The Career Center in cooperation with College Relations has increased alumni/parent interaction with current students and with one-another. Bridging alumni/parent groups with students aggregate opportunities for mentoring, job shadowing, internships and employment opportunities. The collaboration with both alumni and parent groups not only expands opportunities, but it also boosts interaction and networking throughout our Colby community. The alumni/parent affinity groups build and reinforce connections among graduates, faculty and current students. To date, there are twelve affinity groups. The affinity groups include the following industries:

  • Education
  • International business
  • Government
  • Nonprofit
  • Technology
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Communication and Media
  • Legal Services
  • Financial Services
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Health and Medicine
  • Entrepreneurship

Each of these affinity groups will increase the visibility of a particular industry and its connections to Colby College by sponsoring related events and by participating in the Career Connections Weekend. These events will allow alumni and parents to share industry specific trends, job specifications, and management overviews with interested Colby students. The affinity groups, moreover, will have access to one another in order to build upon their business and Colby relations.

If you are interested in joining an affinity group or learning about others, please register on Colby Alumni and friends LinkedIn portal. We look forward to your support and hope you will join this new and exciting endeavor for an inspired Colby community.