Career Services and Alumni Relations work together as a gateway to assist alumni to connect with one another. There are several resources available to facilitate alumni-to-alumni networking during career transitions.
Alumni Relations maintains a comprehensive database of all Trinity alumni. To learn more contact alumni [at] trinity.edu.
The National Alumni Board and local alumni chapters have established a group of local alumni that act as networking facilitators in specific geographic areas. Alumni may contact the Career Network Chair for their area or an area of interest to request assistance with networking and obtain advice and information about prospects in that specific location.
Trinity alumni maintain a LinkedIn group of over 2000 members. LinkedIn is a professional networking website that helps users exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities. Anyone can join LinkedIn for free. After joining and completing your profile, search for Trinity University Alumni and submit a request to join the group.
Alumni Relations partners with local alumni chapters and Career Services for Trinity's networking series called Making Connections. These events are ideal times to have fact to face interaction with other alumni.
The keys to good networking are having a concise message and communicating to the contact how they can be of assistance. We suggest starting by developing an "elevator speech" or "sound bite." A brief statement that establishes your relationship with the contact as a fellow Trinitonian. Briefly tell them when you graduated, what you majored in and what you have been doing. After sharing this information, you can state your goal and ask for their perspective on how to get started.