Interacting with alumni gives students opportunities for networking, chances to explore internship and employment opportunities, and insights on what life might be like after their time on Mayflower Hill. In turn, alumni benefit from reconnecting with their alma mater and giving back in a way that is personal and meaningful.
One of the Goldfarb Center’s most popular programs, True Life After Colby, provides students and alumni with the platform to make these important connections. Each semester an alumnus/alumna returns to campus to have lunch with a small group of students interested in their career field and to discuss the opportunities and challenges they faced as they made their path through the “real world.”
This semester, Michael Cuzzi ’98 met with 21 students to share his experiences as a political, communications, and advance veteran of presidential and congressional campaigns. As senior vice president of VOX Global, Cuzzi works with clients in the energy, sustainability, natural resources, and economic development sectors. The informal setting allowed students to ask questions about the obstacles he had to overcome to be successful, what aspects of his Colby education enhanced his skill set, and his advice for those about to embark on their own careers.
“Mr. Cuzzi was very honest and informative,” said Maddie Neider ’17. “I learned there is no ‘correct’ career path for a person interested in public relations and governmental affairs — many times it is a series of steps that lead to your ultimate destination.”
For more information about the True Life After Colby program, please contact Assistant Director Amanda Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.