Preparation for Life
The ultimate payoff of a Colgate education is the type of well-rounded person one becomes.
Colgate gives students a profound ability to gather facts, summon reason, solve problems, and communicate with power. It teaches people to see many perspectives, to embrace responsibility, and to engage society. The students of Colgate carry its values. And one day they carry out the value of a Colgate degree, which opens doors to career success with its reputation for excellence.
This rigor of a Colgate education is the best training for professionals who can launch out and solve the world’s most challenging issues. The core curriculum itself — ambitious and constantly updated — teaches not just topics but habits of mind. The core takes students through an intellectual exploration of questions that every educated person will need to deal with at some point in their lives. The courses cross all majors, reflecting a world that never fits neatly into one discipline.
This is what it feels like to have the best of a research university and a liberal arts college in one. This is why Colgate graduates emerge so ready to make a living and make a difference. Employers and graduate school admission officers know it.
Career Services Toolkit
Colgate offers guides, workshops, and online tools to help students prepare for internships and develop career skills. It amounts to a tool kit, including guides to:
- Craft, tailor, and target a résumé and cover letter
- Design outreach emails to employers
- Dress for professional success
- Build a network
- Understand professional conduct and ethics in career searching
- Write thank-you notes
- Succeed in different interviewing formats and styles