Students are prepared for careers as accountants in public, non-profit, small business and corporate settings. Advance your career by utilizing the Career Advancement Strategy (CAS).
Career Advancement Strategy
We offer a wide range of services to help you achieve your professional goals. Our Career Advancement Strategy (CAS) is the methodology we've developed that takes you through the career planning and development process.
Your career success is largely dependent on having a thoughtful and comprehensive plan that will detail your career goals and guide you in achieving these goals. Seize the opportunity to take what you learned in the classroom and apply them to your current position while you grow your Graduate portfolio. During your time in the program, you will develop and re-vamp your CAS plan because it will change over time in response to changes in your personal objectives as well as changes in the marketplace. In doing this, it will help launch your Post-M.S. Career and keep it on track for today’s competitive global marketplace.
The CAS is a methodology. You can begin at any point in the process depending on your career goals. Below are the four parts to the strategy.
Meet with a TU Career Consultant
Devise a Career Action Plan
The Graduate Portfolio
Develop a Network
1. Meet with a TU Career Consultant:
The career consultants at the Towson University Career Center are outstanding and experienced, meeting them is your first step toward developing a Career Advancement Strategy. Our career consultants understand the unique needs of working professionals looking to advance their careers. They can help you:
Clarify your strengths and determine/clarify your career direction
Assess skills, abilities, interests, and priorities
Develop a better resume, cover letter and interview skills
Locate career information
Learn job search techniques
Understand the ins and outs of developing and maintaining your professional network
Get connected to the University's Career Center. The first step is to visit their Web site.
Businesses create strategic plans to help them accomplish their goals. You should have your own plan that will help you stay on the path to career success. By developing a career plan, you can focus on what you want to do and how to get there. Graduate students can make an appointment with a Career Consultant to begin the career planning process.
Developing a network of powerful and positive relationships with other people is critical to career success and personal enrichment. Join a professional association or take advantage of our career programming initiatives.
Develop your network through various professional organizations committed to the advancement of the financial management and accounting professions. These organizations provide places to network and grow within your profession. They also offer various ways to continue your education within the industry and offer opportunities to stay abreast of trends in the field.