Take a deep dive into the industries that most interest you. Colgate Career Services has compiled helpful information, resources, and opportunities to help you get started.
Do you have strong communication skills and an ability to think on your feet? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment that values social media and technology, and do you enjoy utilizing sound customer service skills? If so, a career in advertising may be for you.
Are you creative? Are you inspired by collaborating with other creative minds? Do you value design and innovation and seek to pursue those qualities in a career? If so, then a career in the arts may be for you.
Biology and Life Science
How are humans different from other animals? How does sugar consumption impact the onset of diabetes? If you find these types of questions appealing, you may want to explore the field of biology and life sciences.
Chemistry is a physical science concerned with what matter consists of, what its properties are, and how it behaves. The scientists and technicians who do chemical research focus on the different kinds of atoms, how they interact and bond with one another, and how they interact with energy.
Common good careers are values-driven work opportunities. They exist in all three sectors: public, private, and nonprofit. Common good careers often address issues of public concern and are motivated more by mission than by profit.
Consulting firms provide expertise to assess problems facing organizations, formulate recommendations, and help implement solutions in order to achieve the objectives of their clients.
Are you creative by nature, and do you enjoy employing your creativity on media and technology platforms? Are you looking for diverse opportunities to utilize your creativity in an innovative, technology-driven world? If so, then a career in digital media may be for you.
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you enjoy writing, reading, and interacting with students of all ages? Consider exploring a career in education.
Are you enterprising and creatively-minded? Do you enjoy taking “the road less traveled”? Consider exploring careers in entrepreneurship or at start-up companies.
Finance and Banking
Are you hard working? Do you enjoy dealing with quantitative problems? Do you possess strong analytical skills? If so, consider exploring careers in the finance and banking industry.
Geologists work to understand the history of our planet. The better they can understand Earth’s history the better they can foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future.
Do you tend to think about international relations and how other countries interact with each other? Are you passionate about another culture or language? If so, you might want to consider a career path in international affairs.
Journalism and Broadcast Media
Are you investigative and inquisitive by nature? Do you enjoy both technical and creative writing and value attention to detail? If so, then a career in journalism may be for you.
Do you enjoy thinking strategically and solving problems? Do you have a “can do” attitude, enjoy working on a team, and perform well under pressure? If so, then a career in marketing may be for you.
Mathematics and Physics
Mathematics is the science of numbers and their combinations, operations, generalizations, and abstractions. Physics is a comprehensive natural science dealing with the interaction of matter and energy.
Are you interested in the physical well-being of others? Do you like to solve real world problems? Do you find yourself contemplating how things work? On how you can have an impact on individuals? Consider exploring a career in medicine.
Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Are you curious about how biological processes, organisms, and systems are leveraged to improve the quality of human life? Have you ever wondered how the bark from a tree becomes the medication used to treat disease? If collaborative and innovative scientific discovery across a broad range of scientific disciplines appeals to you, then you might want to investigate the careers within biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Do you have strong writing skills and keen problem-solving abilities? Are you in tune to current news in print and media? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? If so, then a career in public relations may be for you.
Does the idea of being an advocate excite you? Would you like to impact your local, state, or federal government in a meaningful way? If you enjoy fighting for public causes then you may want to consider a career in public service.
Are you detail-oriented and enjoy seeing the production of text from the beginning stages to the end? Do you value the creativity in designing and selling publications? If so, then a career in publishing may be for you.
Are you goal-driven and enterprising by nature? Do you enjoy interacting with colleagues and potential clients? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider exploring careers in the real estate industry.
Technology and Computing
Are you a problem solver who enjoys using computer applications and devices? Consider exploring technology and computer science careers.