What can I expect from Tech-Edge?

You can expect to acquire basic skills in programming and software development, data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, ethnics, privacy and compliance led by professors from Trinity College. Business innovation fundamentals will be led by industry experts in the fields of accounting, marketing finance, operations, and strategy. You will also have sessions on design thinking, a human-centered process for creative problem solving that has been adopted by some of the leading brands such as Apple, Google, Proctor and Gamble, and Infosys. Finally, we will empower you to leverage your liberal arts background and articulate how to apply your new skills professionally through our career development sessions.

Why should I apply to Tech-Edge?

While we all adapt to the changes in our daily lives and education brought on by Covid-19, we have realized that the future we have been planning for has finally arrived. We knew technology would play a larger role in our lives and now it has, and we want to make sure you have the leadership and technical skills to thrive in the workplace whether it be digital or in person. Trinity Tech-Edge teaches you to embrace disruption and thrive in the virtual workplace. You will learn from leading experts from Infosys, a multinational information technology and consulting corporation, and acquire core skills in technology and business that will give you a competitive edge in the job and internship market.

What are the dates for this program?

Tech-Edge will run virtually from Monday June 15 through Thursday, July 2nd. Sessions will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30AM – 4:30PM with breaks and a scheduled lunch time. In order to begin the sessions in a timely manner, students are expected to arrive to the Zoom meetings by 8:15 AM. Due to the online nature of this program, participants need to have access to a computer and reliable internet service.

Who can apply?

Trinity Tech-Edge was created for students with a liberal arts background and a GPA of 3.0 or higher, but we welcome students from any academic background who meet this criteria to apply.  Our program is thoughtfully designed for students with little or no background in technology or business. If you are a student with a non-STEM background you will find the most benefit as we explore introductory topics in the emerging fields of technology and learn business fundamentals to solve real world challenges. Tech-Edge will prepare you for your next internship in the world of business and technology. The program is open to current undergraduate students beyond the first year of college and recent graduates up to two years out of college. If you fall outside of these boundaries but are still interested in the program, please reach out to Thalia Giraldo at TechEdge@trincoll.edu.

What are the Tech-Edge application requirements?

To be considered for the program, you must complete the Trinity Tech-Edge application, submit your resume, and an official transcript. We will accept an unofficial transcript of your most recent academic work with your application, but will require an official transcript to be submitted prior to the start of the program on June 15. For Trinity students and graduates, please provide your Trinity student ID number on your application as indicated and we will procure your official transcript from the Registrar’s Office.

All other applicants, if you are unable to upload an official transcript, please arrange to have an official transcript from each institution you attended sent to:

Thalia Giraldo, Trinity College Innovation Center, 1 Constitution Plaza 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103.

When are applications due?

The online application is now available and priority applications are due by May 13. Applications received after May 13 will be considered on a space-available basis.

When will I know if I have been accepted to Tech-Edge?

Applicants will be notified of admission decisions 1-2 weeks after your application is submitted and no later than May 15. To reserve your space in the program, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required. Applications submitted after May 15 will receive admissions decisions on a rolling basis.

Can I receive course credit for Tech-Edge?

While no Trinity academic credit is offered for the program, students from other colleges can check with their institutions about receiving credit for the program.

What is the cost of the program?

The cost of the program is $4,800. A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your space and the balance is due in full by June 5.

Are there scholarships available for Tech-Edge?

There are limited scholarships available. To be considered for a scholarship, please email us at TechEdge@trincoll.edu.

What will a typical day look like?

All sessions will take place via Zoom from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Instructors will rotate throughout the day to deliver lessons in a modular fashion, usually lasting about 1 hour and 20 minutes per session, with short breaks between modules. Every day has a dedicated lunch hour and on select days guest presenters who are also Trinity Alumni are invited for “Lunch and Learns” where they will share about their career trajectory from the liberal arts to business or technology. Students will have the opportunity to engage live during all these sessions. Instructors may decide to assign homework.

How is my participation and completion of Tech-Edge recognized?

Program completion will be recognized with a digital badge that can be published on LinkedIn and/or listed in your resume.

Will I interact in real time with the instructors and other students?

Yes! The program is synchronous, allowing students to interact live with professors, presenters, and other participants. You will have the chance to interact with other students during class instruction, group projects, and other activities. The student to faculty to ratio will be on par with classes at Trinity College.

Who are the instructors in Tech-Edge?

The instructors in Tech-Edge are a combination of Trinity Computer Science professors, and other faculty members, staff from the Center for Student Success and Career Development, and industry professionals. The industry professionals have founded technology companies, consulting firms, and lead innovation strategy.