Career Coaching at Trinity College is designed to engage students and encourage students to explore, design, and build their careers.

At Trinity, we believe all students and alumni should have access to 1-1 personalized career coaching appointments. Our professional career coaches currently offer phone and Zoom appointments on career-related topics ranging from exploring majors and careers, to internship and job searches, to practice interviews. We also offer pre-law and pre-health advising.

Our appointments are:

  • Student-centered. You are the expert on you, we are here to help you explore, design, and build your career.
  • Action-oriented. You will co-create action steps with your career coach that you can complete between appointments to achieve your goals.
  • Outcomes-oriented. You will be able to define your appointment goals with your career coach to ensure each appointment is focused and addresses your needs.
  • Based on Design Thinking methodology. You will have the opportunity to build lifelong career design skills by learning Design Thinking concepts and participating in reflective and exploratory activities.

How to Access Coaching Services

To schedule an appointment in Handshake, follow these video instructions. We are currently holding appointments via phone or Zoom. If you are unable to find an available appointment time within your Career Community, please select “Exploratory” instead. If you require accommodations for your appointment, please include a note in your appointment request.

Alumni Career Coaching:

To arrange a career coaching appointment, please contact us at careers@trincoll.edu or 860-297-2080. We look forward to working with you!

Meet our career & life design coaches!

The Career & Life Design Center hosts regular drop ins led by highly training Career & Life Design Interns.

Career Studio topics include:

  • Résumés & cover letters
  • Getting started in internship & job searches
  • Introductions to online resources: Handshake, Bantam Career Network, LinkedIn & Big Interview

Drop ins are open Monday – Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Career Studio is temporarily located at the Smith House – 123 Vernon (Yellow House) during the fall 2021 semester.

The Career & Life Design Center is continuing to offer résumé and cover letter reviews over email. Submit your documents today!

To request a review of your résumé or cover letter email careerdevelopmentinterns@trincoll.edu with the following:
  1. Your goals for the critique and how you’ll be using the document. Please be specific.
    • E.g. Résumé review for marketing internship, cover letter for analyst position with Infosys, résumé for law school applications, master résumé updates, etc.
  2. Copy of the document in Microsoft Word (recommended) or a link to Google Docs with “anyone with link can edit” access provided.
  3. Copy of relevant position description.

Feedback on your career document will be shared via email within 48 business hours. Email requests must contain all relevant details above to ensure a timely review.

All Career Development Interns (CDIs) have signed confidentiality agreements and receive intensive training on document reviews.

Heather Hodge, assistant director of career and life design, offers workshops and programs throughout the year to provide information about various health professions and to educate students about the processes and timelines for applying to health professions schools. In collaboration with the Health Professions Advising Committee (HPAC), she also offers individual advising to those in the early planning stages as well as to those in the process of applying.

Advising Services Offered:
  • Guidance on how to prepare for your intended health profession
  • Assistance in gaining shadowing/medically-related experiences
  • Help with applications, including letters of recommendation and personal statements
  • Interview preparation

Schedule an appointment in Handshake.

Janeè Folston, assistant director of career and life design, offers workshops and programs throughout the year to provide information about the law school application process and educate students and alumni about the types of careers available to students that pursue a law degree. She also offers individual advising to students and alumni in the early planning/exploratory stage and throughout the law school application process.

Advising Services Offered:
  • Guidance on how to prepare for law school and the application process
  • Coaching to provide the skills for searching for internship experiences in the legal field
  • Assistance with applications, including resume and personal statement critiques
  • Interview preparation

Schedule an appointment in Handshake.

GET IN TOUCH

Career & Life Design Center

Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT, Friday 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT. We are continuing to operate remotely; virtual coaching appointments may be scheduled via Handshake.