Katie Monteleone ’18: News Assistant at NPR

I currently work at NPR as a producer for the TED Radio Hour. I started out as an intern (which is a great way to get your foot in the door at NPR) and worked my way up from there. As a producer, my responsibilities range from editing, scoring, and mixing audio segments for the...

Alison Zak ’18: Brand/UX Writer at Nift

I’m a Brand/UX writer at the startup Nift, where I work on anything from emails, press releases, website and app copy, to user experience research and testing, to personalized care for our partner businesses. Writing in my career is a lot more about doing research and testing to learn what to write, rather than just...

Allyson Downey ’01: Entrepreneur and Author

“My English major from Colby helped train me to think analytically, to go deeper than what’s on the surface, and question assumptions. I also honed my writing skills there, specifically around making a persuasive, cogent, and concise argument.” -Allyson Downey Allyson is an entrepreneur, MBA, writer, and parent who has built a career on the...

Dakota Rabbitt ’14: Senior Account Executive at Genuine

I’m a Senior Account Executive at Genuine Interactive, a Boston-based advertising agency. I’m also a freelance writer. Previously, I was an Account Executive at BBDO Worldwide in New York City. I work in a very creative environment, surrounded by copywriters and visual designers. While I work on the client services/business development side, the skills I...

Cara Kilgallen ’02: Associate Professor of English at Sacred Heart University

I am an associate professor of English at Sacred Heart University, co-director of the University’s Writing Across the Curriculum/Professions program, and incoming chair of the Department of Language and Literature. After graduating Colby in 2001, with a double major in English and Spanish, I pursued a PHD in American literature at Fordham University.  Completing my...

Jula Gilstein ’08: Online Editor at NEJM Catalyst

I edit, write for, and manage the website for NEJM Catalyst, a sister publication to The New England Journal of Medicine that showcases efforts to improve health care delivery. I’m also NEJM Catalyst’s social media manager and e-newsletter writer. I found the job thanks to a fellow Colby English major alumna, but my background in content...

Colin Finn ’18: Customer Experience Associate at Bonobos

I’m currently working as a Customer Experience Associate for Bonobos, the men’s clothing company, in New York (my manager, Mike Langley ’12, was also an English major). It’s a great position from which to observe and identify all of the different parts of one of the most disruptive and successful companies around. While it’s cliche...

Jenny Chen ’12: Science Writer at Yale School of Medicine

I work as a science writer at the Yale School of Medicine.  After I graduated, I worked at a newspaper, lost that job, became a freelancer, and then took this job at Yale! I get to talk to a lot of doctors every day, learn in-depth about their work and medical conditions. Most of the stuff I...
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Sarah Neal ’18: Federal Affairs Intern at New England Council

My name is Sarah Neal and I graduated in 2018 as a French and English double major with a concentration in Creative Writing. I’m currently an intern on the Federal Affairs team of the New England Council, a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public/private organizations. I am working in their D.C....