Career Center Spotlight: Trinity University Career Services

Focus: Assisting undergraduate students and alumni in evaluating their interests and skills, setting career goals, and researching majors and occupations. The mission of Trinity University Career Services is to empower students and alumni with career resources, connections, and coaching in preparation for successfully launching into a personalized career path. The emphasis is on developing lifelong career-planning skills that they will utilize long after they leave the campus rather than being a placement office. Job shadowing, informational interviews, internships, and skills gap identification are some of the career planning tools addressed. The center’s Student Guide to Career Planning provides a helpful timeline and guide for students during their four years at Trinity. One of the goals for student success is to get 65% of students to engage with the center in their freshman year

Size of Career Center Team: 5 career center counselors/liaisons (specialized by industry & major)

Center Director: Twyla Hough

Services Provided:

Career Assessments: MBTI, Strong Skills Inventory, StrengthsQuest (given to all sophomores)

Career Research: online tools, informational interview training, advising on major, resume & LinkedIn prep, job interview preparation, employer connecting, annual career fair

Graduate School: students can explore options for graduate or professional school (25-30% of undergraduates are on track for graduate school)

Alumni Connections: 6,000-member LinkedIn group with individuals identified by industry

Unique Programs:

Bob Carlton