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ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING ORIENTATION. The Career Center at Towson University 7800 York Road, Suite 206 410-704-2233 http://www.towson.edu/careercenter. Purpose. Welcome to the On-Campus Recruiting Orientation

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The Career Center

at Towson University

7800 York Road, Suite 206



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  • Welcome to the On-Campus Recruiting Orientation

  • This orientation will provide you with the necessary skills to successfully participate in the on-campus recruitment program whether you are seeking a job or an internship

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Make the Commitment

  • Review and sign the On-Campus Recruiting Agreement (Note: An agreement form must be filed at The Career Center in order to participate in on-campus recruiting)

  • Fax (410-704-3459), mail or hand deliver the agreement to:

    Cary Smedley

    Employer Relations Coordinator

    The Career Center at Towson University

    7800 York Road, Suite 206

    Towson, MD 21252

  • (Click here to obtain agreement form)

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Take the First Step – Create a Hire@TU Account

  • Login to www.towson.edu/careercenter

  • Select “Students and Alumni click here” under Hire@TU

  • If you already have an account, login. (Forgot your username and password? – Call us at 410-704-2233 for assistance).

  • If you are new to Hire@TU, click“Click here to Register” and follow the instructions

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Activate your Hire@TU Account

  • Complete your Profile including personal data, academics and future plans.

  • Upload your resume. You may also add a cover letter and related documents.

  • To allow employers to review your resume: In your profile select “Yes” to “Allow Employers to View Resume and Profile and/or publish your resume in the Resume Book”

  • Note: You must complete your Profile before you upload your resume and/or search for job and internship opportunities.

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The On-Campus Recruiting Season Begins

  • Fall Semester: October through November.

  • Spring Semester: March through April.

  • Be sure to login to Hire@TU or The Career Center website for a list of employers participating in OCR.

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Begin Your Search

  • Click on “Schedules.”

  • Select “Qualified Schedules” to view jobs.

  • Select “Future Schedules” and click Search to see a list of all positions and companies participating this semester.

  • Click on the Schedule ID# to view and apply for positions.

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Continue the Search

  • Review the job description and requirements.

  • Click “Request Interview” to apply and send your resume.

  • Application deadline is one week prior to interview date – make sure you apply on time.

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Interview Selection Process

  • Employers “pre-select” students to interview. You must be accepted before you can sign up for an interview slot.

  • You will be notified of your application status through Hire@TU account following the application deadline date.

    Click “My Account,” click,“My Activity,” then click “Schedules.”

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Application Status – Accepted, Denied, Undecided…

  • If you are accepted, signup for an interview slot—go to My Account, click on My Activity and click on the Schedules tab.

  • Under Pre-selection Activity, click the job title, then click on the Sign-up button and follow the instructions.

  • Sign up as soon as possible to ensure you get the slot you want.

  • If your application is denied, you did not meet the requirements posted in the job description.

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The Interview Process – Prepare Yourself

  • You should have your resume reviewed before you apply for a full-time job or internship position.

  • You should participate in a mock interview session at The Career Center prior to your interview.

  • Call 410-704-2233 to make an appointment.

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Interview Strategies

  • Do your research For example: Visit the company’s Web site to learn as much as you can about the organization before the interview

  • Review the job description and be able to articulate your knowledge of the company and how your qualifications match the job

  • Always bring a list of questions to ask.

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Dress for Success

  • Dress for the interview:

  • For men: suit, tie, no visible body piercing, minimal cologne, polished dress shoes.

  • For women: pant or skirt suit, moderate make-up, minimal perfume and jewelry, no visible body piercing, closed-toe pumps.

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Interview Day

  • Interviews are held at The Career Center 7800 York Road, Suite 206.

  • Arrive early (at least 15 minutes).

  • Make sure you allow time for traffic, parking and the unexpected.

  • Bring copies of resume, transcripts, references and portfolio (if applicable).

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What if You Are Unable to Make an Appointment?

  • Call The Career Center at 410-704-2233 two days in advance if you need to cancel your interview.

  • In case of an emergency, call the interview, if possible.

  • Call Cary Smedley at 410-704-2233 for follow-up instructions.

  • NOTE: Applicants who do not attend a scheduled interview without proper notice will be removed from the Hire@TU program.

  • In case of inclement weather – Call TU’s main number at 410-704-2000 or visit the website at http://www.towson.edu for information.

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Thank You

  • Thank you for taking the time to learn about the on-campus recruiting and the interview process.

  • Please visit The Career Center or call us at 410-704-2233 if you have questions.

  • We wish you much success in achieving your career goals.