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Trinette Briggs

Summer 2011


I am nominating: Trinette Briggs

Years of Service at Cal Poly: 4

Department: Career Center

Position: Career Counselor-Temporary

Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?:

Trinette has contributed to the success of many students even as a part time counselor for the career center. She has worked to enhance the website content for students, assists students with career direction and engages the student community through workshops and the development and execution of CC2U (Career Center to you).

Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies:

Student-Centered Philosophy, Passion, Quality

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:

 Trinette places the students' needs first. She takes time and follows up with students she meets. She often provides additional resources to students who are beginning their graduate school search. She also works with students during drop in hours and provides such wonderful assistance to those who need help with resumes, cover letters or even job searching. Often times a student will request to meet with Trinette after a drop in meeting with her. She has shared a number of letters and emails from students who are successful in their quest to achieve goals for employment or graduate school.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2:

Trinette presents eagerness and enthusiasm toward assisting students, even as a part time counselor. She strives to help with a positive and uplifting attitude and students thrive with her knowledge. I have seen a number of students return for additional appointments with her, especially those applying to graduate school and medical school.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3:

 Trinette exceeds quality services to students when she works. In addition, she has taken the time to attend various campus functions to gain the knowledge about existing programs and services the campus offers. She takes that information and passes it along to other staff who meet with students on a regular basis. Her quality of work sets a standard of excellence.

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?:

Trinette provides enthusiasm to the campus community. She has assisted students, faculty and staff member by her positive attitude and willingness to work over and above the expectations. Trinette has been a great contribution to the campus career center. I am pleased to nominate a wonderful person like Trinette.