Spring 2010 TRINITY Magazine, Career and Calling
Bethany Lotterman ’09
Major: Communication Arts and English
Title: Communications coordinator
Finding a job today has proved to be a difficult task for many college grads, but the solid preparation of a Trinity education combined with God-given gifts can open doors of opportunity. Bethany Lotterman ’09 (December) is one graduate whose education and talent led her to a job within her field of study just weeks after graduation.
Her work study experience as a writer in Trinity’s marketing and communications department; time as head copy editor for the school paper, the Courier; and her work revamping a website for a small business for her senior project sparked the interest of her current employer, the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA) in Jenison, Michigan.
Her portfolio, created in her Senior Seminar class, proved to be a great tool. “Not only did the portfolio boost my confidence in the skills and abilities I developed while at Trinity,” she said, “but it was also a great way to show potential employers what I can do.”
While at Trinity, Lotterman’s various academic achievements included publication in Trinity’s literary magazine, Openings, and her Senior Seminar paper “Living Life as Encounter: A Christian Philosophy of Communication,” which seeks to explain her approach to Christian communication as shaped by a Reformed world view.
That view of the world has also been shaped by a quote that hung on her dorm room wall throughout college: “A job is a 40-hour paid position. A vocation is a calling from God for which we have been shaped and molded and strengthened to carry out for his glory and for the good of his kingdom using our gifts and talents.”