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. Meet with an advisor for 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.
IV. 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.
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.
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 and locations are still TBD.
We will offer a WEBINAR budget workshop if (and only if) you're studying abroad. More information will be forthcoming.
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. Dates, times, and locations are still to be determined.
We will offer a WEBINAR orientation session if (and only if) you're studying abroad. More information will be forthcoming.
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.