Class of 2015 reports strong one-year outcomes

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A non-profit in Nepal is the recipient of a $10,000 KIND Cause award, thanks to the efforts of a Colgate alumna and a little help from the Colgate community.

Children and Youth First USA Executive Director Amanda Brown ’15 said that the funds won in the KIND contest will help her organization launch a new science, technology, engineering, and math program for women and girls in Nepal.

“This grant enables us and our partner, Women in STEM Nepal, to provide free coding classes to hundreds of girls and women across the Kathmandu Valley,” said Brown, who helps run the organization dedicated to assisting children and youth from marginalized families in Nepal.

“The winner was determined by online voting, and the Colgate community was a huge help in securing this win. Colgate also helped make this happen by coaching our organization when I was part of the Thought Into Action program,” Brown said.

Brown is just the most recent example of post-graduation success for the Class of 2015, as newly released first-destinations data collected by Colgate’s Center for Career Services shows remarkable outcomes for students just one year after graduation.

With an 85-percent response rate, 96 percent of graduates in the Class of 2015 report being employed, admitted to graduate or professional school, or awarded a national or international fellowship.

Top graduate schools for the class include Harvard, Yale, Columbia University, and Boston University. Graduate school enrollment one year after Colgate is at a four-year high, with 14.9 percent saying that they are working on an advanced degree.

Only 1.6 percent of students report that they are still in transition or seeking new jobs — the second-lowest rate in five years.

Top employers of the Class of 2015 include the National Institutes of Health, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Google Inc., EY, Deloitte Consulting LLP, PwC, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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