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Career Services


The mission of the Tusculum College Office of Career Services is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required beyond the classroom to successfully transition from college to either graduate school or the world of work.

FOUR YEAR PLAN

FRESHMAN YEAR

CAREER ASSESSMENT WILL ASSIST IN DETERMINING A MAJOR.  TAKE TIME TO RESEARCH YOUR CHOSEN AREA OF STUDY AND COMPARE IT TO CERTAIN SKILLS, ABILITIES, OR INTERESTS. 

 COMPASS ONLINE CAREER ASSESSMENT IS AVAILABLE TO ALL TUSCULUM STUDENTS.  OTHER CAREER ASSESSMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED, BASIS:  MBTI, STRONG’S INTEREST INVENTORY, & STRENGTHSQUEST INSTRUMENTS.

SUMMER OF FRESHMAN YEAR

TAKE TIME TO INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY AS A VOLUNTEER.  VOLUNTEERING WILL PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND NETWORKING CONTACTS.

SOPHOMORE YEAR

NETWORK BY JOINING A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION RELATED TO STUDENT MAJOR

SUMMER OF SOPHOMORE YEAR

CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER OR PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNSHIP

JUNIOR YEAR

ATTEND CAREER FAIRS & NETWORKING EVENTS 

RESEARCH JOB OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO CHOSEN MAJOR

RESEARCH GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

APPLY FOR HIGH LEVEL INTERNSHIP OR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM BY AUGUST 1 (SUMMER INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER)

SPRING OF JUNIOR YEAR

REVIEW FELLOWSHIP/ASSISTANTSHIPS AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES. 

RESEARCH THE DEADLINES TO APPLY.

TAKE GRADUATE SCHOOL EXAMS (MCAT, GRE, LSAT, ETC…) BY EARLY SPRING.

BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS AND FELLOWSHIP GRANTS.  SOME GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DURING SPRING OF JUNIOR YEAR. 

PREPARE A RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE. 

SUMMER OF JUNIOR YEAR

COMPLETE A SUMMER INTERNSHIP or JOB SHADOWING EXPERIENCE

FIND A MENTOR / KNOW THE DIGNITY OF WORK / VISIT POTENTIAL GRADUATE SCHOOLS

SENIOR YEAR

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS AND FELLOWSHIP GRANTS BY DECEMBER 1ST.  SOME DEADLINES ARE SIX TO NINE MONTHS EARLIER.

PREPARE A RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE.  

SPRING OF SENIOR YEAR

ATTEND CAREER FAIRS AND NETWORKING EVENTS / TAKE BUSINESS CARDS AND RESUMES FOR EXCHANGE

 

REMEMBER THE OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES SEEKS TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED ASSISTANCE FOR EACH STUDENT.  HOWEVER, THESE SERVICES ARE VOLUNTARY AND MUST BE INITIATED BY THE STUDENT. 

ALUMNI ARE ALSO WELCOME TO REQUEST CAREER SERVICES.