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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 PATH OF STUDY (major).  TAKE TIME TO RESEARCH YOUR CHOSEN AREA OF STUDY AND COMPARE IT TO CERTAIN SKILLS, ABILITIES, OR INTERESTS. 

INTERNET RESOURCE (www.onetcenter.org) 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE ON A LIMITED, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, BASIS:  MBTI, STRONG’S INTEREST INVENTORY, & STRENGTHS QUEST 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 

IN EARLY FALL APPLY FOR A HIGH LEVEL INTERNSHIP OR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM 

RESEARCH GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES 

REVIEW FELLOWSHIP/ASSISTANTSHIPS AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES.

 

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

BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS AND FELLOWSHIP GRANTS.  ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1.  PREPARE A RESUME OR CURRICULUM VITAE. 

TAKE GRADUATE SCHOOL EXAMS (MCAT, GRE, LSAT, ETC…) BY OCTOBER, IF POSSIBLE.

 

SPRING OF SENIOR YEAR

ATTEND CAREER FAIRS AND NETWORKING EVENTS / TAKE BUSINESS CARDS 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.