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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TROY Service Centers meet 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.
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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.
Networking refers to a give and take process of connecting with people and building lasting relationships. It’s about meeting new people, sharing information, and learning about potential opportunities and various career fields.
Understand that networking is really just a process of meeting people and having conversations. It's not a sales call and it's not a job interview.
Be directive, but not forceful. Since you are typically the one who generated this interaction, you need to be ready to help steer the conversation. Have some questions in mind beforehand – about the person's career path, about their organization, about advice they may have for you, and so forth. Let the dialog flow from there.
Be appreciative. You should always respect the time and efforts of the people you interact with. That means be brief if you call without scheduling a meeting, be on time if you do have a scheduled meeting and be attentive at all times.
Follow up. You should always send a follow-up after meeting someone, and this can be in the form of an email, a mailed letter or even a connection requests on LinkedIn. If the meeting was in a formal setting, the follow up should have the tone of a "thank you" letter.
Maintain the relationship. The follow up doesn't stop with an email or LinkedIn connection. Look for opportunities to reconnect on an occasional-but-ongoing basis in the months and years that follow.
Career Fairs are an ideal way to connect with multiple employers all at once and are effective in lining up a job before you graduate. All TROY students are encouraged to attend career fairs once a semester. Contact your campus career office for dates and locations. Attending employers can be viewed within Handshake for the Troy Campus.
Connecting with TROY alumni can be one of the best approaches to networking. Members of the Trojan family have a lot of loyalty to Troy University and are often happy to help students with networking and informational interviewing.
A few options for connecting with TROY alumni include joining alumni groups on social medial outlets such as LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as taking part in the alumni ProNet option on Handshake. Connect with alumni willing to serve as mentors by choosing the “Networking” tab in Handshake.
The use of social media in career-related activities has increased dramatically in recent years. These relatively-new outlets can benefit you in several areas, including keeping you informed of trends and news, serving as a place to source jobs and internships, and allowing you to expand your network. There is a wide array of social media sites that you can utilize, and the popularity of each will ebb and flow as technology and trends dictate.
LinkedIn – This professional networking site provides you the opportunity to establish a professional online identity, participate in conversations on relevant topics, and make connections with professionals in your industry or career path. Key tip: To get the most out of LinkedIn seek out and participate in “LinkedIn groups” of interest.
Twitter – This social media tool can also be a great way for you to interact with people of similar professional interests from across the globe. Additionally, companies are increasingly using Twitter to promote jobs and internships.Key tip: Use “hashtag” searches (e.g. #jobs or #internships and) “follow” companies of interest to find opportunities.
Facebook – This social networking site likely needs no introduction or instruction on usage. But, be sure that your activities on Facebook won’t give prospective employers “red flags” about you as a candidate. Check your photos, videos and comments for professionalism.Key tip: Utilize Facebook’s privacy settings to disallow public viewing of tagged photos, wall posts and other aspects of your profile (or make your profile entirely unsearchable).