Career Exploration

For access to any of these free resources, log in to your Trinity eRecruiting account. If you have trouble logging in, contact careers@trincoll.edu or 860-297-2080.

One way to begin thinking about your post-graduate options is to use various assessments. Many different types of assessments can help you look at your passions and your personality in new ways. These assessments enable you to envision new patterns and connections between all of your interests. In addition, an assessment can help you determine the types of experiences to engage in and skills you should seek to build from internships, summer jobs, graduate school, or a full-time job.

We offer two tools for assessment and exploration:

Do What You Are produces a detailed summary of your personality type. The results will help you increase self-awareness, boost your effectiveness, and help you make more informed decisions about your future. Understanding your personality is the first step in discovering a career that will make you happy and fulfilled.

FOCUS 2 guides you through a reliable career and education decision-making model to help you choose your major and make informed decisions about your career. Customized with Trinity’s majors, your assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs offered at Trinity.

Our career advisers are available to assist you with analyzing the results of all assessments to develop an academic and career plan for your time at Trinity.

Once you understand the many aspects that make up who you are, you can begin to research different industries that might be a good match for your preferences. The following are other online resources to utilize for this next step.

Going Global provides career and employment information for both US-based and foreign opportunities, with over 600,000 internship and job listings within the US and around the world.  Over 30 country-specific and 40 city-specific career guides help you learn about an array of domestic and international opportunities.

Spotlight on Careers was created by career development professionals from over 30 selective liberal arts colleges in the Liberal Arts Career Network. On this site you can explore a range of careers that often appeal to liberal arts students. Within each career category you will find an overview of job titles and trends, advice from alumni who have chosen that career, and links to more specific resources to help you begin your internship, job, or graduate school search. You will also learn how your liberal arts degree will prepare you to enter one of these careers