Joseph M. Catrino
Executive Director, Career and Life Design
Phone: (860) 297-2235 Office Location: Cornelia Center #124
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Trinity College faculty member since 2015
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M.B.A., Quinnipiac Univ.
M.A., Univ. of Hartford
B.A., Marist College

Joseph Catrino is the Executive Director of Career & Life Design at Trinity College. Joseph (Joe) leads a team of highly dedicated professionals within the Career & Life Design Center, who represent the offices of Career & Life Design, International Students and Scholars, and Retention Strategy & Transition Programs. Joe’s expertise includes his focus on life design and design thinking work, in which he encourages individuals to be innovative in their ability to problem-solve, especially as it relates to planning and executing personal and professional life goals. Through his teaching and knowledge of the “design thinking” framework, Joe has been instrumental in transforming the way students think and problem-solve their career goals. 

Joe has almost 20 years of experience in higher education, in various capacities including admissions, enrollment, marketing, and career development, at institutions such as Quinnipiac University, Yale University, and the University of Hartford. Since Joe joined Trinity in 2015, he has strategically collaborated with colleagues across campus to identify and implement creative and forward-thinking programs and initiatives that address evolving employment and education trends, such as connecting the liberal arts to real-world success, and fully supporting the College’s mission. Joe serves as an agent of change and continues to represent Trinity in a progressive way by sharing his passion for design thinking, personal branding, and preparing students for the future of work, through both his presenting at various conferences across the U.S. as well as teaching first-year seminar courses. 

Joe holds an MBA from Quinnipiac University, an M.A. in communication from the University of Hartford, and a B.A. in history and communications/public relations from Marist College. Joe is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Mississippi State University studying Instructional Systems and Workforce Development.