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Reopening your business? Survey employees to prepare for success.

More than a year after the pandemic shuttered most organizations, forcing people into a period of extended work from home and others into unemployment, all Marylanders 16 and older are eligible for vaccination. With more Marylanders getting vaccinated, more organizations are reopening their offices and recalling employees. However, according to a recent survey, 66 percent of employees said they were worried about returning to the workplace. How do your employees feel?

Now's the time to survey your employees to gain valuable data to better support employees during this period of immense uncertainty. LEARN MORE



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Job gains. Unemployment rate steady.

In April 2021, Maryland gained 3,800 Total Nonfarm jobs. Despite this increase, Maryland’s unemployment rate stayed at 6.2 percent for the third straight month. READ ANALYSIS

In this month's video, RESI of TU highlights slower than expected job growth and how vaccinations and a cash lottery may help residents return to the workplace. PLAY VIDEO

RESI in the news

TU partnering to make Baltimore nation's first equitech city

Upsurge Baltimore

When UpSurge Baltimore and TU discussed working together, that dedication to inclusion, equity and entrepreneurship made the decision a no-brainer. TU’s StarTUp Accelerator’s first cohort included four of six minority owned ventures. The second cohort includes six of nine minority owned, three of which are started by women.


While the summer often means sun and sand for some. For others it's the perfect opportunity to work on their education and resume for fall hiring season. Beginning next week, we'll be offering significant discounts on some our online certification prep courses. Stay tuned for details.

A focus on HR certifications

The ongoing pandemic is bringing drastic changes to HR departments. Professor Nhung Hendy, who teaches our Professional in Human Resources Course and provides support for our Online Professional in Human Resources Course, shares tips to prepare for post pandemic HR jobs. LEARN MORE

Register for either course by May 28 and receive a significant tuition discount.

Professional in Human Resources Course

June 19–August 21

Advance your HR career and Stand out from other applicants with a PHR®, SPHR®, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP certification in this live online course.


PHR student success story

"I searched for PHR courses in Maryland and there were not many offered. Towson University has a great reputation and after reading the course description, I felt it was right for me."


Upcoming workshops

Join us and our partners at the TU Career Center for these upcoming professional development opportunities.

  • Job Search Workshop: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 9–10 a.m.
    Discover resources and strategies for finding part-time and/or full-time employment related to specific disciplines. RSVP FOR SESSION
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, noon–1 p.m.
    Join us to understand different types of interviews, interview preparation strategies, and a review of commonly asked questions and advice for answering them. RSVP FOR SESSION

Providing leadership development opportunities for the public good

The Dr. Nancy Grasmick Leadership Institute will provide individuals and organizations with comprehensive leadership development opportunities and solutions.

Engaging Our Communities

The Black Butterfly and community engagement

We can take lessons from Dr. Lawrence Brown’s book "The Black Butterfly" and utilize them as a toolkit for community engagement in Baltimore and beyond.


BCPS Cybersecurity Symposium aided by TU Cisco Networking Academy

150 Baltimore County Public Schools students participated in the Cybersecurity Symposium, where they studied the Ryuk ransomware attack that recently shut down schools.


Partner highlight: iMentor Baltimore

An emerging partnership between iMentor and TU's Center for STEM Excellence would include summer programming, equipment loans, and initiatives on IT/cybersecurity.


TU Center for GIS Supporting Redevelopment of Environmental Public Health Tracker

The Towson University Center for GIS is collaborating with the MD Department of Health to redevelop the Environmental Public Health Tracking portal.


Collaborative pop-up at Maryland Art Place features faculty, student work

The exhibition includes work by 24 artists, including three TU MFA students and 10 TU faculty members. Additional student work is being showcased in a virtual exhibition.


The Big Event makes a big return

Hundreds of students provided in-person and virtual help on TU’s largest day of community service through a serve-where-you-are model due to the ongoing pandemic.



zoom into summer

Beginning in July, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host another Zoom into Summer online lecture series. Join Osher Wednesday mornings for engaging presentations on diverse topics. Stay tuned for complete details. In the meantime, take some time to view recent lectures.


Last week, Towson University celebrated more than 9,150 graduates through ten commencement ceremonies over five days. For many graduates of the classes of 2020 and 2021 it was a long-awaited celebration, more than a year in the making.

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