Vital Student Resources

Being a full-time college student is already hard enough; we’re here to make life easier.

The Tartan staff has discovered in their research among students, and in their personal lives, that there is a lot that students are not aware of that is available to them.  In order to help Radford students get the information they need, The Tartan has gathered only the best resources for students. This page is designed to fill in those missing gaps in your college career, which will also be updated constantly. If you feel that we are missing something, let us know here.

Table of Contents:

  1. Radford University Salaries Database
  2. The Tool Kit
  3. Academic
  4. Future & Career

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Radford University Salaries Database


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On’s website they state, “The Richmond Times-Dispatch obtained state employees’ names, job titles and salaries using the state’s Freedom of Information statute. As required by law, the state provided compensation information for more than 105,000 employees. The FOI request for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2016, and ended June 30, 2017, is part of The Times-Dispatch’s ongoing effort to report to you findings about government spending and the use of taxpayer money. The newspaper used the data to create this searchable database. State officials say the information represents a snapshot of compensation as of April 1, 2017. The Times-Dispatch removed those reported as less than $10,000 a year before calculating the median salary of $50,082. The names of employees who fall below that median are not included in the online database.”

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The Tool Kit:

+ Adobe Creative Cloud

Login to most Radford owned Mac’s or PCs and you will have free access to every Adobe app without paying upwards of $624 or more a year for membership.

+ Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

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“All enrolled RU students are eligible,” says on Radford’s website. “Once you are no longer enrolled, your subscription to use the Office products will end.


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+ Majors and Minors

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A full list of all current Majors and Minors at Radford University.

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Future & Career:


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What is it: FOCUS 2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. Your Access Code is highlanders when creating a new account.

+ Handshake

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Think LinkedIn or any other job search application but tailored to Radford University Students. Also, you can Schedule an appointment with your Career Coach for a number of topics from making a resume to the Interview Process, and even how to dress. It is also good to note that these services are still available to you even after you graduate from Radford.

+ Radford’s 2018-19 Career Guide

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This PDF guide created by The Center for Career and Talent Development is made to be a “cheat sheet” for students preparing for any job in the future.

+ Career Closet

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“The Career Closet offers FREE Professional attire for students,” said on Radford website. “If you are in need of professional attire, stop by Russell Hall 331. The Career Closet is open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. No Appointment Necessary.”

+ Candid Career

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