Colgate Career Services coaches students of all class years through the exploration of career opportunities available to them following graduation.


Getting Started

Before diving into specifics about careers and industries, take stock of the current situation. Students should consider what they bring to the table, and the resources available to them.

A sign in Benton Hall that reads “Start Here”

Contact Career Services

Career advisers, peer advisers, and extensive programming in Colgate Career Services are available to assist students as they begin the process of self-assessment and career exploration. Work with an adviser to build your personalized action plan to make your goals a reality.

Contact Career Services

Schedule an advising appointment

Learn About Careers

Thorough research can help students find career paths that fit their values, interests, personality, and skills. When researching, building a pros/cons list for various industries may be a helpful strategy.

Career Research Resources

This information from Colgate helps students understand the careers pursued by real Colgate alumni of various majors. As a liberal arts institution, Colgate prepares its students for success in a wide variety of fields and careers.

Explore Majors and Careers

The expert career advisers at Colgate have curated significant and effective resources about a variety of fields and industries to help students learn more about the opportunities available to them.

Explore Industry Insights

Information about companies and careers providing the context needed to identify your best job opportunities.

Visit Vault

Features occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and more.

Launch America's Career InfoNet

A tool for career exploration and job analysis, including detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers and students.

Launch O*Net

Published by the U.S. government, this is a comprehensive resource describing most career options.

Launch the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Review video interviews conducted by the Roadtrip Nation team based on your interests (i.e., sports, politics) or a theme (i.e., risk, focus).

Launch Roadtrip Nation

Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, the latest worldwide employment trends, and industry outlooks reflecting international employers. Please contact us to obtain login information.

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Career Development Resources and Programs

Colgate Handshake is an online platform to find jobs and internships from employers seeking Colgate students.

High-impact mini-courses will help prepare you to be a more marketable candidate for summer experiences across industries. From Photoshop to Project Management, Career Services has curated a wide range of programs that are available throughout four enrollment periods.

These opportunities are supported through the generosity of the Robert A. Fox ’59 Management and Leadership Program, the Alan Greene ’51 Investment Studies Program, and the Walters Family

Writing a résumé, finding internship opportunities, networking, and interviewing are all critical components of launching a successful career — but they are not always easy. Our workshops, guides, and online resources are a great place to begin building your personal skill set and brand. Explore the Career Services Toolkit

Start unlocking your career potential with Colgate’s Job Skills Accelerator.

This four-week immersive program offers you the experiences and training sought by employers across industries and job functions — while enjoying summertime at Colgate.

Participants benefit from:

  • Real-world job experience in a micro-internship hosted virtually by Colgate alumni
  • Collaborative growth with peers and alumni through a capstone project
  • Valuable skill development through a microcredential course
  • Courses on communication, professionalism, and leadership

This program is made possible by support from the Alan Greene ’51 Investment Studies Program and the Robert A. Fox ’59 Management and Leadership Skills Program