As Colgate University celebrated its 200th year, we also hosted our 200th Colgate Professional Networks event in New York City.

Colgate Professional Networks spark crucial connections and cutting-edge conversations between alumni, students, and family members.


Professional Networks host dynamic events that connect members of the Colgate community by areas of industry, helping both alumni and current undergraduates to leverage the exceptional Colgate alumni network. 

Whether your goal is to expand your own professional network, hear from leaders in your field, explore new industries, engage in cutting-edge conversations, discover employment options, or seek expert opinions, Colgate faithful around the world are ready to connect with you.

Professional Networks allow alumni, family members, and students to inspire and learn from each other as they engage with the University. 

Individual Networks

Below is a list of Colgate's active Professional Networks. The University automatically updates alumni about any events related to the profession currently listed in their alumni profile.

To ensure you receive information on Networks events near you, update your profile via the alumni portal or contact Jillian Cole at

Students who are interested in learning more about the Professional Networks may contact Chelsea Lehman at

With its initiative in arts, creativity, and innovation, Colgate bridges academic disciplines. Through the Arts, Creativity, and Innovation Professional Network, we build connections between members of the Colgate community who find their calling or their passion in the performing and fine arts, arts business and management, design, film and media production, museums, arts and cultural policy, or the written and spoken word.

To learn more or join this network, contact

The mission of the Common Good Network is to build a community of Colgate alumni and parents employed at non-profit organizations, government agencies, or other social good enterprises for the purpose of advancing alumni career success and creating professional on-ramps for undergraduates through the Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE).

To learn more or join this network, contact

The Consulting Network highlights the great influence the Colgate community has on consulting. Bringing together consultants from a range of specialty areas, this network is designed to assist with professional development for those currently in the industry and to support students starting their consulting careers.

To learn more or join this network, contact

The Digital Business and Technology Network is a community of alumni and parents employed in these industries. They seek to provide professional networking opportunities with other Colgate alumni, while supporting undergraduate mentoring programs like internships and a Day in the Life.

To learn more or join this network, contact

Following the success of the Thought Into Action program, Entrepreneur Weekend, and the ENY Fund, alumni volunteers created the Colgate Entrepreneur Network. This community of alumni and parents includes those who are employed or own start-up companies, are venture capitalists, or are considering entrepreneurial opportunities outside their current occupation.

To learn more or join this network, contact

The Finance and Banking Network consists of alumni and parents currently employed in the financial services industry who are committed to staying connected to the institution and other community members while supporting Colgate’s fundraising efforts. There are more than 3,000 members in the network, which is led by an alumni volunteer committee with the guidance of an on-campus coordinator.

To learn more or join this network, contact

The Health and Wellness Network is a community of alumni and parents employed in healthcare, health education, wellness, mental health, and nutrition. The network works with pre-med students, peer educators, and Wellness Institute interns to create mentorship opportunities.

To learn more or join this network, contact

Piloted by David Kusnetz ’09 and Robert Sobelman ’08, the Lawyers Association currently offers a network for alumni and parents who share the dual bond of Colgate and the legal profession.

To learn more or join this network, contact

The Marketing, Media, & Communications Network was created to connect students and alumni with shared interests and experience in the communications field. This network is for anyone interested in, or currently working on, the creation and delivery of messages, information, and images to a wide variety of audiences via print, digital, and broadcast.

To learn more or join this network, contact

The Real Estate Council provides a unique network for undergraduates, alumni, and parents to develop and maintain contacts with the diverse group of Colgate University alumni in the commercial real estate and building industries.

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To join this network, contact

The STEM Network connects those in the Colgate community with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math — whether they are currently working in these fields, or have an interest in learning more about them.

To learn more or join this network, contact

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