Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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Global Campus meets the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
We care about your career success. If you are an international student searching for job opportunities outside of your home country, you’ll need more than a solid GPA—learn to adapt to your new culture and adopt a new search strategy. For success in the United States, you’ll need to demonstrate a variety of strengths to help you stand out from your peers:
Many American employers may be reluctant to hire non-U.S. citizens so strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills are essential to overcoming this obstacle. Insufficient oral or written English language proficiency may jeopardize your job prospects. Also a lack of understanding cultural norms can undercut your attempt to attain a job in the U.S. To improve and perfect your communication skills, step out of your comfort zone and practice your language skills at every opportunity — get involved in activities or volunteer in the community.
After exploring your career options, identify your desired career path and plan ahead for success. Attend career events and employer on-campus recruiting events. Troy University’s International Programs can provide you with the basic understanding of work authorization guidelines on campus as well as off-campus internships, OPT and CPT.
MyVisaJobs is a free resource with information on work authorization (such as H-1B and student visas) and provides databases for finding companies that have requested H-1B visas each year. www.myvisajobs.com
Before you begin your job search in the U.S., reflect on your employable skills and realize many U.S. employers value both job-specific and other “soft” skills that may have been developed from other jobs or experiences. Think about your unique experiences such as academic, employment, volunteering, leadership, athletics, etc. and ready yourself with examples of how you have developed, applied or demonstrated those skills. Don’t broach the topic of your international student status as a negative, instead frame cultural and language qualities into your resume and the conversations you have with recruiters in a positive way. After doing this evaluation, target companies that are willing to sponsor your visa and can use your unique skill set.
Approximately 75% of job opportunities are found by networking. The purpose of networking is to build meaning relationships with people in careers, industries and organizations that interest you. This will provide you with a variety of information which will be useful to learn about professional opportunities. The best way to begin building these relationships in the U.S. is through professional and social. Opportunities. Don’t shy away from introducing yourself to leaders and other professionals within a company you’re interested in. Online resources such as Linked In and Trojan LINK are great ways to network as well.
Try not to limit yourself strictly to the U.S. and make professional relationships with businesses in your home country and other countries worldwide in order to keep your options open.
Stop by the Office of Career Services and speak with a career counselor who can discuss your professional goals and help you with your job search.