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Care and Wellness

At Trinity, we support the whole person.

Our University Student Success Center is open to assist with a variety of academic and career preparation needs, while our Health and Counseling Centers support both your physical and emotional needs. The Aldeen Fitness Center is available for students and families to exercise.

Additionally, there are offices on campus to help you with other campus services, such as academic records, sending and receiving mail, and staying safe on campus. Learn more about them.

Student Success

Compass Program

Our Compass Program is designed for students who do not meet Trinity admissions standards, but are ready to learn, are driven to succeed, and desire to engage in community life. Students in the Compass program receive academic support, comprehensive mentoring, and connection to the Trinity community.

If you could use a little extra support, then Compass could be the right program for you.

University Student Success Center

The University Student Success Center is committed to fostering student development and enhancing the student experience by providing interpersonal, academic, and professional support. We offer a variety of services to aid in the success of every student, and are pleased to provide the following services:

  • Academic Peer Advising: Advice for course scheduling, degree requirements, and degree completion planning
  • Career Services: Career exploration, internship and job search assistance
  • Disabilities Services: Academic and physical need-based support for students
  • Greek/Hebrew Language Tutoring
  • Testing Center: Test accommodations and make-up tests as approved by professor, test proctoring for non-TIU tests
  • Writing Tutoring Services: Center for Theological Writing (CTW) – academic/theological writing support, ESL/International Student writing assistance and line editing, line editing/proofreading service (for a fee)
  • Writing skills workshops

If you have any questions about the services we offer to our students, please feel free to contact us by phone at (847) 317-8193 or by emailing [email protected].

 

Career Services

The Career Services Office serves traditional and non-traditional college students and alumni, offering services that address career exploration, identification, and acquisition.

By offering our students the support and resources necessary to move forward in their professional, ministerial and/or academic life-calling, we strive to offer a holistic approach that integrates professional career development with one-on-one personal care. Because God has specially endowed each individual with unique abilities and passions, we model and promote a relationship with Him first and foremost, believing that through seeking and knowing Him, students and alumni find the direction and strength they need to identify and pursue His plans for them today and throughout their lives.

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As a freshman, you will discover how God has uniquely wired you.

  • Attend the Opportunity fair during NSO; join college organizations that will offer you leadership roles and experience.
  • Take a career assessment; discuss with us the results and potential majors
  • Collect information on internships and summer jobs; begin a file or notebook to track your career development over the next four years.
  • Write your first collegiate resume using OptimalResume; create an ISCPA student account.

As a junior, you will gain real-life experience and professional finesse.

  • Create a LinkedIn account and begin networking.
  • Research potential employers.
  • Secure an internship in your field of interest.
  • Ask employers and professionals to write recommendations/serve as references.
  • Update your resume and post it on the ISCPA website.

As a sophomore, you will identify career options and solidify your major.

  • Explore career options at Career One Stop.
  • Narrow your interests through job-shadowing or interviewing professionals.
  • Attend job fairs and employer information sessions.
  • Join on-campus organizations related to your major.
  • Update your resume and cover letter. Visit the Career Development office to have it critiqued.

As a senior, you will transition confidently into your career.

  • Attend on- and off-campus interview opportunities.
  • Read current professional publications in your field of interest.
  • Develop an employer prospect list with contact information.
  • Follow-up on all applications and keep a record of each inquiry.
  • Evaluate job offers.
  • Accept job offer.
  • Report your new job title, company, and location to Career Development!

Health Services

Trinity offers a number of health services to students and their families to help keep them healthy and active while at school, including the following free-of-charge services for students & spouses:

  • MD Appointments
  • Walk-in visits with Registered Nurse for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Urinalysis

Additional services available for students & spouses include: Referrals to physicians, dentists, and health care facilities; blood pressure screening, flu shots, health counseling, MMR immunizations, strep tests, meningococcal immunizations, TB testing, and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis immunizations.

Illinois law requires all new students enrolled for more than five (5) credit hours to document immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, and meningitis (if under the age of 22 by beginning of first semester of enrollment) prior to enrollment. These immunizations should be documented on the Immunization Certificate. Records are due two weeks before registration. A non-refundable $50 fee is charged for records that are not compliant at the end of the first semester attended.

Counseling Center

Our friendly and experienced staff provides a safe environment and seeks to help facilitate your growth toward wholeness through individual and group counseling. The counseling center at TEDS offers the following services that promote healing and life formation while helping professionals through quality Christian training:

Individual Counseling

The counseling center provides individual counseling for students who wish to speak confidentially with one of our qualified counselors regarding a personal set of circumstances. Often, students focus their time around issues such as family, relationships, identity, depression, anxiety, decision-making, grief, loss, and others.

Group Counseling

The counseling center offers a variety of groups to join each semester. Each group focuses on a predetermined topic where it will provide education and support from others who have a common experience or concern. Groups usually involve 3-8 participants and topics vary each semester depending on the students’ needs.

Premarital Counseling

The counseling center provides premarital counseling for engaged couples. Counseling consists of 8 sessions the contents of which are subject to variation based on the couple and the counselor.

Referral Services

We can refer you Christian counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists who are off-campus. These may be issued for mediation, consultation, substance use, counseling and other specialized needs. All services rendered are confidential. If you have any questions about our counseling services, please contact us.

Testing Services

We also administer various tests (Counselaid, Miller Analogies Test, etc.) that will help you prepare for your future career and ministry.

MAT Testing

The Trinity Counseling Center is pleased to offer the Millers Analogies Test (MAT) on a variety of dates from 11:00am-12:30pm in the Rolfing Library Computer Lab.The cost of the test is $85, payable in cash or check. Please bring with you your social security card (or number), Driver’s License, and a secondary form of Identification (Credit Card, Library Card, or a bill are all acceptable).

To sign up to take the test call the Counseling Center during our office hours (9am-2pm) or email us at [email protected]

Fitness Center

Our Fitness Center is located in the Aldeen building. The center has a variety of cardio and weight machines, a free weights section, and a studio for group use.

The center is open to all students, staff, and faculty, as well as their family members. Please be prepared to present a TIU ID number to use the facilities.