Career Development engages students in one-on-one and group coaching and advising sessions to encourage students to explore, design, and build their careers.

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Career Coaching | Virtual Career Studio | Career eReviews | Pre-Health Advising | Pre-Law Advising

Career Coaching Appointments

Career Development offers one-on-one scheduled career coaching appointments with professional career coaches. Students and alumni will be coached through the career exploration and planning process and given necessary resources and connections to successfully implement their goals.

Our appointments are:

  • Student-led. 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.

Schedule an appointment in Handshake.

Follow the directions or these video instructions:

  • Log into Handshake
  • Click on “Career Center” tab
  • Select “Appointments”
  • Click on “Schedule a New Appointment”
  • Select your category and topic
  • Choose an available appointment that works with your schedule
  • Select the appointment “medium” – in person, phone, or web conference – and add a note on what you would like to discuss

Read our Career Coaching Agreement before your appointment to learn about our coaching model and what to expect.

Meet our career coaches.

If you require accommodations for your appointment, please include a note in your appointment request.

Virtual Career Studio

Career Development hosts a drop in Virtual Career Studio in Zoom led by highly training Career Development Interns (CDIs) to answer career questions and provide a space for guided career planning.

Resumes Cover Letters Internship & Job Searches Networking
Handshake Bantam Career Network Focus2 Big Interview

Virtual Career Studio Hours: September 15, 2020 – November 19, 2020
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 12:00–4:00 p.m.

Drop into the Virtual Career Studio.

Meet the Career Development Interns.

Career eReviews

Career Development is now offering 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 have signed confidentiality agreements and receive intensive training on document reviews.

 

Pre-Health Advising

Heather Hodge, the assistant director for career and personal preparation, 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.

Pre-Law Advising

Career Development 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. We also offer 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.

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Career Development

We are currently navigating this unprecedented circumstance and are taking necessary measures to ensure the health and well-being of our community. While our team is working remotely, we are still supporting students, alums, parents and families, and holding virtual appointments. We know you are navigating this new normal as well and would like to offer our services, especially at this time. Please let us know how we can support you during this transition.