Faculty Guide to Career Services

Career Services is committed to engaging students early and often through all stages of career development — exploration, planning, reflection, and decision-making.

Students fill the Ho 101 lecture hall for a Career Services presentation on networking
Career Services provides guidance to students through topically relevant presentations such as Networking 201.

Mission of Career Services

Leveraging the Colgate network, Colgate Career Services empowers Colgate students and alumni to engage in strategic exploration, preparation, and action — translating the liberal arts into a lifetime of meaningful work.

Fulfilling the Mission

Colgate Career Services fulfills its mission through:

Career advisors are adept in helping students discover a sense of self and purpose, even when starting from scratch. Once pinpointed, students consult with career advisors savvy in a particular industry, learning the best strategies for career success.

Our advisors conduct research, attend professional conferences, and network with faculty, employers, and alumni partners to stay current on industry trends.

More about career discovery

We employ multiple strategies to cultivate and maintain relationships with providers of diverse post-graduate opportunities.

  • Our online internship and job platform, Colgate Handshake, hosts Colgate Premier employment opportunities specifically targeting Colgate students.
  • Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC): Paid internships, alumni networking, and community housing offered as part of an economic development program in Cleveland.

Learn more about Recruiting and Employer Relations

Partnering with Faculty

For successful outcomes it is vital that Colgate Career Services work together with faculty in providing students with guidance as they prepare for their lives as college graduates.

What You Can Do

In addition to sharing your own insights, please refer students to Colgate Career Services should they inquire with you about general career or industry-specific questions. We are able to assist students in:

  • Clarifying career and academic interests utilizing career assessments.
  • Developing job and internship search strategies.
  • Writing basic or targeted resumes, cover letters, and personal statements.
  • The process of applying to graduate or professional schools, including standardized testing.
  • Preparing for employment interviews.
  • Identifying career resources for special populations: students of color, LGBTQ, veterans, international students, etc.
  • Funding to support unpaid or underpaid experiential opportunities.
  • Receiving academic credit for internships where credit is required.

We ask that the faculty please share any internship or full-time opportunities sent by employers, parents, or former students, as well as student worker positions you have submitted to the Portal. We post these positions to Colgate Handshake where it will receive maximum student exposure. Just email us the description.

We are always considering new ways to reach out to and engage with faculty across campus. If you have ideas of new ways we might collaborate with you or adjust our current practices, please contact us at ccs@colgate.edu.

What We Can Do

Classroom Presentations

One way to help students connect their academic work at Colgate to their plans for life after graduation is to collaborate with Career Services for an in-class presentation tailored to the students in class. A 15-45 minute presentation or workshop in class may be a productive and educational opportunity at a time when your own schedule may require you to cancel class or have a late arrival/early departure. 

Departmental Meetings

Colgate Career Services staff is also available to attend departmental meetings to share current initiatives in career services, provide an overview of services and opportunities, and to collaborate with the department to best meet the needs of students.

Available Subject Matter

Here are a few possible topics we are prepared to present:

  • How to prepare study group participants for their internship placements and applying for summer internships from off-campus.
  • What can I do/What have Colgate alumni done with a particular major?
  • Using Career Assessments to discern interests, values, and career direction.
  • Preparing application materials – targeting resumes and cover letters.
  • Personal statement preparation for graduate school admission.
  • A general overview of Career Services.


To schedule, please email ccs@colgate.edu.

Career Services has funds designated to collaborate with faculty on events designed to expose students to diverse career paths. We also entertain proposals from students to subsidize career-oriented conference registration fees.

Funds are limited, so connect with Colgate Career Services as early as possible to take advantage of these resources.

Colgate Career Services tracks students’ summer and first post-graduate outcomes and can provide department-specific data to aid your work with current students—especially those who seek clarity on what to do with a certain major.

Members of the faculty are welcome to attend on-campus career events, including employer information sessions, to learn more about their interests and processes. Many of our employers seek access to the faculty, and many sometimes members of the faculty will invite the contacts they make with employers or graduate programs into classroom or student organization settings for informational purposes.

If this is something in which you are interested, please contact Recruiting & Employer Relations.

Colgate Premier Employers, 2021–22

Colgate worked with the following employers during the 2021–22 academic year to pair students with post-graduation career opportunities.

  • 374Water
  • 65 Equity Partners
  • Acheson Doyle Partners Architects, PC
  • ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy
  • Advantage Capital
  • Affect Therapeutics
  • AGC Partners
  • Alliance for Citizen Engagement
  • AlphaSights
  • Amazon
  • Ambra Health
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • American Express
  • Apogee Adventures
  • Armory Square Ventures 
  • Assemble Partners
  • Associated Press
  • Atlas Holdings
  • B6 Real Estate Advisors
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Baxter
  • BetterHealthcare
  • Blackstone Real Estate Portfolio Companies
  • Bloomberg
  • BMF
  • BNP Paribas
  • Board of Elections in the City of New York, Queens
  • Bond Benefits Consulting
  • Bozzuto Group
  • Cadent Consulting Group
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates
  • Cato Institute 
  • Center for Women's Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Cerner Enviza
  • Challenge Detroit
  • Child Mind Institute
  • Chimera Securities
  • Citi
  • City Year
  • Class VI Partners
  • Close Concerns
  • CohnReznick
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Colman Brohan & Davis
  • Colony Group
  • Community Memorial Hospital
  • Crestline Investors
  • Crossroads
  • Daversa Partners
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • D. E. Shaw Group
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dinte Global Executive Search
  • dQ&A Market Research
  • DSM Engines 
  • Dunne Marketing
  • Dynasty Consulting
  • Ecosystem Planning and Restoration
  • EF Education First
  • Eight Sleep
  • Empery Asset Management
  • Environment America
  • Epic
  • Evergreen Strategy Group
  • EY
  • EY-Parthenon
  • Family First Life Insurance Company
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Focus Forward
  • FPIA Partners
  • FTI Consulting
  • Galatea Associates
  • Gartner
  • 'Gate Grubs
  • German American Exchange
  • Girls Who Invest
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Gray Panthers NYC
  • Griffiss Institute
  • Guidepoint
  • Hall Capital Partners
  • Handshake Partners
  • Harvard Business School
  • Henry's Fork Foundation
  • Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center
  • HubSpot
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • iD Tech
  • Ikaso Consulting
  • Ipsos
  • Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara
  • JBA Equities
  • Jennison Associates
  • JLL
  • Kivvit
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lord, Abbett & Co.
  • M&T Bank
  • Macquarie
  • MarketBridge
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Maverick Real Estate Partners
  • Maytech Global Investments
  • McMaster-Carr
  • Medalist Partners
  • Mediators Beyond Borders International
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Mizuho Americas
  • Morgan Partners
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motif FoodWorks
  • Mott Haven Fridge Network
  • Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
  • NAI James E. Hanson
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Student Leadership Conference
  • NatWest Markets
  • NBCUniversal
  • NBT Bank
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • NerdWallet
  • NeuroLeadership Institute
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NY Green Bank
  • Omnicom Media Group
  • Opentrons Labworks
  • Overland Summers
  • Oxeon Partners
  • Park Square Executive Search
  • Patch Technologies
  • Paychex
  • Pegasystems
  • Perry Warren for State Representative Campaign Committee
  • Phaidon International
  • Photronics
  • Pinterest
  • Point O'Pines Camp for Girls
  • Post Investment Group
  • Project Rousseau
  • Publicis Media
  • Qontigo
  • Quadrant
  • Raider Hill Advisors
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Reckitt
  • Red Ventures
  • Redgate Real Estate Advisors
  • Regional Economic Models
  • RF|Binder
  • Rivkin Radler
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • Roessel Joy
  • Rookie Road
  • Roux Associates
  • Russell Tobin & Associates
  • Scotiabank
  • Seurat Group
  • Shea & Company
  • Shea Yeleen
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Silverstein
  • Simchick
  • Slalom Consulting
  • Soros Fund Management
  • Southern Teachers Agency
  • Sparrow
  • Spencer Stuart
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Starfish
  • Strategies for Wealth
  • Stryker
  • Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)
  • Summer on the Cuyahoga
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Teach For America
  • The Glimmerglass Festival
  • The Gotham Film and Media Institute
  • The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
  • The New England Center for Children
  • The Office Performing Arts + Film
  • Third Bridge
  • Tigercomm
  • Trace Innovations
  • TransPerfect
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • True
  • Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth College
  • U.S. PIRG
  • Uala
  • United Talent Agency
  • VA New Jersey Health Care System
  • Valet Seller
  • Veeva Systems
  • Venture For America
  • Verve Event Co.
  • Voices Center for Resilience
  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • Women's Association of Venture & Equity
  • Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Lab
  • Ziegler
  • ZS Associates