THE ELEMENTS OF ALUMNI SUCCESS
A purposeful gathering of people, resources, and experience propels you to lifelong career and personal success.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH LEADING RESEARCH INSTITUTES
ACCOMPLISHED, ACCESSIBLE PROFESSORS
GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT
SMART, AMBITIOUS PEERS
FUNDED RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIPS (around the world)
200+ STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS
CONTRASTING PERSPECTIVES; RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE
CAMPUS CENTERS FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
GLOBAL ALUMNI NETWORK
THRIVING CREATIVE CULTURE
ACTIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
THE NATIONâ€™S FINEST COLLEGE ART MUSEUM
A CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MAINE
EXPERT CAREER GUIDANCE
The insights you gain, the knowledge you build, the confidence and connections you find along the way expand as your mind does.
HOW AND WHY OUR ALUMNI SUCCEED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Research p. 2 Internships p. 4 Global experiences p. 6 OUTCOMES By the numbers p. 8 Our alumni p. 10 The Colby Commitment p. 12
FOCUSED QUESTIONS. LONG-TERM RESULTS. Research trains the mind to ask precise questions. To observe closely. To think creatively. To be resilient in the face of failure. It also elevates the résumé, expanding employment opportunities and distinguishing graduate school applications. Our faculty of leading scholars, scientists, and artists is powerfully motivated to collaborate with students. Partnerships with world-class research and cultural institutions throughout Maine and around the world dramatically expand the offerings.
A FACULTY OF ACTIVE, ACCESSIBLE SCHOLARS AND SCIENTISTS and generous stipends allow students to pursue research all four years.
AN ANNUAL LIBERAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM AND ANNUAL SUMMER RESEARCH RETREAT promote and celebrate the research and creative work of students from across the disciplines; 745 students presented or performed as part of the most recent symposium.
THE COLBY ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM IN THE SCIENCES helps students from diverse backgrounds develop leadership skills in the sciences; participants spend six weeks on campus prior to the start of their first year.
COLBY HUMANITIES LAB courses promote experiential learning—documenting Maine’s musical soundscapes, tracing the history of Italian food culture, and partnering with a local school to re-imagine German folktales.
INTERDISCIPLINARY COMPUTATION majors promote crossdisciplinary thinking and research by combining studies of computer science and any other discipline.
A HUMANITIES CENTER, FACULTY MENTORS, AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT create the perfect conditions to develop your own independent studies project with a humanities focus.
COLLABORATIONS WITH PROMINENT SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTES (such as the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and The Jackson Laboratory) create opportunities for leadingedge oceanographic and biological research.
ADAM LAVERTU ’16
Major in biology interdisciplinary computation with a minor in physics and chemistry, Madawaska, Maine
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS select a topic of interest (among dozens of options that span the curriculum) and begin working with a professor during the fall of their first year.
As an undergrad, Adam took advantage of Colby’s close partnership with The Jackson Laboratory and landed an opportunity to research mouse models for human cancer. After graduating and spending another summer at Jackson Labs, Adam is pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics at Stanford. “Take a liberal arts approach to life’s opportunities and challenges. Enthusiasm to embrace every learning opportunity I can is my most important takeaway from my Colby education.” 3
DISTINGUISHED BY EXPERIENCE. It helps when your first day on the job isn’t your first time on the job. When you know the lingo. When you can draw on first-hand knowledge because you’ve already earned it. Colby students get a running start in the world of work, and set themselves apart in it, through funded internship experiences in any field—in Waterville or anywhere around the world.
COLBY’S CENTERS FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE HUMANITIES create and fund student internships in these areas.
COLBY IS HOME TO THE NATION’S FINEST COLLEGE ART MUSEUM— where world-class collections and partnerships with major museums provide opportunities for student research and curatorial internships.
THANKS TO COLBY’S INNOVATIVE JAN PLAN, students can spend January doing an internship near campus or anywhere around the world.
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In 2015-16 the average internship funding was $1,680 for Jan Plan and $2,145 for summer internships.
A sampling of the 300+ sites where Colby students held internships in 2014-15:
AFLAC GLOBAL INVESTMENTS, ALLAGASH BREWING CO., AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY/DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, AMERICAN RED CROSS, ARLINGTON FREE CLINIC, ASSOCIATION FOR MEXICAN-AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT, DAN MEYER ’16 AUDUBON SOCIETY OF PORTLAND, ORE., AUGUSTA Double major in economics and CRIME LAB, BARCLAYS, BAY AREA ECONOMIC INSTI- mathematical sciences and TUTE, BELGRADE LAKES WATER QUALITY, BELLEVUE statistics, Brookline, Mass. LITERARY REVIEW, BIGELOW LABORATORY, BOSTON Fascinated with the intersection of sports and COMMON MAGAZINE, BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CENstatistics, Dan founded the TRAL MAINE ORTHOPEDICS, CHINA MERCHANTS SECURIColby Baseball Analytics TIES CO., LTD., CHINCOTEAGUE BAY FIELD STATION, Club. His articles on baseball analytics attracted COOK POLITICAL REPORT, CREDIT SUISSE, DARTMOUTHthe attention of MLB front HITCHCOCK MEDICAL CENTER, EAGLE ROCK VET HOSPIleading to an TAL, FIDELIO FILMS, GIRLS WHO CODE, HARDY GIRLSoffices, internship—and now a HEALTHY WOMEN, IBM, JACKSON LABORATORY, JOHNS full-time job—as quantitative HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, JUNGNANG SENIOR analyst for the Seattle HEALTH CENTER OF SEOUL, LAWYERS WITHOUT BOR-Mariners (his dream job). DERS, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY, MAINE DISCOVERY MUSEUM, “Colby did an excellent MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA, MASTERCARD, job preparing me to MAXINE SCHNITZER PHOTOGRAPHY, MEMORY AND think of the right questions, plan and COGNITION LAB AT UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA, MIGRANT execute my analysis, PEACEBUILDING AND RECONCILIATION PROJECT, MINISand then communicate TRY OF FINANCE, MORGAN STANLEY, NATIONAL ENDOWmy results.” MENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH: NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (LABORATORY OF PATHOLOGY), NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF of the countries MAINE, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL, OAKLAND POLICE Some in which Colby students DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, pursue internships: OFFICE OF SENATOR KIRSTIN GILLIBRAND, PBS NEWSHOUR, PENOBSCOT COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S, Belgium China PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, POPULAR MECHANICS, Germany PRUDENTIAL, SEEDS OF PEACE, SHANGHAI HIMALAYAS Haiti ART MUSEUM, SLOSS REAL ESTATE, SMITHSONIAN Nicaragua Russia INSTITUTION, SOTHEBY’S, STANFORD UNIVERSITY NEWS SERVICE, SUSTAINABLE WORKS, TAPROOT THEATRE,Slovenia South Korea THE JACKSON LABORATORY, THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD Suriname PLAYHOUSE, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, THE NEW United States YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCAVietnam TION, UNITED STATED MARINE CORPS, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, VERIZON, WATERVILLE DISTRICT COURT, WEBER SHANDWICK, WORLD WILDLIFE
AN EVOLVING WORLD.
YOUR ENDLESS OPPORTUNITY. Whether learning the nuances of international finance, mastering a foreign language, or pursuing biological field research, approximately two-thirds of Colby students expand their understanding of diverse geographies, cultures, economies, and political systems by studying off campus—choosing among more than 200 programs in more than 60 countries. All students benefit from a curriculum anchored in global perspectives (half of all majors have an international component) and a campus dialogue enriched by students from more than 80 nations.
Whatever their course of study, students graduate with the experience, flexibility, and cultural fluency needed to thrive in the emerging global marketplace.
Colby’s highly flexible GLOBAL STUDIES MAJOR crosses four disciplines— government, history, economics, and anthropology—and includes extensive language study. COLBY ART MAJORS traveled to Washington, D.C., on an annual networking and professional experience trip; they met with directors, curators, and other staff of museums, galleries, collective art spaces, and more.
APPROXIMATELY TWO-THIRDS OF COLBY STUDENTS STUDY ABROAD pursuing opportunities for research, internships, language immersion, and cultural exploration.
PARWANA MOHAMMAD ’16
Major in environmental policy, Mountain View, Calif.
Winner of the prestigious Watson Fellowship, Parwana is traveling to Brazil, New Zealand, Guatemala, and the Czech Republic to explore the experience of childbirth and the role of midwives within historically marginalized communities.
11% OF STUDENTS ARE NON-U.S. CITIZENS, COMING FROM 80+ COUNTRIES.
COLBY STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO A GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL NETWORK OF ALUMNI IN ALL
50 STATES AND MORE THAN 90 COUNTRIES.
“It’s not enough to learn a skill. You also have to be able to know when to use it and when not to use it. This requires one to make judgments based on ethics and morals, which is hard, but with a liberal arts education, you are better equipped for those types of decisions and judgments.”
THE WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW The Waterville and larger Maine communities provide ample opportunities for Colby students to engage in meaningful cultural exchanges—such as making a documentary in collaboration with a local community of Somali Bantu refugees.
BY THE NUMBERS
COLBYâ€™S CENTER FOR DISCOVERY, GLOBAL IMPACT, AND POSTGRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT offers one-on-one guidance, preprofessional advising, skills workshops, on-campus recruiting, and connections to alumni mentors.
THE NUMBERS SAY IT ALL. THIS EDUCATION WORKS. Destinations of the Class of 2015 include
Center for Discovery, Global Impact, and Postgraduate Achievement
Slated to open in fall 2017, the new Center for Discovery, Global Impact, and Postgraduate Achievement will support expanded initiatives to ensure funded access to internships, research opportunities, and global experiences for all Colby students.
of Colby’s Class of 2015 were either employed or in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
Class of 2015 employment by industry
26% Business and financial services 19% Education 12.5% Government,
nonprofit, and social services DEDICATED PRE-HEALTH AND PRE-LAW ADVISORS and a host of related resources (including legal internships and physician shadowing experiences) help Colby students thrive in application processes while maintaining the flexibility to enhance their medical or law practice by pursuing a broad liberal arts education.
12% Other 11.5% STEM 10% Health care 9% Communication,
arts, and media
Colby’s five-year medical school acceptance rate is DUAL-DEGREE ENGINEERING PARTNERSHIPS allow Colby students to earn a B.A. and a B.E. or B.S. from Dartmouth College and Columbia University.
nearly double the 2015 national average.
Colby’s 2015 cycle applicants were admitted to law school (including acceptances at
of the top
law schools): Columbia Cornell Duke Emory Georgetown Harvard NYU University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Southern California University of Texas in Austin Vanderbilt Washington University Yale 9
EARLY SUCCESS Less than a year removed from graduation, these young alumni are already making an impact while building on the experiences and knowledge they gained at Colby.
MAGGIE CHUTTER ’16
Double major in classical civilizations and classics with a minor in Italian studies, Durham, N.H.
The recipient of scholarships that funded study in Athens, Greece, and Padova, Italy, as a Colby undergrad, Maggie spent the summer following her Colby graduation working in a French bakery and now attends the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She plans a career in clinical work. “It’s important to step outside your comfort zone. You won’t know the benefits of a little adventure until you’re able to take that first step.”
QUINCY QIAO ’16
Double major in economics and mathematics with a minor in music, Beijing, China
Drawing on a powerful command of economic analysis and quantitative thinking and building on positive study abroad experiences in Italy and Oxford, England, Quincy works as a foreign exchange options trader for Barclays Capital in London. “I will always remember that being genuinely intrigued by the knowledge awaiting me is the best attitude I can have for life.”
MICHAEL LOGINOFF ’16
Double major in history and Russian language and culture, San Mateo, Calif.
A student government president devoted to collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and trustees to improve the student experience at Colby, Michael now works closely with the president and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald as an executive department analyst. “At Colby, I’ve learned the leadership skills of time management, task delegation, goal setting and execution, and teamwork. I’ve also learned how to research information, develop an opinion, and defend my ideas.”
Other successful alumni include DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN ’64 Major in government, historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
PETE ROUSE ’68
BONNIE MALDONADO ’16
Double major in American studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies with a minor in Italian studies, Bronx, N.Y.
A student leader who worked to create dialogue about the complexities of black, Hispanic, and Latino identities, Bonnie is using her Coro Fellowship to fund experiential study of various sectors of New York City. “There is no simple answer to anything, and nothing can make everyone happy. It is important to do what is best for the collective at the moment.”
Major in history, former chief of staff to President Obama
ERIC ROSENGREN ’79 Major in economics, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
RANDY PAPADELLIS ’79 Double major in administrative science and government, president and CEO of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
LINCOLN PEIRCE ’85 Major in art, cartoonist and creator of the Big Nate comic strip
ANNE CLARKE WOLFF ’87 Double major in English and economics, head of Global Corporate Banking and Global Leasing for Bank of America
JEFFREY PACKMAN ’88 Major in biology, chief development officer of Clementia Pharmaceuticals
ANDREA NIX FINE ’91 Major in philosophy, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker
CECILY VON ZIEGESAR ’92 Major in English: creative writing, novelist and creator of the Gossip Girl series
Our alumni ranks include Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars, governors, senators, Ivy League professors, and Fortune 500 CEOs.
ERIC DECOSTA ’93 Double major in English and classical civilization, assistant general manager of the Baltimore Ravens
HILARY GEHMAN ’93 Double major in sociology and classical civilization, two-time U.S. Olympic team rower
KATHRYN KOSULA ’02 Major in chemistry, cofounder and VP of research and development of Vaxess Technologies
They wear their love of Colby as a badge of pride, helping fellow grads get started— offering referrals, knowledge, internships, networking, and connections.
Learn more about our global network of leaders, influencers, innovators, and inspiring global citizens at colby.edu/mag.
THE COLBY COMMITMENT O ur powerful, simple pledge to every applicant: We meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need without student loans. There is no fee to apply, and extra essays or writing samples are not required. Colby is test flexible—you may submit either the SAT, ACT, or two Subject Tests with your application. We provide funding for research, internships, and global travel. You’ll have access to robust career and graduate school preparation programs.
APPLICATION DEADLINES EARLY DECISION I
Application and financial aid: Nov. 15 EARLY DECISION II
Application and financial aid: Jan. 1 REGULAR DECISION
Application: Jan. 1; financial aid: Feb. 1
Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. In compliance with the Clery Act, which requires Colby to disclose campus crime statistics, you will find Colby’s Annual Safety, Security, and Fire Safety Report at colby.edu/ admissions/cleryreport. NCSDO C25003 12.16
2015-16 AVERAGE FIRST-YEAR FINANCIAL AID AWARD: $43,845 2015-16 COMPREHENSIVE FEE: $61,730 (includes tuition, room, board, and some fees)
FINANCIAL AID AWARDED: More than $30 million