Throughout your student’s time at Trinity, they will be encouraged to engage in their own career development journey, and our office aims to support, develop, guide, and motivate students through, every step of the way.
As a family member, you are an essential part of the process as your student embarks on their career development journey. You are at the core of their network, providing encouragement, insight and advice as they explore their interests and identify what is meaningful to them. Below are some ways you can help Trinity students achieve their goals.
Hire A Bantam
Thank you for considering Trinity candidates! We appreciate your interest in sharing employment opportunities with our students and alumni, and look forward to helping you navigate the process. Your support allows us to expand career opportunities, a meaningful contribution that will enrich student and alumni lives significantly.
Post a job/internship: You can share opportunities with Trinity students and alumni through our career development platform, Handshake. Click here to get started. Click on “Employer” and complete the employer registration form. Be sure to select Trinity College so that you connect with our system directly. With your employer account, you can share information about your company, post job/internship opportunities, and schedule an on-campus recruiting visit.
Refer your Human Resources representative: If your organization has open internships or jobs, but you cannot hire directly, speak with your Human Resources representative about posting to Handshake and connecting with us.
Refer an employer: If you’d like to refer an employer, please share your recommendation with our office. We would love to hear from you! You can also speak with your referral and suggest they post to Handshake directly.
Questions related to posting a job or internship? Please contact Severn Sandt.
Join us for a Career Community event or program:
- EXPLORE Series. Join us as a panelist or alumni attendee to share industry-specific career advice and network with students.
- Career Skills Lab. Lead a skills lab to teach students entry-level industry-specific skills to support their transition into internships and after graduation employment.
- Employer Treks. Host a career trek at your company, so that students can receive a 360-view of your organization.
If interested in volunteering for any of the above opportunities, please contact Severn Sandt, Assistant Director Strategic Partnerships.
Register for The Bantam Career Network (BCN):
The Bantam Career Network (BCN) is a web-based platform that connects Trinity students to alumni and members of the Trinity community. Signing up for a BCN account indicates your interest in supporting other bantams through networking and share career advice. BCN provides a platform to offer guidance, and pose questions. It also allows you to indicate your availability for informational conversations online, on the phone, and in person. Parents and family members are able to provide career development support through the BCN while their student is enrolled at Trinity.
Students search for networking contacts based on industry, location, areas of expertise. The BCN will not be the same without you.
Go to http://bcn.trincoll.edu to start networking!
Support Your Student
As a family member, the messages you send around career development and readiness strongly influence your student. Career Development encourages emphasizing the following messages:
- Choose your major based on your strengths and interests. As a liberal arts school, any of Trinity’s majors can prepare students for successful careers. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) employers rank having an internship, as more important than what the student majored in when making hiring decisions.
- Get involved. Your student might be struggling with the conflicting reality that you need experience to get experience. By seeking out on-campus involvement, leadership roles, volunteering, etc., students are building the transferable skills employers seek.
- Gain relevant experience and try new things. Not only does an internship help students prepare for full-time employment, it gives them a low-risk opportunity to explore careers of interest.
- Take advantage of Career Development. Our office offers one-on-one career coaching, open studio hours, regular career workshops and meet ups, and industry-based networking events, skills labs and employer treks. Engaging with our office early and often will set your student on the path to career success.
Useful links to share with your student:
The following guides and pages are available to support your student’s career development: