About DavisConnects

Mission

DavisConnects integrates the pursuit of knowledge with a set of global, research, and internship experiences that will enhance the academic experience and prepare our students for life after Colby. In an expanded and reimagined facility, DavisConnects brings together expert staff, inspiring spaces, and powerful resources. The purpose: to prepare students for postgraduate success by integrating classroom learning and off-campus experiences.

The “Industry Expert” Model

DavisConnects turns the traditional career-center model on its head. Our staff offers targeted insight and connections that enable students to build a career-enhancing suite of experiences, knowledge, and perspective. Currently, DavisConnects offers advisors in the following areas:

  • Finance and Consulting
  • Law, Government, and Policy
  • STEM Fields
  • Arts and Communications
  • Health Professions
  • Education and Social Impact

History of DavisConnects

Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15, left, and Colby President David A. Greene.

DavisConnects was made possible by a $25-million gift from the Davis family and a trustee of its charitable foundation, Andrew Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15, in April 2017. Andrew Davis’s commitment to Colby has included serving as a trustee from 1996 to 1999 and as a College overseer from 1999 to 2006.

The Davis family provided a $10-million lead gift to construct the Davis Science Center on Colby’s campus. Their commitment to high-quality, life-changing global experiences has been felt worldwide through such initiatives as the Davis United World College Scholars Program and the Davis Projects for Peace. At present, the Colby campus is home to 60 United World College Scholars, and nearly 250 claim Colby as their alma mater.

Grossman Hall

About Grossman Hall

Grossman Hall is the new home of DavisConnects. Re-opened in fall 2017, the former residence hall was reimagined into state-of-the-art administrative space.
The 8,600-square-foot hall was expanded with a 4,300-square-foot, two-story addition, which has been designed to LEED-specifications. Grossman is a destination for students on campus with the goal to make post-gradudate planning an integral part of life at the College.

About Colby

One of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, Colby offers 58 majors and 35 minors, world-class teaching, and outstanding opportunities for research, internships, and global experiences. Located on 714 gorgeous acres in Waterville, Maine, Colby is home to 2,000 of the world’s brightest undergraduates.