Networking

Networking is the process of connecting with people who work in certain fields, hold particular jobs or attend schools in which you might be interested.  It allows you the opportunity to gather information, establish contacts and referrals, and acquire “inside” knowledge about a specific career, job type or graduate program. Networking is NOT asking someone outright for a job or internship – instead, it allows you the chance to become more focused in your career plan and understand the best way to enter that field.  Networking can be done via phone, email or letter; however, the most effective way to network is generally in-person.
 
For more information on the do's and don'ts of networking and sample questions to ask when building relationships with various people, check out our Networking Guide.
 

Connecting with Alumni

Trinity alumni play a key role in developing and delivering the programs that help you prepare for success. They serve as mentors, review résumés, conduct practice interviews, and share experiences—both good and bad—in their respective fields.

MyTrinNET is one vehicle to help you find alumni and connect with them. It is important to remember that MyTrinNET is not a job-placement or job-leads service. Alumni/ae are not expected to provide you with referrals to job openings; rather, it is a resource for networking. Click on the logo below to access the database.

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an online professional networking site with more than 90 million members. We encourage all students to have an account and join the Trinity College Career Development Center's networking group. Like MyTrinNET, LinkedIn allows students to search for alumni and connect with them for networking purposes. To get started on your profile, use this guide, How to Build a Great Student LinkedIn Profile, from LinkedIn professionals and ensure that your profile stands out among the rest.