Overview

Interested in exploring what you can do with your major?  Eager to gain real-world experience in your undergraduate years?  Wondering what careers in the non-profit world could offer you?  Consider becoming involved in the Arts, Letters, and Enterprise program, one of Trinity’s fastest growing interdisciplinary programs. 

The ALE program provides the tools needed to successfully integrate business – particularly non-profit business – with your primary areas of interest.  Most of our ALE students major in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  Through internships and a carefully tailored series of courses, students graduate prepared for the world outside.  

Fast Facts
  • Learn how your Trinity degree can open doors to summer jobs and careers after graduation
  • Get help connecting to internships available in San Antonio year round
  • Introduction to the basics of business literacy
  • Special courses for the general student body in grant writing and accounting
Two students peaking through glass door at Rivard Report

 

What You'll Study

Combine coursework with community and careers

Faculty/Staff Steering Committee

Faculty and staff from disciplines across campus -- including STEM, business administration, humanities, and the arts -- connect students to internships in greater San Antonio.  

Photo of Carl Leafstedt
Carl Leafstedt, Ph.D.
Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Music
Jacob K. Tingle
Jacob Tingle, Ed.D.
Co-Chair
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Business Administration
Jack Leifer
Jack Leifer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Science
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Adam Schreiber, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
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James (Jim) Shinkle, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Luis Martinez
Luis E. Martinez, Ph.D.
Program Director
Director
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Laura Rodríguez Amaya, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Int'l Student & Scholar Services
Jeanna Balreira
Jeanna Goodrich Balreira
Director for Content Strategy

Student Opportunities

Internships

Undergraduates expand their learning beyond campus, gaining real-world experience in actual professional settings in San Antonio and nationwide. ALE places students in year-round internships in a variety of leading arts organizations, government offices, environmental nonprofits, and social services. 

Summer Internship
Students can participate in fully-paid, 10-week internships in San Antonio, complete with optional on-campus housing, for many companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Academic Internship
Students serve as interns for various scientific, governmental, social agency, arts, or nonprofit organizations throughout the fall or spring semesters.

Scholarships

During the summer, USAA and ALE fund highly competitive, paid internships in nonprofits across San Antonio and other U.S. cities.


When You Graduate

Careers

Through ALE, students explore the different jobs they can pursue with their chosen major, opening up a wide range of career paths they may not know about.

Career Areas:

  • Arts and theater
  • Business
  • Government
  • Nonprofits
  • Technology

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • ArtPace
  • Blue Star Arts Complex
  • San Antonio Area Foundation
  • San Antonio Opera
  • Texas House of Representatives
  • The Rivard Report
  • USAA

 


Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.