One of the best ways to explore career options and discover potential internships and employment opportunities is through building and cultivating your network. Networking can include connecting in-person or virtually to exchange information, recommendations, and ideas. Networking can happen formally through mentoring relationships and structured events, as well as casually through chance conversations. Career Development’s Professional Networking Guide has been developed to support you in networking intentionally while also preparing you for chance opportunities.

The Professional Networking Guide includes the following resources:

  • Designing your LinkedIn Profile
  • Joining Professional Associations and Networking Groups
  • Conducting Informational Interviews
  • Structuring Networking Conversations
  • Maximizing Job Shadows and Treks
  • Maintaining your Network

Trinity College Networking Guide—download a copy in Handshake.

Bantam Career Network (BCN) – Network with thousands of alumni all over the world and across a wide range of industries. Trinity graduates on the BCN have volunteered to support their fellow Bantams. BCN allows students to search for alumni, filtering by location, major, job industry, current employer, and campus activities such as Greek Life, Study Away, Student Government, Athletics, and more. Join discussion boards where people pose questions or ask for advice. Connect to alumni, request advice, and find leads for internships and jobs, all within one site. Go to to start networking!