The Summer Funding requirements and steps are outlined below. Be sure to complete all steps outlined below in order to access your award. Please note, you must comply with each and all of the following steps in order to receive your funding award.
Failure to do so may result in the retraction of your award.
I. Have your resume reviewed and certified
Resumes must be reviewed and certified by Career Services during the 2015-16 academic year and prior to the February 24 deadline in order to be considered for Summer Funding. Certification can often take several trips to Career Services - start early to ensure your document is ready to go by February 24.
II. Begin considering your summer plans
Although you don't need to have a confirmed internship to apply for funding, it is important to be able to articulate your main search criteria in the application. Consult with one of our career advisors for assistance in considering your options.
III. Review the short answer questions of your application and begin crafting your responses
The short answer section of the Summer Funding application requires a great deal of thought. We encourage you to begin crafting your responses well in advance of the deadline. If you log into the application using your Colgate username, it will allow you to save your responses and go back and edit them before submitting.
You can view the application HERE (pdf). However, we will only consider applications submitted online.
IV. Get help on your application materials
Our advising staff can help you craft your responses on the Summer Funding application. Although a consult with an advisor is not required, it is highly encouraged in order to ensure you submit the highest quality application materials possible.
Attend one of our Application Strategy sessions, which will take place February 10-16. Or, schedule a 1-1 meeting with an advisor to go over your responses.
V. Submit your application before Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Access the application on our Application Process page. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
I. Meet with an advisor in Career Services
All students who have applied for Summer Funding and who have not yet confirmed their summer plans are expected to meet with a career advisor between Monday, February 29 and Friday, April 8. Call (315-228-7380) or stop by (Spear House) our front desk to schedule an appointment.
II. Attend a Budgeting Workshop
Discuss the budget research and development process with a member of the Career Services staff. Budget workshops will take place during the weeks of March 28 and April 4. Dates are as follows:
Monday, March 28, 4:30pm
Friday, April 1, 2:30pm
Tuesday, April 5, 11:30am
Wednesday, April 6, 4:30pm
We will offer a WEBINAR budget workshop if (and only if) you're studying abroad, which will take place on Tuesday, March 29 at 9am EST.
III. Participate in a Summer Funding Orientation Session
I will attend one of the required in-person information sessions.
If abroad, I will attend the required virtual information session.
In-person information sessions will take place during the week of April 11.
Monday, April 11, 12:30pm
Monday, April 11, 4:30pm
Tuesday, April 12, 11:30am
Wednesday, April 13, 4:30pm
Friday, April 15, 2:30pm
We will offer a WEBINAR orientation session if (and only if) you're studying abroad, which will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 9am EST.
II. Receive your Final Offer
Career Services will issue final offers within a week of receiving your confirmation form. If we have any questions or concerns about your submission, we will contact you directly to obtain clarification.
II. Participate in an opportunity to present on your summer experience
Next school year, 2016-17, participate in Career Services’ Internship Banquet, SophoMORE Connections, or another on-campus presentation.