New Trinity University Student Organization Works with Career Services

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The Office of University Communications
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Nov. 9, 2011

New Trinity University Student Organization Works with Career Services

Undergraduates participate in internships, career fairs, interviews, resume writing

By Andrea Davis '12

SAN ANTONIO - A Trinity University career counselor recently formed a partnership with students to organize a chapter of the national organization, Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI), as the only professional campus organization that works directly with Career Services.

Career ServicesThe Rho Iota Chapter of DEI promotes the ideals of dedication, professionalism, and initiative through leadership, special programs through Career Services, professional development opportunities, and networking opportunities for students.

Christina Perez, counselor in Career Services and co-founder of the chapter, started organizing the chapter last June. She realized that Trinity didn't have an organization on-campus that worked directly with Career Services and she intended to change that.

"DEI's core values are dedication, enthusiasm, and initiative, making the core values a natural fit on Trinity's campus," she said.

Co-presidents Danika Spake '12 and Alecia Jarrett '14 joined Perez in July to finish the formation of the chapter, and now they work with chapter members to promote professionalism on-campus.

"The benefit on-campus is that we set the bar," Jarrett said. "We [require] resumes, internships, interviews, and know where we're going in the future. So we're an example."

DEI aided Career Services at the Graduate School Fair on Oct.5 and the Fall Career Fair on Oct. 26. DEI members directed graduate school and job representatives to their assigned tables, helped students find specific graduate schools and career tables, and kept a running tally of students at the fair for Career Services' records.

Perez is excited to have the student group on campus and feels the chapter will have a positive impact on students.

"DEI's assistance is invaluable to Career Services' extensive list of events, not only to relieve the workload of staff, but also because DEI's presence is visible to Trinity students, acting as professional trend setters," she said.

Career Services at Trinity is a comprehensive and centralized service that works with both students (from first-years to seniors) and alumni.

Text and photo provided by Andrea Davis of Farmington, N.M., a candidate for graduation from Trinity University in May 2012 with a degree in history and English. She is a student worker in the Office of University Communications.