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


percentage of last year’s class who secured jobs, admission to graduate schools, fellowships and scholarships, or military or volunteer service within nine months of graduation.

Trinity West and a group of student interns under a tent.


Triniti West ’23 helped run the food benefits program at West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood Development. She gained this opportunity through Summer on the Cuyahoga, which offers Colgate students paid internships and free housing in Cleveland across a variety of industries.

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Isabella Morse standing on a porch.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Isabella Morse ’21 is one of only 25 American students to receive the Gates Cambridge Scholarship this year, and she is the first Gates Cambridge Scholar from Colgate. In addition to outstanding academic achievement, the program places an emphasis on social leadership in its selection process. The program’s aim is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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The founders of Chicory standing together.


Yuni Sameshima ’13 and Joey Petracca ’13, named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30, cofounded Chicory while participating in Colgate’s Thought Into Action as undergraduates. The contextual commerce advertising platform’s shoppable technology can be found on over 1,600 recipe websites, including Taste of Home,,, and thousands of food blogs and large media sites. Leveraging its extensive recipe network, Chicory partners with leading CPG brands like Campbell’s and grocery retailers like Wakefern to serve hyper-relevant ads to consumers in the moments when they’re planning their grocery purchases.

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

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 and media studies; 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

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.