Career Development is here to support you throughout your career exploration journey.
From being a sounding board for self-reflection, to co-navigating the connections between majors and careers, to helping you discover careers you never knew existed, our career coaches are excited to help you begin your major and career exploration. Schedule a career coaching appointment in Handshake or get started by reviewing the resources below.
Understanding your values, interests, personality, and strengths are integral components of exploring majors and careers. Being able to define who you are and what’s important to you will help you explore career opportunities that align with your life and career goals.
In addition to working with a career coach during one-on-one appointments, career assessments can be a helpful way to learn more about yourself and discover careers of interest. While assessments can’t tell you your “perfect fit,” they can help you reflect on your career priorities. Keep in mind that these priorities might change over time and there will be a number of careers that you could find fulfilling over your lifetime.
The following assessment tool can be completed independently or with a career coach:
- Focus2 – This tool will help you explore how your values, personality, and interests connect to major and career opportunities
With 41 majors and 28 interdisciplinary minors, Trinity offers a wealth of academic options for students. Whether you decide to pursue a pre-professional major such as engineering, or a traditional liberal arts major such as history, your Trinity education can prepare you for a number of careers.
- Explore industries related to majors of interest with the “What Can I do with a Major in …” tool in Focus2
- Discuss your major options in a one-on-one career coaching appointment
Choosing a career can feel like an overwhelming decision. How do you know if you’ve made the “right” choice and what happens when your goals change or the career you were planning on no longer exists?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Baby Boomers have had an average 11.7 jobs by age 48, and millennials and Gen Z are projected to have even more jobs by the same age. While no one can know for certain what the future of work will look like in 10 years, what we do know is that artificial intelligence will continue to shape the landscape of employment. That’s why we recommend exploring a number of career options and focusing on developing transferable and career-specific skills. Technical and career-specific skills are necessary to make the transition from college to entry-level employment, however it is your liberal arts education and transferable skills such as critical thinking and communication that will prepare you to excel in an unknown employment landscape.
- Explore industries related to your major with the “What Can I do with a Major in …” tool in Focus2
- Review industry-guides in Vault to learn insider strategies for your field.
- Join a Career Community and attend networking events and employer treks
- Build career-specific skills at our Career Skills Lab
- Discuss your major options in a One-on-one career coaching appointment