The Employer Relations team helps students explore career paths by developing long-standing relationships with alumni in a variety of professional fields. Jobs and internships brought in by the team are featured on Handshake and sent to students in Career Services weekly emails. This is one of the primary ways that students may benefit from the Colgate network.
Colgate Career Services celebrates students who have landed jobs, internships, or graduate school acceptances in a variety of industries and areas of study. Through a rigorous liberal arts education, a powerful alumni network, and committed academic and career support, students continue to excel throughout their undergraduate years and pursue successful careers after graduation.
Colgate parents Matthew Myers P’24, a criminal defense attorney, and Brenda Fischer P’24, former chief of the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, led a virtual discussion on March 18, 2021, to offer advice to students exploring legal careers. Made possible through the John A. Golden Fellowship, the webinar allowed students to acquire insight into both sides of the courtroom.
I eventually found the Cossayuna Lake Improvement Association, in upstate New York where my grandparents have a house on the water. I was very interested in the preservation and conservation efforts of the team at C.L.I.A. and I felt as though my experience gave me a clearer understanding of how environmental protection works.
This summer, I interned at the Aflac New York headquarters and rotated through the finance, sales, marketing, and human resources departments. I gained an introductory understanding of each of these departments to get a better idea of how my skills and interests align with a career.
As a Vicki Jan Isler Peace Fellow, I worked with Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), a not-for-profit organization focused on advocacy work and conflict resolution. My responsibilities included research and analysis for a report that MBBI submits to the council every four years.