Within our College Office you will find support or a starting point to any question. We have student staff who are trained to assist you with scheduling your classes, an Academic Advisor who can help you navigate your degree and an Academic Skills Instructor who can offer support with your assignments and study skills.
Working closely with the Traill College Cabinet, and the Residence Life Coordinator, the College Office is the place to bring any question or concern during your time at Trent University.
Meet our College Staff
Dr. Michael Eamon
This is Michael’s eighth year as principal of Traill College. He is an active history professor and the Director of Continuing Education at Trent University. In the past, he has had several roles in the university including that of principal of Lady Eaton College and acting director of Trent International.
His office is in Scott House and he welcomes anyone who needs help, has questions about their studies, or just needs to have friendly person to talk with to visit. It is never a bad thing to come to the principal’s office at Traill!
Samantha has been the Traill College Assistant since 2018. A graduate of Trent University, she has previously worked in several roles within the University including the Financial Officer position in the School of Nursing.
At Traill College, she oversees the operations of the College and Trent University’s Continuing Education program. She is your first point of contact if you need help, or information about the College or the university.
She also manages the College’s staff of student interns and works closely with the Continuing Education and Scheduling Assistant to provide room bookings, help plan special events, and ensure the safe operations of the College.
As the Academic Advisor at Traill College, I am here to help undergraduate students clarify their academic goals, decide which courses to take, understand academic regulations and degree requirements, connect with the services they need and, ultimately, take charge of their own education. As part of a larger team of Academic Advisors at Trent, we want to create an on-going educational partnership between advisor and advisee that is dedicated to student learning, development, and success.
I’ve been at Trent since 2012 when I started my undergraduate degree in Mathematics in the Teacher Education Stream. During my undergraduate degree I worked in residence life for three years which solidified the fact that I wanted to work with post-secondary students instead of becoming a teacher (It’s OK to change your mind as students and to alter your path!). I then went on to complete my Master of Education at Trent while working in Recruitment and Admissions for 5 years. I loved working with prospective students and am even more thrilled now to be working with current students helping them navigate Trent!
Dr. Sue Beckwith
Academic Skills Instructor
I have been at Trent as a student many times, obtaining two bachelors’ and a master’s degree. I also have a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. I believe in lifelong learning and recently completed a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. I have been an Academic Skills Instructor at Trent for five years.
As an Academic Skills Instructor, I support students’ efforts to improve and refine their skills for success at university. I provide appointments to help students with skills such as time management, taking notes during a lecture, and the complexities of the writing process. As well as working with undergraduate students, I present programming for graduate students at Traill College with skill-building workshops, motivational and community-building sessions, and writing events, such as the May Writing Retreat. Trent’s Academic Skills website is a first-stop resource for many students.
Career Resource Advisor
Hannah is a proud Trent alumnus and Career Resource Advisor with Careerspace. Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Environmental Studies, a Social Service Worker – Immigrants and Refugees diploma from Seneca College, and a strong background in career services.
In her role as a Career Resource Advisor, Hannah supports Trent students and alumni in their career development and job search by critiquing resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, and coaching on how to prepare for an interview.
She also works closely with departments to facilitate in-class workshops on topics related to job search and professionalism for placement, practicum and co-op preparation. In addition, she hosts workshops that are open to all Trent students and alumni, and manages the Trent Student & Alumni Job Board. Hannah also coordinates the annual CBC Radio Peter Gzowski internship program. To register for a workshop, make a 1:1 appointment or search the job board, please visit trentu.ca/sep.
It is with passion and persistence that I develop the Community Concierge Program for Recent Trent Graduates. This program is intended to fill the gap employers and job seekers are experiencing, particularly after the impacts of a pandemic.
In collaboration with the province, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development, Trent University is providing a financially incentivized training program to improve graduates’ ability to identify their skills for the job market we now live in. We will facilitate networking and skills building opportunities through this partnership program via modules and live seminars with activities and community guests.
It is with enthusiasm that I utilize my 10 years experience in communications and community development to support these Recent Graduates enter the employment field while supporting our local organizations and businesses, with the common goal of social economic development. I joined our knowledgeable and personable Careerspace Team late May, and it is inspiring to engage and learn from such a dynamic team.
Career Resource Assistant
My name is Chloe Devlin, I am a Career Resource Assistant specializing in Access and Inclusion, working for Careerspace. I run our Career Peer program, meet 1-1 with students and facilitate workshops.
I have completed an Honours degree in Sociology with a specialization in Health Studies, a post-graduate certificate in Human Resource Management, and a Master of Education, all from Trent University. When I am not working you can find me outside, I am an avid kayaker, wildlife photographer and sunset enthusiast.