Map Our Your Future

Don’t worry—most people don’t wake up one day and know just what they want to do for the rest of their lives. That’s ok!

Match your interests, values, and skills to career options with strategic career planning. Since it is a process, career planning takes time, forethought, and dedication.

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Gather Information

The first step in career planning is information gathering. This requires assessing individual career interests, work values, and skills and gathering information about work environments, occupations, or industries that are a match to what one learns about oneself. This information is also used to make decisions about major selection and whether and where to attend graduate or professional school.

What You'll Learn
  • Your career interests
  • Your work values
  • Your target occupations or industries
  • Your ideal major(s) or minor(s)

What can I do with a major in...?

At Trinity, students have nearly two years to explore the campus environment, get to know faculty, and develop or articulate career-related interests. Your major plays an important role in determining your career plan, setting your career goals, and understanding graduate or professional school requirements.

Career Paths and Companies

See what jobs and careers Tiger alumni have held at which companies. Visit your major(s) of interest, then click on "When You Graduate."

Stories and Outcomes

Read stories about students and alumni who have majored where their passions lie—not always a direct connection to their careers! Visit your academic department(s) of interest, then click on the "News" tab.


Make Decisions

Once someone has enough information, he or she can begin making career planning decisions. The Career Services staff is available to assist students to identify and work through barriers to career decision making, such as misconceptions about careers, industries, or occupations; lack of experience or understanding with decision-making as a process; or other personal issues that may detract from being able to focus on career issues.

What You'll Learn
  • How to make informed decisions
  • How to identify career barriers and challenges
  • How to focus on career issues



Develop a Plan

Individuals who develop career concrete career plans are more likely to reach their career goals sooner than those that "shoot from the hip." Career Services can help you develop a job search or graduate school plan.

What You'll Learn
  • How to develop a job search or graduate school plan
  • How to articulate your experiences
  • How to adjust plans over time




Explore International Careers

As an individual planning to become a global professional there is an abundance of information available to assist you in this process. Regardless as to whether you plan to live and work abroad or simply desire to work in an organization that has international operations, you need to begin the process of preparing yourself for these opportunities now. This career path is competitive and making yourself competitive for such positions can be a rather lengthy process.

Schedule an appointment to meet with a career adviser to discuss how you can begin preparing for your career as a global professional.

What You'll Learn
  • How to enter the global workplace
  • How to recognize competencies of successful global professionals
  • How to market your skills
  • How to challenge inaccurate personal perceptions about international career paths
  • Understanding options for international internships and/or entry-level positions
  • How to explore global networking opportunities

Additional Resources

In addition to career planning programs and meeting with a career adviser, there are also online resources available through the Career Services website and print resources available in our Career Resource area.