Goldfarb Student Engagement Committee

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 Goldfarb Student Engagement Committee. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 3. Click here to apply and read below for more details.

The Goldfarb Student Engagement Committee provides 12-15 students with an opportunity to gain real-world experiences by working alongside the director and staff in delivering timely and important programs. This newly developed committee will take a leadership role in developing and executing a slate of events that relate to pressing current affairs issues. Members will be selected on the basis of leadership, scholarship, commitment to public affairs, professionalism, and desire to advance the mission of the Goldfarb Center.


  • Work with Goldfarb Center staff to assist in the development, planning, and execution of Goldfarb Center programs
  • Attend twice monthly planning meetings with fellow committee members and Goldfarb Center staff
  • Plan and organize a monthly current affairs event on an issue of public importance.
  • Work with GC staff to design and run student-oriented public affairs engagement projects
  • Represent the Goldfarb Center with professionalism at all times
  • Promote the events and programming initiatives of the Goldfarb Center to attract participation across the greater Colby community
  • Attend and actively participate in Goldfarb Center events


  • Practice and uphold professionalism including responsibility, dependability, and punctuality
  • Sincere desire to work alongside staff to represent the Goldfarb Center in a positive, ethical manner
  • Proven success in the classroom and with other aspects of life at Colby
  • Ability to handle a high level of responsibility with professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Demonstrated abilities or desire to learn skills in event marketing and publicity
  • Desire to learn and develop skill sets described above
  • Juniors (class of 2019) going abroad in the spring are invited to apply for fall 2017 to continue in fall 2018. Juniors who will be abroad in the fall are invited to apply for spring 2018 and fall 2018


  • Have hands-on opportunities to advance projects and initiatives that are important, and can make a difference in the lives of students, faculty, staff, and community partners
  • First invitations to dinners with speakers and faculty
  • Participate in leadership development workshops
  • Experience for resume and opportunity for letters of recommendation
  • Opportunities to learn from top scholars and experts on important subjects that enrich the college learning experience
  • Develop a wide range of skill sets through interactions with fellow students, staff, faculty, and community leaders across disciplines in formal and informal settings
  • Exposure to various campus involvement opportunities
  • Establish professional and personal contacts

Other Information    

  • Approximately 12 to 15 positions are available; we are seeking representatives across all class years and majors
  • Committee members must have availability of 4-6 hours per week depending on the Goldfarb Center’s event and meeting schedule
  • Committee members are responsible for notifying center staff if they are unable to make their scheduled hours and events

Application Procedure

  1. Submit application to the Goldfarb Center no later than May 2, 2017
  2. Students are encouraged to attend a Goldfarb Student Engagement Meeting on Monday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. in Diamond 123. Lunch from Pad Thai Too will be served
  3. References will be checked by Goldfarb Center staff
  4. All selected committee members will be notified by Commencement

Click here to apply >>>

For more information:

Amanda Cooley
Assistant Director