Colby on the Road: Connect to … is a career immersion program intended to connect current students to potential careers of interest.

The program is a daylong event in a major metropolitan area (transportation will be provided), consisting of a series of employer site visits and networking opportunities. Colby on the Road is a wonderful venue through which to immerse yourself in a specific industry, and to build connections with successful alumni and parents in that field.

COLBY ON THE ROAD 2013: Connect to Careers in Healthcare

The Fall 2013 trip will focus on careers in health care, and will travel once again to Boston.  All students are invited to apply but attendance is limited to 30 students.  It will take place on Tuesday, October 15th. Below please find the schedule for the day’s events.*  A $20.00 deposit (refunded when you attend the event on October 15) is required of accepted students.

6am Bus leaves Colby
9:30 Site Visit #1: Tufts Dental and Medical Schools
Noon Site Visit #2:
Lunch Reception at Massachusetts General Hospital with Panel presentation
by current Colby alums who are medical school students in the Boston area
1:30 Tours of MGH, presentations about careers in public health and clinical research
6:00 Alumni/Parent Affinity Group Mixer and Panel Presentation on Healthcare
Trends and Challenges
8:00pm Bus leaves Boston
~11:00 Bus returns to Colby


PLEASE NOTE: In order to register, you must submit an application. Applications, including an essay expressing your interest in the program and Career Center-approved resume, are due: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at 4:00 p.m.  **You MUST have your resume reviewed prior to application.  Before asking for a review, consult the Career Center Resume Guide, found in the Colby CareerLink Document Library and be sure that your resume is formatted according to the information in that guide.  Help with and review of  your resume can be obtained by bringing a copy of your resume to the Career Center Resumania Event in Pulver Pavilion on Friday, September 13 from 11-1, by coming to Career Center Drop-in Hours (see the Career Center main page for hours), or by sending your resume via e-mail to <> for review by a CDA.

There is an option, if you are going to already be in Boston for the long weekend, to join the group at the first site visit and return to campus on the bus in the evening.  Whether you ride on the bus or not, a $20.00 deposit will be required, refunded when you participate in the program on the 15th.

All students accepted to participate will be required to attend one of two pre-program orientation sessions on October 9.

Download Application Here  PLEASE NOTE: The application is a writeable .pdf  document– fill it in completely (you may need to update your version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to do so) and then click to “sign.”  To submit the application, you can upload it in our CareerLink system (put “Colby on the Road” in the search field to find the “job”listing and use the “apply” button) OR download and print the completed application to submit to the Career Center along with a copy of your reviewed resume.

.  Contact the Career Center at 207-859-4140 or at with any questions.

View photos from our January 2012 Trip here.

*Schedule may be subject to adjustments.