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1 In its 2012 “America’s Best Colleges” ranking, U.S. News and World Report placed Trinity first among universities granting primarily bachelor’s and select master’s degrees in the Western United States for the 21st consecutive year.
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Cal Tech MIT Rice Harvard Yale Cornell Brown Dartmouth Trinity Bates
OF U.S. SCHOOLS WHERE GRADUATES WENT ON TO RECEIVE A PH.D. IN SCIENCE AFTER GRADUATION 1
Trinity was recognized as a “Best Buy” institution by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 for its low-to-moderate prices, high academic rating, and quality of student life. #27
Trinity was ranked a 2011–12 Best Value Private College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine at #27. The ranking identifies 200 private universities and liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS FROM 1995–2012 WHO WON NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2 ACHIEVEMENT IN ATHLETICS AND ACADEMICS
1 National Science Foundation report, “Baccalaureate Origins of S&E Doctorate Recipients,” NSF 08-311, July 2008 2 NCAA.org and the Trinity University Department of Athletics, 2012
TRINITY STUDENTS HAVE EARNED RHODES, GOLDWATER, TRUMAN, BEINECKE, AND MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS, AS WELL AS FULBRIGHT AND NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS.
of alumni survey respondents % agreed that Trinity University faculty were willing to spend time outside of class to discuss issues of interest and importance to students 1
Where do recent Trinity grads work?
GRADUATE JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
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ALEURO ■ AMEGY BANK ■ AMERICAN EUROCOPTER AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL ■ AT&T ■ AXA ADVISORS BAKER AND MCKENZIE ■ BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON DELOITTE ■ DELL ■ DEUTSCHE BANK ■ ERNST & YOUNG
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS OR PROFESSORS
RACKSPACE HOSTING ■ RALPH LAUREN ■ SCHLUMBERGER ■ SEISMIC MICROTECHNOLOGY ■ SPACE CENTER HOUSTON ■ SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE ■ STANFORD UNIVERSITY ■ TARGET ■ TEACH FOR AMERICA ■ TEAM FUNDING SOLUTIONS ■ TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ■ TEXAS RAILROAD COMMISSION ■ THE HARTFORD ■ TRINITY UNIVERSITY ■ USAA ■ U.S. FEDERAL ■
RESERVE ■ UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
GRANT THORNTON CPAS ■ GLOBALSCAPE ■ HARLANDALE ISD ■ HITACHI CONSULTING ■ IBM ■ INFOSOFT GROUP ■ INTEL ■ KPMG ■ NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ■ MARRIOTT ■ METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART ■ MUSTANG ENGINEERING ■ PEACE CORPS ■
FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, OR FAMILY MEMBERS
TRINITY ALUMNI * an on-campus database of jobs
VAQUERO GLOBAL INVESTMENT
Recruiters at Trinity’s Semi-Annual Recruitment Fairs
of respondents agreed that most Trinity University faculty were interested in helping students grow in more than just academic areas
( PA R T I A L L I S T ) ■ AXA ADVISORS ■ CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ■ COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM ■ DELOITTE ■ ERNST & YOUNG ■ HEB
HITACHI CONSULTING ■ NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ■ KPMG ■ NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL ■ PEACE CORPS
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS ■ RACKSPACE HOSTING ■ TEACH FOR AMERICA ■ TESORO ■ UNIVISION ■ USAA ■ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ■ VALERO
EMPLOYMENT S TAT U S G R A D U AT I O N (2008–2011)
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Trinity University Alumni Survey, 2012 Trinity Graduating Student Survey, Trinity Career Services, 2011 and 2012 Trinity Graduating Student Survey, Trinity Career Services, 2011 and 2012. Multiple responses permitted. Trinity Graduating Student Survey, Trinity Career Services, 2011 and 2012 “Other” represents those who reported plans to take a gap year.
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Gabriela Stefania Calderon ’10
Alex Peterson ’05
Paurakh Rajbhandary ’11
Major: International Business and Marketing; Minor: Chinese
Majors: Political Science and Religion
Majors: Engineering Science and Physics
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Attends graduate school at Yale University
Attends graduate school at Stanford University
After graduation Peterson became a Peace Corps National Coordinator for HIV/AIDS and Gender and Youth Development programs in Ghana. He collaborated on and monitored projects providing HIV training to more than 18,000 Ghanaians in multiple regions.
Rajbhandary is pursuing a master of science and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Stanford University. Within the field of electrical/biomedical engineering, he plans to focus his career specifically on biomedical equipment, image reconstruction algorithm, and digital signal processors (DSP).
Calderon grew up in Ecuador in and around the textile industry. Passionate about global commerce, Calderon wanted to study Chinese and international business. She took courses with Trinity’s business administration department in operations, organizational behavior, international management, and global marketing. “One of the reasons I chose
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G R A D U AT E S Trinity was because it had a positive international admissions presence in Ecuador,” Calderon says. “I was especially interested in speaking Chinese and studying abroad in Asia, and Trinity has a great East Asian studies program. My scholarship was transferable to my study abroad program, and Trinity made it a very easy process.” Upon graduation, Calderon moved to New York City. It was through Mao Public Relations that Calderon helped to promote fashion shows. Through this experience, she networked with clients in the fashion and apparel industries and landed a contract with Gucci in their New York e-commerce group, helping them to launch their web presence in Europe and Asia. She then joined Polo Ralph Lauren’s Global Organizational Management team within the department of human resources. Calderon partners with international divisions in Asia and Europe and is responsible for serving 27,000 employees worldwide. “My time at Trinity was extremely relevant to my career. The focus on international business and Chinese prepared me for my current role at Ralph Lauren,” Calderon says. “Trinity has such amazing resources considering its small size. I really loved the small classes,” Calderon says. “Coming from a close-knit family, I wanted to attend a small university with a strong sense of community. When I visited, I felt an immediate connection to the people I met; it felt like home to me. I found myself very connected to friends and faculty. It was so important for me to have had that community.”
Peterson also helped educate young women in Ghana about their reproductive and educational rights. He mentored women and taught them about educational scholarship programs so they were encouraged to stay in school. “We didn’t tell their parents they have to send their girls to school, but we did offer help to those who wanted it and were not able to find it.” Not an easy task in a place where there was no running water or electricity, and where the average 10’ x 20’ shelter housed six or seven family members. While at Trinity, Peterson was a founder and president of Habitat for Humanity and a Trinity Volunteer Action Committee executive board member. “Tucker Gibson [department of political science] was instrumental in teaching us to know who we are and how we can help other people – help our brothers and sisters.”
Ana Unruh Cohen
From 2004 to 2006, Rajbhandary attended Budhanilkantha School, the national school of Nepal. There he was involved in the Science Club, where he teamed up with another student in an independent project to make a sun-tracking solar panel using the simple potential divider principle. The project was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Science and Technology Science Exhibition 2005, where it won the Youth Talent Award. While at Trinity, Rajbhandary worked on several undergraduate research projects with Dr. Jack Leifer in the Trinity Howard Hughes Medical Institute program; with Dr. Kelly-Zion in the Thin Film Evaporation group; with Dr. David Hough’s Very Long Baseline Imaging research; and with Dr. Gordon MacAlpine’s Alternative Energy Prototype project. As the president of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Trinity University branch, he was actively involved in organizing professional events, guest lectures, exhibitions, and engineering-related activities.
Gabriela Stefania Calderon
“ I went into Trinity a big believer in the liberal arts, and I still am. A liberal arts education exposed us to numerous disciplines and prepared us for the future. Learning how to learn has been essential to me in my career.” DI RK
Jessica Rodriguez ‘12
Dr. Ana Unruh Cohen ’96
Juris Doctorate candidate at the University of Texas School of Law, Austin
Senior Policy Advisor, Washington, D.C.
In the summer of 2011, Rodriguez traveled to Madrid with Trinity University’s Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) program. There she took a six-week class, interning full-time at the Centro Hispano-Paraguayo, a center created by the city to help immigrants integrate successfully in Spain. On campus, Rodriguez served as a peer tutor for a bilingual first-year seminar on the human experience. “We talked about what it’s like to be a Cuban American and how to mesh your cultural values with American values when you immigrate here,” says Rodriguez. Following graduation, she interned with a law firm in Houston. “My experience at Trinity was incredibly helpful in preparing for law school. My professors helped me hone my skills in critical thinking and analysis. Trinity prepared me to be a global citizen – it opened me to literature, culture, and a different way of thinking.”
Killian Hagen ’10 Majors: French and Chinese Facebook Hagen decided to study abroad in France, where he interned with Paris Cinéma. There he became a translator for presidents, CEOs, and other VIPs attending the Paris Film Festival. “I spent countless hours at Trinity with my Chinese and French professors, speaking those languages and brainstorming about all of the possibilities in life,” says Hagen. “I have never admired a group of people more than my professors. Trinity advanced my skills in writing for public relations and speaking foreign languages. Career Services helped me immensely in my job search by subjecting me to mock interviews.” As an intern with public relations and communications giant Fleishman-Hillard in Bejing, he wrote speeches for the president of Mercedes-Benz to deliver at auto shows. It was through his contacts with Fleishman-Hillard that Hagen found a full-time position at Facebook upon graduation.
Ana Unruh Cohen was one of Trinity’s first Rhodes Scholars and holds a doctorate in geochemistry from Oxford University. Following her graduation from Oxford, she accepted a science and technology fellowship through a program with the American Association for the Advancement of Science that sends scientists to Capitol Hill. She joined the office of U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) for four years. Unruh Cohen then worked in environmental policy at the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute. Currently she works in Washington as a senior policy advisor with a focus on environmental policy. Unruh Cohen strives to make science relevant to the public and to policymakers. “Trinity showed me that science was just the foundation of an incredible career. I’ve found myself in policy jobs because my strength is communicating technical and scientific issues to the broader public. A lot of that comes straight out of my liberal arts education, where I learned to think critically and communicate effectively.”
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Hannah Puckett ’09 Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria
Erin Oxford ’07 Production Coordinator “30 for 30” television series
Matt Glazer ’04 Political blog award winner Progress Texas Institute
Mark Larson ’97 ’98 ’02 CEO, KIPP Aspire Academy
Jeff Strain ’91 Game programmer Co-founder of AreaNet
Dirk Elmendorf ’97
Angie Bryan ’91
Major: International Economics
Deputy Ambassador to Yemen
Rackspace Hosting and r26D
Brunson Green ’91
Dirk Elmendorf co-founded Rackspace Hosting with two fellow Trinity graduates. Until 2009, Elmendorf acted as chief technology evangelist, promoting the technology that makes Rackspace unique. Currently Elmendorf is a partner and lead architect for r26D, a company specializing in cloud-based software for small businesses. Elmendorf often shares his start-up business expertise as a member of Trinity University’s Career Network and has spoken at several alumni and student professional networking events. “It’s great to know that Trinity is providing budding entrepreneurs with programs like Trinity Tomorrow and the Three-Day Startup weekends so that they have more time to focus on their products, and connect with the community and fellow entrepreneurs.”
Producer of the film “The Help”
Michael Bostick ’84 CEO, Walden Media
Matt Meade ’84 Governor of Wyoming
Mark Kline ’79 Physician in Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and Chief of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine
John Cornyn ’73 U.S. Senator
Alice Walton ’71 Founder, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
William Suter ’59 Clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court
”The Undergraduate Origins of Ph.D. Economists,” John J. Siegfried and Wendy A. Stock, The Journal of Economic Education, Fall 2007
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The tortoise won.
Source: “NACE Research: The Liberal Arts Graduate and the College Hiring Market,” The National Association of Colleges and Employers Journal, 2010
might be wise to remember the fable about the race between the tortoise and the hare.
The liberal arts graduate who bemoans his position in the job market upon graduation
was actually greater than for those with career-oriented degrees.
The rate of compensation growth among the liberal arts graduates
immediately following graduation were all but eliminated within 10 years.
wage differentials that existed between career-oriented majors and academically oriented majors
A longitudinal study conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics found that the
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