We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find and access the information you need. So, we’ve listed everything we offer in this section. If you have any questions, please e-mail the office
or call 860-297-2080.
Exploratory Internship Contract .5 credits
Exploratory Internship Instructions
Guide to the Office of Career Services' Online Resources
- Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (self-assessment tool)—only available in hard copy at Office of Career Services
- Trinity Recruiting (ID jobs/internships): Trinity Recruiting is your online resource for full-time, internship and summer jobs. In addition to applying online to positions, all career-related events are listed in the Calendar section. Make sure you keep your profile up-to-date, including your cell phone number, and upload your resume to the system so the Career Services Office is able to send you information. Juniors and Seniors should also consider uploading resumes to the electronic resume books on Trinity Recruiting to expand exposure to employers.
- LACN Internship Database (ID jobs/internships): Trinity works in collaboration with 28 other select liberal arts colleges to identify internships for our students. All internships can be found in one database.
- Internships.com (ID jobs/internships): Internships.com is an online resource to identify internship opportunities throughout 7 geographic regions - Midwest, Middle Atlantic, New England, Rockies-Plains, Southeast, Southwest, and West. Search by career field or location for an extensive listing of available internships.
- Optimal Resume: Optimal Resume is a comprehensive, web-based application that will help you create a professional and well-organized resume. If this is your first time creating a resume, Optimal Resume will walk you through the process step-by-step – prompting you to enter the required information and providing helpful samples and suggestions on wording and format. If you have an existing resume, you don't have to redo it - simply cut and paste the content into Optimal Resume. Once you have perfected the content of your resume, this program will provide you with a myriad of format options ranging from pre-styled choices to custom designs.
- Optimal Letter: Using this web-based tool, students are guided through the process of letter- writing: from how to write a compelling cover letter to how to write a professional withdrawal letter. This program will walk you through the letter-writing process step-by-step, providing you with both instruction and examples.
- Optimal Interview: Students are able to practice interviewing skills with real-to-life, multi-media interview scenarios that were developed by seasoned employment professionals. This online tool will help you to prepare for even the toughest of interviews.
- Optimal Skills Assessment: Optimal Skills Assessment will help you to analyze your skills and experiences so you can effectively utilize them during an interview or while creating your resume and cover letter. There are two ways to evaluate your skills: One approach is to explore your experiences – an exercise that is recommended if you are uncertain of those skills you possess. If you are more familiar with your own skill-set, the other approach is to simply describe your skills. Although the Optimal Skills Program suggests you use this assessment to create a personal website or online portfolio, Career Services discourages you from doing so unless it is appropriate for your career field. Rather, our office suggests you use this resource to better understand your own skills and more clearly convey them through your resume, cover letter, and/or interview.
- Spotlight on Careers (career research) : Spotlight on Careers is a collaborative project initiated by the Liberal Arts Career NetWORK, a consortium of 29 private liberal arts colleges. The goal is to make available the best information about a wide range of popular and cutting-edge career fields of interest to liberal arts students. Each college is responsible for a single career field and seeks to identify quality websites pertinent to that field. The result is a dynamic, ever-growing library of web links that facilitates the career development process for students.
- The Vault (career research): “There's a reason Fortune recently called the Vault ‘The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search.’ Job seekers, students and professionals have discovered that the Vault is the Internet's ultimate destination for insider career and education information.” – From www.thevault.com. The VAULT is your online resource to industry and company guides. Don’t miss out on this valuable resource!
- Career Search (career research): Career Search is the ultimate resource to identifying information on a range of industries, companies and organizations. This resource will expand your job search and networking resources to organizations you may not have known about. This is a resource for identifying companies and organizations; it is not a “job-leads” database.
- Going Global (career research): This is the ultimate international job seeker's guide! Updated continually, this massive research tool contains more than 10,000 resources for finding international employment at home and abroad. Each country chapter contains recommended websites, detailed resource descriptions, insider tips and professional advice.