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Overview of Colby’s Career Center
Alisa Johnson, Career Center Director, will lead you through an overview of services offered through the center, describe programming offered for first-year students, internships overview, and how parents can help. To register for a scheduled WebEx on April 23, 2015 from 12 – 1 p.m. EDT.
Many parents are assisting students by functioning as mentors, offering internships, and generating employment opportunities. In order to provide ready access to such career information, the Career Center has established an online job internship and job bank that we invite you to participate. Together we can optimally prepare Colby students for career advancement and inspired candidates for employment.
Please feel free to post internships, job opportunities and many other announcements for current students on the Colby CareerLink. Many opportunities already exist on Colby CareerLink that are posted by Colby peers, parents, and employers. Please find the information needed to post employment opportunities here. You can also e-mail internship and employment opportunities to email@example.com.
This fall the Career Center will also offer a brand new JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM to provide Colby students with the opportunity to explore potential fields, industries, and organizations of interest and to help them further identify and solidify career aspirations. We are seeking volunteers (both parents and alumni) to serve as potential job shadow hosts for this winter and/or future years and we hope that you will consider participating in this new program. To register, please click on the following link: https://colby-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. It is important that you register a new account and please select “Volunteer-Job Shadowing” under “Organization Type” in your Profile. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the job shadowing program, please contact the Career Center at (207)859-4140.
Parents can also assist their students by encouraging them to participate in a uniquely Colby program, Colby Connect. Colby Connect is a four-year career development curriculum that inspires success through a sequence of practical workshops, information sessions, and related programming. Colby Connect embraces students by connecting them to fellowships, internships, job shadowing, Jan Plan and employment opportunities, and graduate studies. Colby Connect integrates alumni, parents, faculty, and recruiters into Career Center programming. Please visit the Colby Connect page for information about the four-year curriculum.