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Career Services at Troy University

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Preparing Tomorrow's Professionals

Our office prepares the leaders of tomorrow by providing progressive and timely career services of the highest quality to current and former students. Career Services assists students with choosing their major, exploring career interests, gaining work experience, finding internship opportunities, and providing guidance in their professional job search. Career resources are available to all TROY students, whether on campus, online or a hybrid of both. Please see "Contact Us" to connect with your designated TROY Career office.

Career Outcomes for TROY Graduates

First Destination Class of 2021-2022:

3,487
Total Graduates

$45,000
Average Salary Range

68%
68% who responded are employed, attending grad school, or military

Of the 68% who responded that are employed, attending grad school or in the military by college:

  • College of Business — 75% / 750 graduates
  • College of Education — 70% / 763 graduates
  • College of Arts & Sciences — 70% / 1002 graduates
  • College of Health & Human Services — 65% / 712 graduates
  • College of Communication & Fine Arts — 58% / 260 graduates

Students who are continuing their education:

15%
Doctoral

64%
Master's

21%
Other

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Co-Op Employers

  • Mercedes - Benz
  • Honda
  • ADTRAN
  • SSAB Americas

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Sudeep Neupane.
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“I am very grateful for the help offered by Career Services. I had underestimated the services provided by them and I really hope that all students at Troy University seek their assistance. I'll definitely be using them more in the future. I am thankful for the improvements to my resume and recommend this service to everyone. Career Services is a great team!”

Sudeep Neupane  |  Computer Science/Statistics; Senior
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“The internship I did through Troy University helped me prepare for a full time position before I even received my degree. It gave me all of the skills and experience necessary to prove I could do the job.”

Kearstin Foshee  |  Bachelor's in Marketing '21

Career Services, Internships, and Job Search Tools

Troy University students have access to valuable career resources to aid them in selecting their major, launching their internship and job search and developing their professional skills to be successful in their future careers.

Self-assessment is the first step in the career planning process. TROY Career Services offers current students several online tools to help identify their interests, skills, personality, and values and strives to match them with the student's educational and career goals. The results of these assessments aid career staff in discussing students' potential majors and jobs.

Major Exploration Fairs are held once a year and students are encouraged to meet faculty from every TROY major and minor and discuss with them careers related to their program.

Proper presentation of initial documents used to apply for jobs is vital in making a good first impression with employers. TROY Career Services guides students in developing an effective resume, CV, cover letter, and portfolio. Our career services team also provides professional resume feedback.

Our career services team offers face-to-face mock interview sessions as well as online video mock interviews. Students can access Big Interview online where career staff can review and provide feedback on recorded interview sessions.

Students are given guidance on wearing professional attire to interviews and provided with opportunities to visit the Career Closet for gently used, free professional clothing items.

Career staff members are available to discuss best practices in effective job searching. Students have access to job postings and internships across the U.S. and abroad through an in-house career management system, Handshake. Students are invited to multiple career fairs each semester ranging from the All Majors Fair both in the Spring and Fall to department-specific fairs such as Education-Teach Fair, Technology Fair, Business Fair, Student-Athlete Networking Mixer, Health Fair, and more!
For an in-depth study of values, interests, personality and skills and how those relate to specific careers, career classes are offered across a variety of platforms catering to all TROY students.

Download our PDF guide for Troy Trojans for information on finding a career path, making a good first impression and matching a major selection with the right career. #TroyTrojansGetHired

Career Guide PDF link.

Career readiness is an essential part of the mission at Troy University where we strive to assist our students in the “discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success.” Experiential learning is an effective way to set them on the path to career satisfaction and life-long success.

Internships are important experiential learning opportunities where students can experience the workforce while evaluating their personal fit with their chosen career field. Troy University provides the opportunity for students to earn academic credit (upon approval by their advisor) through internship and practicum classes in the majority of all majors and programs.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers estimates that students with paid internship experience are 20% more likely to receive a job offer upon graduation compared to their counterparts without the same experience. Beyond that incentive, students who participate in internships are more likely to develop greater levels of soft skills crucial to the workplace such as teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving, among others.

If you are interested in learning more about internships within your specific college or designated degree, let Career Services connect you to the right person.


 

 

TROY Career Coach: Choosing a Major. Finding a Career.

Prospective students can use Career Coach to explore careers that are associated with Troy University majors and programs. Get started by taking the assessment and viewing the majors and programs that match your strengths and career interests. You will also be able to compare different career options and gain insight into salaries, required education, and employment trends. Click the picture above to create an account and get started.

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Current students: use your Trojan Pass credentials to log into the Career Services' internal site to see how we can serve you today!

Help for Employers and Alumni

Students of Troy University meet with potential employers at a career fair.

Employers: Find the Perfect Hire

Employers are an essential connection for students at Troy University in their career journey. Begin recruiting our outstanding students and graduates for your company by joining our Handshake employer network below. The many services offered include: top talent referrals, social media and email campaigns to promote jobs and internships, career fairs and networking mixers, on campus interviewing, and more.

Career staff are available at multiple TROY locations.

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Alumni: Land Your Dream Job or Employee

Welcome alumni! You are a valued graduate and we invite you to return to your alma mater and recruit employees for your places of work. Please consider using Handshake, our job search resource for our students, to post your available jobs and internships. Contact us for further opportunities such as on campus recruiting events.

We also extend our services to alumni who are searching for a job. Handshake is available for all Troy alumni to research job opportunities. Contact your campus career center to have your resume reviewed, practice interviewing, and find out about location-specific events.

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Handshake

Handshake 

Handshake is TROY's career management system and job posting network. Employers may create a free account to post jobs and internships for all TROY students to view and apply. Students on all TROY campuses and online have a Handshake account to which they can upload their resume for employers to view. Employers may also schedule on-campus interviews with students by requesting a day and time through Handshake.

Alumni may access Handshake by creating a new account, which will be reviewed and approved by Career Services staff.

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Employer Recruitment Policies

A red pantsuit is on display outside of TROY’s Career Closet.

Career Closet Grand Opening, Troy Campus

Career Closets located on the Troy and Montgomery campuses outfit students with professional donated attire.

Launch your career by creating your profile on Handshake. This tool is for students and alumni to search for jobs and internships at troy.joinhandshake.com.

Handshake Job Search Software

All TROY students and alumni can access Handshake for current job and internship postings. Employers are encouraged to set up an account in Handshake to start networking with TROY students.

Students at the Major Exploration Fair talk to teachers about career paths based on their major or minor.

Major and career exploration

Current students, primarily lowerclassmen, are invited to attend the Major Exploration Fair where faculty from all majors and minors are present to explain potential career paths if that major is chosen. Career Counseling sessions are also available on an individual level. 

   

Students and professors at the Dothan Campus career center.

Career fair on the Dothan campus

How Internships Create Career Readiness

A student talks to employers about internship opportunities at a TROY career fair.

Career readiness is one of the central missions at Troy University — preparing students with the foundational and transferable skills they need to enter the job market successfully and develop life-long career satisfaction. Experiential learning through college internships is an effective way for students to acquire skills and choose a career path they enjoy, excel at, and succeed in.

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