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After Colby

The world approaches. We'll get you ready.


Life is a series of important decisions. At Colby you’ll never have to make them alone. Whether picking classes in your first year, choosing a major, finding the perfect internship, or nailing your dream job interview, you’ll be guided by advisors who know you, professors who believe in you, and career counselors with the knowledge and connections to get you ready for the big stage.

Student and Alumni Success


A global experience is essential—and guaranteed—for every Colby student. Students should also experience a lively international culture on campus. Colby’s innovative DavisConnects program supports internships, research, and global experiences. It attracts the finest students and faculty from around the planet and provides opportunities and experiences to educate the next generation of global leaders.


Fortune 500 companies, global nonprofits, and leading firms that recruit on-campus. Within six months of graduation, 94 percent of the Class of 2020 were either employed or in graduate or professional school.


A host of resources (including internships and job shadowing) help students thrive in application processes while maintaining the flexibility to enhance their medical or law practice by pursuing a broad liberal arts education. Colby’s five-year medical school acceptance rate is nearly double the national average.


Employers expect applicants to show up for an interview with experience on their résumés. So we do everything we can to help students land internships, make meaningful connections, and gain professional know-how. Our professors, alumni, and Career Center counselors will help you find, land, and fund internship experiences in your area interest—and even get academic credit for them.

Alumni Successes

They succeed for a reason. They worked hard to get to Colby in the first place. They gained broad, informed perspectives in their journey through the liberal arts and sciences. They logged valuable experience in the lab and global classroom. They land jobs at leading companies and organizations, win prestigious postgraduate fellowships, and earn advanced degrees at the world’s leading universities. They’re leaders and influencers who nevertheless take time to give back to current students.

Learn more about their successes in Colby Magazine or our Outcomes Report

Bright Futures in Cancer Research

At NCI, young Colbians contribute interdisciplinary scientific thinking.

Must-have Voices

Sophie Dipti Sarkar ’11 works to shift the focus of the environmental movement to include communities of color.

All Charged Up

Powered by liberal arts, GM’s Margaux LeBlanc ’15 works for a sustainable future.

Ameliorating the World

Uzoma “Zo” Orchingwa ’14 offers sensible solutions to prison communications.

A Cause for Color

Katie Southworth ’16 uses art to heal and promote mental well-being.

A Molecular Chess Game

At Yale’s Newhouse Group, award-winning organic chemist Timothy Newhouse ’05 leads a team that makes new molecules with big implications.

Bearing Witness

In Minneapolis, Lester Batiste ’13 took to the streets—and literature.

What Makes a Great Data Scientist? Curiosity.

A liberal arts approach to data helps solve business problems for Jamie Warner ’09.