Inspired Lives

Colby graduates succeed. They find their places at top Wall Street firms, the best medical schools and research universities, the finest law and business programs, in the arts, government service, social service, education, and nonprofit organizations. They are inspired leaders in their communities. Colby graduates are employed worldwide and are living lives of consequence.


  • PPEP (four-year career development curriculum): The Career Center added 325 new first-year members to PPEP, contributing to 1,232 participants.
  • Employment: Data collected throughout the year and from the 2013 Senior Survey indicated that 55% of seniors had accepted offers of employment.
  • Graduate School: According to the class of 2013 Senior Survey, 13% of graduates are attending graduate school.
    • 81% of all Colby medical school applicants gained admissions to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools according to data for the most recent application cycle (includes alumni applicants.)
    • 88.5% of Colby applicants to law school in the most recent release of data were offered admission to law school (includes alumni applicants.)
  • Internships: Jan Plan internship applications decreased from 190 in 2012 to 133 in 2013 (30.9%), and internships completed – awarded credit or no credit – declined from 171 to 115 (36%). The number of registered Jan Plan international internships also declined over the 2012-13 academic year. Although the number of countries traveled to remained almost the same, the number of registered Jan Plan international internships declined from 55 to 30 (45.5%). Funded Internships: From 2012 to 2013, Jan Plan applications decreased from 29 to 26 (10.3%) and Summer applications rose from 58 to 70 (20.7%).
  • Fellowships: Colby yielded 4 Fulbrights.