arena, bringing hundreds of employers to campus. Along with students, recent TU alumni are allowed to attend the fairs, as well as other events, for free. (Alex Wright / Towson University) 

This May, Towson University will welcome 3,350 new members to its alumni community.

With many of these students ready to join the workforce, the Towson University Career Center is ready to help them move forward.

“Graduating can feel exciting and overwhelming at the same time,” says Sara Harrison, the Career Center’s health and wellness career coach. “It’s okay to be unsure of next steps and don’t be afraid to ask for help. The Career Center is here to support you throughout your college career and beyond.”

As TU’s next alumni take their first post-academic steps, they will have access to the following resources to advance their careers and reach their goals.

Career Center Resources

Handshake

TU alumni have unlimited access to the Career Center’s job database, Handshake, which features a list of full- and part-time opportunities as well as internships. Handshake also allows alumni to post their resumes online for potential employers to view.

Job fairs and events 

Recent alumni (up to two years post-graduation) have free admission to the Career Center’s annual spring and fall job & internship fairs. They will also have access to information sessions and networking events hosted on campus. Learn more about these events by signing into Handshake.

Career assessments 

Assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CliftonStrengths and the Strong Interest Inventory are available with a one-hour interpretation for recent alumni (up to two years post-graduation)

Career coaching

Recent alumni (up to two years post-graduation) may take advantage of Express Hours or meet with a career coach for up to three, in-person career counseling or coaching appointments.

Connections to community resources 

The Career Center can connect you with career and job search resources in the community.

Career skill development

Alumni will have online access to sample resumes and cover letters, salary negotiation strategies, interviewing skills practice through the Big Interview program among other career skill development programs.

Tiger Mentor Network 

The Tiger Mentor Network connects students and recent alumni with older TU alumni who can offer relevant career advice and opportunities to network.

Relationships with mentors can be as simple as asking a quick question over email, talking on the phone or meeting virtually/in-person for an informational interview. Students and recent alumni may even develop a longer-term, more formal mentor connection.

Leaving already prepared

But many of TU's newest alumni are already prepared to enter the workforce.

Each year, the Career Center surveys the graduating undergraduate class to assess post-graduation status regarding employment and continuing education.

The following information was based on a first-destination outcome survey given to the Class of 2021.

First-Destination Outcomes

Undergraduate Class of 2021


Employment Status

 

64%

Working

25%

Continuing Education

9%

Seeking

2%

Not Seeking


89%

found positive outcomes
(secured a job or enrolled in continuing education / graduate school)

82%

of students self-reported an experiential learning opportunity

Average full-time salary:

$52,412

87%

of working graduates are employed in Maryland

2%

employed in D.C. / Northern Virginia metro area


Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Enterprise
  • GBMC
  • Harford County Public Schools
  • Howard County Public Schools
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • LifeBridge Health
  • M&T Bank
  • Maxim Healthcare Group
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  • MedStar Health
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New Day USA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • RSM
  • Sheppard Pratt
  • Starbucks
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Target
  • Tech USA
  • TEKsystems
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Top Graduate Schools

  • Bowie State University
  • Clemson University
  • Drexel University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Liberty University
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Morgan State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevenson University
  • Temple University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Towson University
  • UMBC
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • University of North Carolina

More information

Help the Career Center learn more about how they can help future graduates by taking the 2022 graduating student survey.

And stay in touch with the Career Center: Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.