Career support means building a relationship, not just a résumé. This philosophy is at the heart of Colgate’s four-year career development plan.
The success of students after college is directly tied to the decisions they make during it, and that requires much more than a career checklist. This is about culture. Career support is personal. And this is how Colgate distinguishes itself, with an entirely different level of commitment by a university.
The Colgate approach engages students early, embeds career support into the places they live and learn, and tailors it to the individuals they are. Colgate lets students find their way and their voice. It makes the career process less stressful and so much more manageable by guiding students on how and when to take certain steps. Yet it also demands that students participate in their choices through exploration, self-reflection, and involvement from their family.
The Colgate career approach is integrated into classrooms, clubs, and residential commons. It changes and grows each year, just as students do, to adapt to what they have experienced and what they need. The whole University is determined to help students know what questions to ask, where to get answers, and how to make smart choices all through their Colgate experience to set up a full, successful life after it.