We are always looking to expand our offerings and develop more key programs for students as they progress through their years at Trinity. On top of the many events and information sessions going on throughout the year, the following are recurring programs we offer for the different stages of your career development. Participation in these events will help you stay on track with your individual career plan and assist you in building a network of people to guide you to success.
For more information, or to register for any of these events, log in to Trinity Recruiting and click on the Calendar tab at the top of the home screen.
Exploring Your Options
This one-day workshop is designed specifically for first-year students and introduces them to the career development process. Occurring in February, this workshop is meant to be an interactive and fun way to identify your interests, abilities, skills and values and discover how these qualities connect to potential majors and/or careers. You will be encouraged to think outside the box and be creative when considering career options that best fit you. When this workshop is over, you will have the tools to make important decisions about your career path and what to do next.
Bantam Sophomore Success Program
Sophomore year is a critical time for students to think about where they want to go in their post-Trinity years and to plan for that future. During an intensive two-and-a-half-day on-campus workshop, you will gain skills and strategies to develop your academic and career interests and identify opportunities that will help you reach your goals. The program is offered twice a year, the Wednesday through Friday before fall and spring term classes begin. You will develop a polished résumé, participate in a workshop to help “build your brand,” learn about the art of networking, and have the opportunity to meet with accomplished Trinity alumni. Trinity alumni are big supporters of and participants in Bantam Sophomore Success, lending their time and expertise to talk about their own career paths and to help students understand how to become better prepared and more competitive for the workforce. You will also learn the importance of academic planning, internship experience, and community involvement.
Life After College
So you landed the job (or are about to), now what? It is not
enough to just finish your academic responsibilities and graduate. This series
of programs starting in February helps graduating seniors know what to expect,
and what to understand, before their first day on the job. Sessions range in
topics from "The First 90 Days on the Job" to understanding benefits
and the jargon that comes along with them to learning how to communicate
effectively with various people to creating a budget for your life. By the end
of this series seniors will have all the tools they need to be successful after
Held four times during the academic year, twice in each semester, this two-hour interactive program is designed specially, but not exclusively, for junior and senior college women. The workshop teaches you how to determine what employers are paying for the job you want when you graduate and how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth doing that job. Typically, workshops include forty or fewer participants so that every student has a chance to ask questions and make comments. Participants get nuts-and-bolts real-world information. You learn about salary resources you can use and, at the end of the session, you get an opportunity to apply what you learn in a highly engaging role-playing exercise.
Bantam Boot Camp
Let the Career Development advisers get you trained and ready to be in
peak condition for your search. Whether you are a junior looking for internships or a senior looking for
full-time jobs, this interactive series will be your basic training. Learn how
to slim down your resume to the essentials, build muscle in your cover letters
to tell your story and finish the marathon with top interviewing skills and
techniques. This three day series happens twice a year, once in September/October and once in January/February and typically during common hour on consecutive Thursdays.
Regional Recruiting Consortia for Students
Trinity belongs to two consortia that bring together candidates from top liberal arts colleges and employers representing private, public, and nonprofit institutions. These range from law firms and financial and consulting companies to the New England Center for Children, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Peace Corps, among others. Trinity is a member of the New York Recruiting Consortium (NYRC) and the Liberal Arts Recruiting Consortium (LARC) in Boston—premiere programs for linking top students with potential employers. Trinity seniors are invited to participate in these off-campus recruiting events throughout the year. Each of these events allows you to apply for positions with multiple employers and then interview with them all in one location. Career Development staff members will help you throughout the application and preparation processes and support you on-site throughout the interview process.
- Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection - Boston: annual event in early November. Information sessions are held in late September. The Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC) is a combination Career Fair and Interview Day. Students from Bates College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Holy Cross, Mount Holyoke, Smith College, Trinity College, and Union College are invited to participate in the Interview Program. In addition to these institutions, Clark University, Providence College, Salve Regina and Stonehill students are invited to attend the Career Fair. The Interview Program is open only to seniors; however, all students as well as alumni are invited to attend the Job Fair.
- New York Recruiting Consortium - New York City: annual event in mid January. Information sessions are held in November. Seniors from Cornell University, Connecticut College, Trinity College, Tufts University, and Union College are invited to participate. Past participating employers include Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Bloomberg, and many others.