There are many opportunities for faculty and Career Development staff members to work together and build collaborative relationships that will benefit all Trinity students and alumni.
Career staff are delighted to meet with faculty members in your department to discuss our services.
Partner with Us
We can offer the following resources and support:
- Compiling career statistics and data for your academic program(s)
- Connecting your department with alumni and employers for alumni profiles or events
- Consulting on major-related career events
- Attending a faculty meeting to discuss Career Development resources at Trinity College
Promote Your Career Events
Career Development can support you in marketing your career-focused events and programs to students. Partnering with us helps you reach a greater number of students to promote enrollment in your major, ensure all Career Development staff are aware of and referring to your events, and create continuity across career education programming.
To share an event with Career Development, please email Joseph Catrino, Director of Career Development.
Resources to Share with Students
As a faculty member, you have a tremendous impact on the career exploration, decision-making, and preparedness of your students and advisees. Career Development is here to support you as you share career resources and advice with your students.
The following guides and pages are available to you as you support students in their career development. Additionally, you can refer students to Career Development here.
- Résumés & Cover Letters
- LinkedIn & Networking
- Interviewing & Negotiating
- Job Searching
- Internship Searching
The Bantam Career Network (BCN):
The Bantam Career Network (BCN) is a web-based platform that connects students to alumni and members of the Trinity community. The BCN provides a platform to offer guidance, pose questions, and join groups based on Trinity affiliations. Trinity faculty and staff members can join the BCN to connect with former students, research alumni by program, industry, or location, and promote the resource to current students.
Go to http://bcn.trincoll.edu to start networking!
Refer your Students
Faculty members are often the first people students look to when seeking advice about their careers. As you work with students who are considering their career options, please feel free to refer students to Career Development. Whether your student is preparing to submit a job or fellowship application, or just looking to begin exploring options, we are ready to help. Our coaches take a strengths-based approach—meeting students where they are—by encouraging student-led appointments.
There are several ways a student can meet with someone from Career Development including one-on-one career coaching:
- Career Studio. Students can create career materials and take a co-exploration approach to their internship and job search by working with our highly trained Career Development Interns (CDIs). The studio operates on a drop-in basis – students can stop by with a quick question or stay and work in our space as long as they want with our resources and CDIs readily available to answer questions.
- Scheduled Career Coaching Appointments. Students can schedule career coaching appointments organized by Career Communities through our online portal, Handshake
Career Workshops and Meet Ups
- Career Workshops. Our lab-style workshops are hosted on a regular basis throughout the academic year and are available by request for student activities and groups. Topics include: résumé writing, cover letters, interviewing, and LinkedIn.
Industry-Specific Career Community events
- EXPLORE Series. These networking events vary in structure, from panels, to roundtables, to open networking. They provide opportunities to explore careers within a specific career community.
- Career Skills Labs. Students can attend instructional sessions to learn entry-level industry-specific skills to support their transition into internships and after graduation employment.
- Employer Treks. Students can attend trips to visit employers nearby in Hartford and across the country. These staff-led trips often include behind the scenes tours, alumni panels, and exclusive interviews with top executives and professionals.
If you’d like to refer a student directly or have questions about our services and programs you can contact us at 860-297-2080 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with a career coach or staff member. Trinity College faculty members can log in to Handshake to view upcoming events, career resources, and internship and job postings through our faculty account. Email Emily Merritt for access.