The Colby experience is challenging and uplifting, enlightening and provocative, dynamic and focused. Based on the mutually transformative relationship between professors and students, a Colby education fosters intellectual and personal growth that culminates in the development of graduates who are conscientious, committed leaders. A Colby graduate is inspired.

Career Planning Checklists

The Career Center recently distributed class-specific career planning checklists to all students to help point them in the right direction for the upcoming year. To view these documents, please click on the appropriate class year.


Parent Involvement
Many parents are assisting students by functioning as mentors, offering internships, and generating employment opportunities. In order to provide ready access to such career information, the Career Center has established an online job internship and job bank that we invite you to participate. Together we can optimally prepare Colby students for career advancement and inspired candidates for employment.

Please feel free to post internships, job opportunities and many other announcements for current students on Handshake. Many opportunities already exist on Handshake that are posted by Colby peers, parents, and employers. Please find the information needed to post employment opportunities here. You can also e-mail internship and employment opportunities to

This fall the Career Center will also offer a brand new JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM to provide Colby students with the opportunity to explore potential fields, industries, and organizations of interest and to help them further identify and solidify career aspirations. We are seeking volunteers (both parents and alumni) to serve as potential job shadow hosts for this winter and/or future years and we hope that you will consider participating in this new program. To register, please click on the following link: It is important that you register a new account and please select “Volunteer-Job Shadowing” under “Organization Type” in your Profile. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the job shadowing program, please contact the Career Center at (207)859-4140.

Parents can also assist their students by encouraging them to participate in a uniquely Colby program, PPEP. PPEP is a four-year career development curriculum that inspires success through a sequence of practical workshops, information sessions, and related programming. PPEP embraces students by connecting them to fellowships, internships, job shadowing, Jan Plan and employment opportunities, and graduate studies. PPEP integrates alumni, parents, faculty, and recruiters into Career Center programming. Please visit the PPEP page for information about the four-year curriculum.

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