‘Career Connection’ to Bring Together Students, Parents, Alumni at Family Weekend

New Event at Trinity College Designed to Help Students Explore Future Career Options

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 18, 2017—The new “Career Connection” event to be held during Trinity College’s upcoming Family Weekend will give students the chance to discuss future career paths with parents and alumni. This event will take place on Friday, October 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Admissions and Career Development Center.

Director of Career Development Joseph Catrino said that “Career Connection” can enhance students’ post-graduation preparedness with industry-specific information, which may lead to possible internship and job opportunities. “This is a way for students to have the opportunity to network with alumni and parents and talk to them about their career preferences and interests,” Catrino said. Students who attend can gain a better understanding of career paths in which they may be interested by talking to parents and alumni working in specific fields.

Catrino said that more than 20 alumni from a variety of industries will be present to answers questions and to provide students with an understanding of what working in their field is really like. Catrino added, “We’ll have snacks and good conversations.”

The Center for Student Success and Career Development at Trinity College helps students explore and pursue their future career options. The center’s programs support students throughout their time at Trinity. “We offer career exploration programs, internship opportunities, résumé advice, interviewing tips, and one of the strongest and most loyal alumni networks imaginable,” Catrino said.

Family Weekend also will offer chances to explore campus, enjoy a film at Cinestudio, cheer on the Bantams during home athletics events, attend a reception with Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, listen to an a cappella concert, and more. A concert by the oboe, viola, and piano trio Ensemble Schumann in the Austin Arts Center Music Hall on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. features the world premiere of a work by Trinity Associate Professor of Music Dan Román. The concert will also feature works by Bruch, Mozart and Klughardt. It is hosted by the Music Department and is free and open to the public.

For the full Family Weekend 2017 Schedule of Events, click here.

Written by Dana Martin ’18