Outside of the classroom, Colgate students work hard on their career preparation. Along with the University’s rigorous liberal arts education, Career Services’ four-year development plan offers students a framework with actionable steps to take during each undergraduate year.
The staff at Career Services would like to recognize and celebrate student accomplishments this year. Here are just a few snapshots of Colgate success:
Business Services and Consulting
Colgate’s interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students for the diverse opportunities that the consulting field has to offer and it has become a popular career option among Colgate students. Dipesh Khati ’22 was hired as an associate at EY-Parthenon, a top global strategy consulting firm, after learning about the field at an annual Career Services event.
“SophoMORE Connections helped me learn about consulting as a career option. [Associate Director of Career Development] David Loveless helped me learn to navigate the Colgate network to find more information on consulting and later helped me prepare for interviews,” says Dipesh.
Bella Stamati ’22 will join the team at Deloitte as a strategy analyst following graduation. She said that Career Services assisted with every step of her career journey — helping target her résumé to consulting positions, preparing to interview, exploring different consulting opportunities, and evaluating offer letters.
This summer, Arnab Hait ’24 is heading to New York City to work as a sales and trading analyst at Credit Suisse. “Networking with Colgate alumni currently working in the financial services industry helped me find an opportunity,” says Arnab. “They also helped me learn more about the dynamics of financial markets.
Catherine Cargian ’22 secured a position as an investment banking analyst at Jefferies upon graduation. She participated in the company’s women in finance program through Colgate Premier — Career Services’ formal recruiting program — helping her obtain a junior-year internship at the firm. After the internship was complete, Catherine received a return offer for a full-time position.
After graduation, Maxwell Young ’22 will join Atlas Holdings as a private equity analyst. After networking through a Career Services event, Maxwell secured an internship at the firm, which led to a full-time offer. He advises students to attend info sessions to narrow their interests and gain awareness of an industry’s culture and recruitment timelines.
Arts and Communications
Cat Munoz ’23 searched on Handshake — Colgate’s job and internship board — for opportunities where she could employ her writing abilities. She landed in content marketing at Civis Analytics, a Chicago-based data science software and consultancy company that works with nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies.
Elsa O’Brien ’25 will participate in a six-week career development workshop with The Gotham Film and Media Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to independent film. She is one of nine Colgate students who are participating in the workshop and these opportunities were brought to students by Jeff Sharp ’89, Colgate trustee and executive director of The Gotham.
Science and Medicine
Offering opportunities such as semester-long research and real-world EMT experience, Colgate is an ideal incubator for science and health professionals. Colgate’s Health Science Advising Committee guides students through their curricular choices to help prepare them for future opportunities and graduate programs.
Justice Wysinger ’23 will be a part of the National Science Foundation’s research experiences for undergraduates program, designing and conducting her own research with a mentor at Zoo Miami. Jordan Marx ’24 secured an internship with the virology group working on COVID-19 vaccines at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Brandon Peng ’22 was hired as a cancer biology lab research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He advises students that not every interview will go as planned, and persistence is important. “Career Services helped me build my résumé freshman year,” he says. “It carried me through a lot of lab interviews and was a large factor in helping me land this opportunity.”
Also gaining lab experience, Labib Mamun ’24 will work this summer as a member of the Johns Hopkins neuroHIV comorbidities scholars program, JHNeurophytes. Leveraging the financial support of the John A. Golden '66 Fellowship, he will help research the neuroimmune effects of HIV infection in the brain. Labib met with Career Advisor Courtney Aldridge, who directed him toward resources to search for internships and assisted him with strengthening his résumé.
Joey Tenner ’22 will work in financial and hospital operations at Northwell Cancer Institute. To land the job and stay on track, Joey held monthly one-on-one meetings with career advisers, networked with Northwell employees, and gained real-world experience as an EMT and firefighter.
Peers can play an important role in the career exploration of fellow students. Lily Davisson ’22, volunteered to co-facilitate the mock technical interview workshop during Career Services' annual Prep for Tech event. After majoring in computer science at Colgate, she joins the team at Microsoft as a software engineer.
Callie Schineller ’22 will work as a software engineer in Capital One’s technology development program following graduation. Callie met with Career Advisor James Reed, who shared best practices for post-graduate job searches. She landed the position at Capital One after a recruiter took notice of her Handshake profile and messaged her on the website.
Chau Pham ’22, computer science major and Colgate graduate school access fund recipient, will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst for an MS and PhD in computer science.
Public Policy and Law
Colgate’s liberal-arts focus on analytical thinking and crafting compelling arguments is well suited for those interested in pursuing law and public policy. Rose Corcoran ’22 will attend Georgetown University Law Center in the fall to pursue a JD. Through Career Services, she also received help with application preparation for law school, learned to tell her story succinctly, and had conversations with experienced alumni to gain knowledge of the industry.
Another successful graduate school applicant is Gabrielle Sorresso ’22, who turned to Career Services to help prepare her application to Cornell University’s PhD program in public policy. Advisers offered her support to craft her undergraduate experiences into a compelling graduate school application. “It was great to get some advice on how to focus and present my research experiences and academics in the best light to prospective schools,” she says. Gabrielle is also the recipient of the Sage Fellowship at Cornell, which provides a full-tuition scholarship, summer funding, and more.
Veronica Villavicencio ’24 will gain experience at the global law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP this summer as a pro bono college summer intern. She met with Career Advisor Kat Koloszvary to help her with decisions and prepare for interviews. Veronica encourages students to reach out to alumni who can help with learning about an industry and finding opportunities of interest.
Mateo Inoa ’23 will spend his summer as an intern with Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates in New York City at the American Museum of Natural History.
After receiving help with her applications through Career Services, Chloe Ellison ’22 will attend the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, pursuing a dual degree in education, culture, and society and public administration. Avery Martinez ’22 will pursue a graduate degree from Columbia University in Japanese pedagogy. She advises students to “get in touch with professors as early as possible, as they can have a massive impact on your application process.”
The dedicated staff at Career Services are proud of the successes of each Colgate student. We offer every achievement — whether an internship, job, research opportunity, graduate school, or volunteerism — our sincere congratulations.
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