2004 GRADUATES SEEK AND
Despite the prospect of a
soft employment market, Trinity's class of 2004 was able to find jobs within
their careers with relative ease, according to the College's placement
Among the 136 graduates who
sought full-time employment after graduation, 130 are working at jobs relating
to their majors. A survey conducted in November by the Cooper Career Center
found that three alumni from that class are working in temporary positions
while three others are continuing their search.
"Having a 96 percent placement
rate is outstanding," said Albertena VanderWeele, director of the Career
Center. "It demonstrates that employers have confidence in our graduates.
It also shows current and prospective students that a Trinity education
can help them embark on whatever careers they decide."
In addition to those alumni
who are now employed, 23 of their classmates enrolled in various graduate
or professional schools. Those graduates are pursuing degrees in areas
such as social work, psychology, business, and ministry.
"We believe that our students
receive the preparation they need to begin the next stage of their lives
after college," VanderWeele said. "Whether they prefer the working world
or further education, the learning they get here helps them determine how
they can best accomplish their goals. This year's placement survey gives
more evidence of that."