Career Development organizes a number of events and programs to help students explore careers, design career plans, build skills, and network with alumni and employers.
View upcoming events and learn more in Handshake and on the Career Development Campus Calendar.
Click on the links below to learn about each program:
- EXPLORE Series
- Career Skills Lab
- Employer Treks
- Bantams & Beyond
- Career Connections
- Request a Workshop
- And more Specialty Programs
As part of our Career Communities Model, Career Development has designed the EXPLORE series to help students learn about careers within specific industries by networking with alumni and employers. These events vary in structure; some are panels, others roundtable sessions or open networking, and some will be a variation of multiple formats.
Career Skills Lab
As part of our Career Communities Model, Career Development has designed Career Skills Labs to teach Trinity students industry-specific skills. These labs will be hands-on opportunities to learn and practice a new skill that will support you in pursuing future internships, jobs, or graduate education. Past Skills Labs have included grant writing and how to write a press release.
As part of our Career Communities Model, Career Development has designed Employer Treks to provide students the opportunity to explore career fields and organizations first-hand. These events vary in structure and may include alumni panels, behind the scenes tours, and opportunities for Q&A. All Employer Treks are on an RSVP-only basis.
Bantams & Beyond
The Center for Student Success and Career Development’s Bantams and Beyond: Senior Series prepares students for life after Trinity. Whether you are unsure of your future plans, are in the process of applying for jobs or graduate school, or have already obtained post-graduate employment, Bantams and Beyond is designed for you. Bantams and Beyond in the fall semester consists of a series of workshops including Exploring Careers, Job Search Strategies, Interviewing Essentials, Salary Negotiation, and a celebratory food truck event. In the spring semester, Bantams and Beyond: Senior Series continues with networking events and workshops focused on success in the workplace and “adulting” skills.
Career Connections is our largest on-campus networking event of the year, which is held during Parents and Family Weekend. This event brings parents, alumni, employers, and students together for conversation about life after Trinity. This is an opportunity for students to connect with professionals in their field of interest to learn about graduate school, interviews, résumés and potential job or internship opportunities. Join us on the Friday of Parents and Family Weekend from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Center for Student Success and Career Development. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Heather Hodge.
Request a Career Workshop
To request a lab-style workshop for your class, club, or on-campus organization, please contact us. Existing workshops topics include resumes, cover letters, interviewing, negotiating, and networking. Additional customized topics can be discussed and developed collaboratively.
Catalyst Leadership Corps: Designed to provide leadership training and professional development to a small cohort of exceptional first-year students, the Corps invites students to attend a series of development workshops throughout the fall. In the spring, there is a speaker series featuring leaders from the city of Hartford. Additionally, all participants are matched with a Hartford-based organization for a modified internship that takes place during the spring semester.
Design Fellowship: Open to first-year students, Trinity’s new Design Fellowship offers undergraduate students with the promise to be extraordinary leaders—on campus, in the community, and beyond—with leadership and personal development opportunities. Through this exciting program we hope to inspire students and equip them with the tools that will ultimately help them design their way forward in two main areas: 1) during their time at Trinity and 2) in planning for life after college.
Catalyst Summer Internship Fund: Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the Center for Student Success and Career Development is excited to offer funding to Trinity undergraduate students interested in exploring potential industries of interest through a summer internship. The Catalyst Summer fund affords students up to $3,500 for an unpaid or under-paid internship. Application details and FAQ’s can be found on the Catalyst Summer Internship Fund page. Students can apply for funding even if they have not secured an internship at the time of application.
Meaningful Work Program: Career Development is planning a program for students interested in using their on-campus job experiences to learn leadership skills, reflect on their experiences, and have a stronger understanding of individual strengths, skills, and values. Working on campus is a great way to connect with the campus community, and an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience while developing career-ready skills. There is value in all work, even if it’s not directly related to the kind of career students will be pursuing. Trinity’s Meaningful Work Program helps students boost their career readiness and sets them up for personal and professional success.
2021 Connect: This mentoring program is designed to connect graduating seniors with Trinity College alumni for short-term industry focused mentoring. Read about our summer 2020 Connect program for last year’s seniors. For questions on 2021 Connect contact Severn Sandt or Emily Merritt.