Welcome to the Kelter Career Leadership community at Trinity College!

Trinity’s Kelter Career Leadership Program offers first-year students the opportunity to design their college experience and life beyond Trinity.

This exclusive program inspires students to be extraordinary leaders on campus, in the community, and beyond, with leadership and personal development opportunities. Through readings, reflections, and interactive exercises during bi-weekly meetings, students will work in a community of peers and mentors to solve “wicked problems” together.

students gathering for meet and greetWatch this short video to hear first-hand experiences from current and former Kelter Career Leadership program participants (video produced by Trinity student, Larry Bello-Castillo).

Students will build community as well as develop leadership and design skills, including the following:

  • Creative thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Energy management
  • Communication
  • Networking

Additionally, in the spring semester of their first year, students will be placed in a 6-week internship with a Hartford-based organization. At the conclusion of the program, students will receive a digital badge and $1,000 stipend. Dates for the Fall 2024 cohort are to be determined.


The program leads and head facilitators are Joseph M. Catrinoexecutive director of Career & Life Design, and Maria Dyane, senior assistant director, Strategic Initiatives and International Engagement.

If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunities offered to you through the Kelter Career Leadership Programplease watch this recording of a webinar featuring Joseph M. Catrino and current Bantams who share their experiences from the program.