This year (2014-2015), the Career Center will be launching a new job shadowing program for all Colby students. Students will connect with alumni and Colby parents to spend one to three days learning about a particular job or career field. Shadowing will take place during school breaks, JanPlan, and the summer, as well as throughout the school year for those nearby.


Interested in a job shadow opportunity in Boston? In conjunction with Paving the Road, we’ll be setting up job shadowing opportunities in Boston on October 14, 2014 for those interested in careers outside of the finance industry. Read more at Boston Job Shadow Day 2014

For Students

Are you interested in shadowing an alumnus or Colby parent? Please fill out the survey below to be matched with potential employers: Student Job Shadow Survey

Not sure what to expect? Check out these frequently asked questions: Student Frequently Asked Questions

For Alumni and Parents

Are you an alumnus or Colby parent who would be willing to have a current Colby student shadow you? We would love to include you in our matching database. Please fill out the survey below: Alumni/Parent Job Shadow Volunteer Survey

More information for employers on expectations and the program can be found here: Employer Job Shadow Information Sheet


Job Shadow Time PeriodStudent Deadline to Contact Employer
Fall Semester 201410/14/2014
Winter Break/JanPlan (Mid-December through 2/3/2015) 11/14/2014
Spring Semester (including Spring Break) 2015 2/20/15
Summer 2015 4/17/15
Student matching will begin the first week of September and continue throughout the year. Please contact Sarah Whitfield ’09 at with any questions or comments.


Additionally, the Career Center currently offers two immersion programs to assist students with career exploration and networking in specific industries: Paving the Road to a Future in Finance, and Colby on the Road. Paving the Road focuses specifically on the financial industry, while Colby on the Road focuses on a variety of industries. Please click on the links below to find out more about each specific program.