The Alumni & Development Office maintains a database of Old Members who have generously offered to give careers advice to Trinity students on an individual basis. They do so free of charge and because they want to help those who follow in their footsteps. You start by searching the database by profession (Law, consultancy etc) . After you have selected the profession(s) that interest you, you are provided with a list of people who meet your requirements. This allows you to see where they work, what they studied at Trinity, gain an idea of their age and experience and perhaps read something more about them if they have attached any notes to their profile. You do not see their names.
You will be expected to speak to all of these people if they agree, so you should limit the number of requests you make at any one time to no more than ten, but you are welcome to ask for additional names once you have made contact with the first ten.
Your request is sent to Sue Broers in the Alumni and Development Office. Sue will get in touch with each of the Old Members on your list and, if they give permission, she will let you know and invite you to contact them by email, phone or post.
We would like to know how the system works from both a student and an Old Member’s perspective, so an update to Sue after your conversation would be very much appreciated.
Telephone: 01865 (2)79889
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►Dual-Internship Opportunity with Strategy613 and Chang-Ai Children’s Foundation
An opportunity to gain exposure in the M&A and strategic consulting sector in China, as well as to explore the grassroots challenges facing rural China today. Strategy613 and Chang-Ai Children’s Foundation offer a Beijing-based dual-internship opportunity. Interns will split roughly half of their time between the two institutions, witnessing different ends of China, both in the development curve and geography.
We look for candidates with keen interests in China and Asia. Mandarin proficiency is not a pre-requisite, but would make life easier on the ground. Candidates should be comfortable with numbers and aware of basic macro-economic realities, although knowledge of finance and banking is not required. The recommended length of internship is 3-6 months.
Strategy613 is a boutique advisory company focused on in- and out-bound M&A and strategic advisory in China and Thailand. We have advised Asian and Western blue chips corporate, and the governments of Thailand and China. Our expertise includes but is not limited to banking, F&B, retail, traditional and renewable energy.
Chang-Ai Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization striving to bring hope and opportunity to China’s poorest and most vulnerable children by working with their communities to improve children's education, health, and life skills. Founded in 2007, the Project operates in seven ethnic minority villages in south-western Yunnan province which are deeply affected by disease, drug use and poverty.
Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to Ann at email@example.com.
►Summer Internship Opportunity with GoCardless (Summer 2013).
‘GoCardless is a next generation payments company. We make it incredibly cheap and easy for anyone to take payments online using the Direct Debit infrastructure.’
GoCardless is based in London and was set up by Tom Blomfield (2003). They have recently opened up 3 or 4 new positions at GoCardless that would be suitable for summer internships or full-time positions. These require no computer-science experience and should be great for a keen 2nd / 3rd year.
Example job description: 'We are looking for a metrics driven analyst to join our team. Your job will be to draw insights from our data which help us make the right decisions around product development and allocation of internal resources.' Full details at: https://gocardless.com/jobs.
►Summer Internship Opportunity with Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (Summer 2013).
Seven Pillars Institute (SPI) for Global Finance and Ethics is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization whose mission is to highlight and analyze issues of moral philosophy in global financial markets with a view to enhancing ethical practice and policy.
Established in 2010, SPI is in its early stage of growth. Therefore, SPI is recruiting summer interns who are looking for opportunities to contribute and help develop an exciting new start-up venture. The internship will provide invaluable experience in research, writing, entrepreneurship, and organizational development. In addition, each summer intern will be listed and featured on the website of the Institute. Research and writing projects will be attributed to their authors. Consequently, the internship is a unique and rare opportunity for students to publish scholarly work.
The Institute regularly holds a fundraiser in July. Interns are expected to help organize the summer fundraiser.
Individual work may be performed offsite while meetings and collaborative work will be done online.
At the end of the internship period, the Institute will award six prizes for the best essays or research handed in by an intern. The prizes comprise cash awards of US$250 each.
►Read more about an Internship at Newmedica (July 2012)
Follow the link to see this exciting opportunity for an internship in business analysis in London.