The Career Network Program is managed on the local chapter by the Career Chair position, in collaboration with the Alumni Volunteer Coordinator and the Director of Career Services.
The Career Chair is the contact person for alumni seeking career networking opportunities in the alumni chapter. Contact your chapter's Career Chair for more information about the program or to get involved.
Jay Conyers '95, jayconyers [at] mac.com
Jennifer Spaulding '95, jenniferhspaulding [at] gmail.com
Ricky Dolezalek '14, rick.dolezalek [at] gmail.com
Jansen Givens '09, jansen.givens [at] gmail.com
Nate Reyher '03, natereyher [at] yahoo.com
Kathy Russell Bradshaw '77, bradshaw.kathy [at] gmail.com
Lindsay Calvert '06, linzc8 [at] gmail.com
Enzo Vernon '13, enzovernon7 [at] gmail.com
National Capital Area
Jasmeen Waliany '06, jwaliany [at] gmail.com
Jessica Patrick '02, stillchasingsummer [at] gmail.com
Craig Mills '85, credmi [at] gmail.com
Melissa Kirby Heuer '01, melissa.k.heuer [at] gmail.com
Derick Rodgers '92, drodgers [at] lawdcm.com
Abby Spaulding '07, aspaulding12 [at] gmail.com
Alexander Sommer '05, sommer.alexander [at] gmail.com
Albuquerque, Arizona, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Portland, San Diego, Seattle and St. Louis do not currently have a Career Chair. If you live in these regions and are interested in becoming a Career Chair, please contact alumni [at] trinity.edu.
The Career Network Program is managed on the local chapter level by the Career Chair position, in collaboration with the Alumni Volunteer Coordinator in Alumni Relations and the Director of Career Services. The Career Chair is the contact person for alumni seeking career networking opportunities in the alumni chapter. Career networking can take place through chapter career-oriented events and through a more in-depth follow up process between and among individuals.
Since effective career networking ultimately depends on personal/professional relationships and interactions, this person should be motivated, outgoing and an effective networker in his or her own professional life. This person also should have the time and flexibility to devote a few minutes a week to this effort, so that those who tap into the network get a prompt response.
The primary role of the Career Chair is twofold:
Once a year, the Career Chair will chair the committee that organizes the Making Connections networking event and will be the host of that event. In geographical regions where alumni chapters have not previously held Making Connections events, smaller, more informal gatherings (i.e. Business and Career Networking) of alumni, students, and parents may be arranged. There may be potential, after some time, to expand the informal event to an established program like Making Connections if enough interest and participation exist.
Both formal and informal opportunities will give the Career Chair the opportunity to introduce her/himself, explain her/his role and how s/he can help, explain what Trinity is trying to accomplish through this network, and lay the foundation for future contacts with people who want to be volunteers. Since this is a high-profile, long-standing, all-chapter event, the president as well as other officers should also be highly involved in helping organize and stage this event.
On a regular basis, the Career Chair will work to put alumni seeking networking contacts, job networking referrals, or basic career advice in touch with:
As part of this role, it would be his or her responsibility to grow the stable of volunteers identified in that city or region through personal outreach, through interactions at local chapter or national events, and through communications with University staff regarding people in the local area who are willing or likely prospects to be volunteers.
The Alumni Office and Career Services offer their assistance to you as Career Chair to: