The Colgate Outcome

Colgate creates constant opportunities for students to understand how to connect their academics and interests to a fulfilling career direction — one that leads them to potential jobs, graduate school, or service.

This is Colgate Success Viewbook


percentage of survey respondents from the Class of 2019 who secured jobs, admission to graduate schools, fellowships and scholarships, or military or volunteer service within nine months of graduation.

Portrait of Mazie Potton


Mayzie Potton ’22, an English major from Kenai, Alaska, crafted and facilitated storytelling workshops for primary school students in her home state and at the St. Francis Primary School and Sandra Lee Centre in Mbabane, eSwatini, Africa. Her internship used the art of storytelling to amplify student voices and to inspire confidence in young learners.

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Portrait of Shamarcus Doty

Fellowships and Scholarships

Shamarcus Doty ’20, an African studies major from Lexington, Miss., is one of 30 students selected from 800 applicants for the 2020 Rangel Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship prepares students for careers in foreign service through graduate studies, mentorship, professional development, and internships — both on Capitol Hill and overseas at a U.S. embassy.

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A portrait of Yuni and Joey


Yuni Sameshima ’13 and Joey Petracca ’13, named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30, founded Chicory while participating in Colgate’s Thought Into Action (TIA) as undergraduates. The tech firm leverages a recipe network of over 1,400 websites to connect brands and retailers with consumers within recipes. In 2019, they generated more than $6 million in revenue and facilitated $25 million in grocery orders.

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graduation rate, among the highest in the country
formal recruiting partners
students engaged with career services

World-class faculty who care about your success.

Faculty want students to finish college with a foundation of academic rigor and a path to tangible career outcomes. They provide career support, helping students understand where their degree can lead them.

Mary Simonson

Mary Simonson

Film & media studies and women's studies | Simonson helped coordinate internship opportunities during the production of the feature film Odd Man Rush. 

Hockey Film Leads to Internships for Colgate Students

David McCabe

David McCabe

Philosophy | McCabe teaches the Rick Stone ’81 Business Ethics Seminar, a thought-provoking Career Services workshop that explores ethical issues in the workplace.

Joel Sommers

Joel Sommers

Computer science | Sommers collaborates with Career Services on several events, like Prep for Tech, a technical interview preparation program, and the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference trip.

Bandwidth for Change

April Baptiste

April Baptiste

Environmental studies and Africana and Latin American studies | As a faculty co-director of the Residential Commons, Baptiste offers first-year and sophomore students a 10-hour career exploration series.

Residential Commons

Colgate alumni are leaders of business, literature, finance, entertainment, and more.

Colgate alumni are known for their loyalty, accomplishments, and eagerness to connect today’s students to the people and opportunities that can shape a career.