THE ELEMENTS OF ALUMNI SUCCESS
Itâ€™s a new model for the liberal arts: a purposeful gathering of people, resources, and experiences that 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 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; 742 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 minors 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 Lab, 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 firsthand 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 2016-17 the average internship funding was $1,273 for Jan Plan and $2,097 for summer internships.
A sampling of sites where Colby students recently held internships:
ABODESTORY PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE, ADAPTIVE INSIGHTS, ALBA-TECHNIC, LLC, ALTRIA, AMPLITUDE CAPITAL, ARTISAN HEALTHCARE CONSULTING,BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH, BARCLAYS CAPITAL, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, BAYWATER PROPERTIES, BIGELOW LABORATORY FOR OCEAN SCIENCES, BOSTON REALTY ADVISORS, BOTTOMLINE DAN MEYER ’16 TECHNOLOGIES, INC, BREAKTHROUGH, BROWN BROTHERS HARRIDouble major in economics and mathematical sciences and MAN & CO., BTIG, BURLINGTON COUNTY ENGINEERING OFFICE, CANADIAN SCHOOL FOR CLASSICAL STUDIES, CENTRAL MAINEstatistics, Brookline, Mass. Fascinated by the GROWTH COUNCIL , CHINA CENTRAL TELEVISION, CITIGROUP CORP, COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS, COLUMBIA UNIV- intersection of sports and statistics, Dan founded ERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOTHORthe, Colby Baseball Analytics ACIC SURGERY, CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES, CREDITSIGHTS Club. His articles on CULTURAL SURVIVAL, DE LA CRUZ & CUTLER, LLP, DESILVA AND analytics attracted PHILLIPS, EF EDUCATION FIRST, ENTERPRISE IRELAND, baseball the attention of MLB EYE CARE OF MAINE, FIRST DATA CORPORATION, FOREST FOUNDAfront offices, leading to TION, FORGE WORLDWIDE, GOLDMAN SACHS , GREATER LOVELL an internship—and now LAND TRUST, HIGH MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE, HIGHLAND ANIMAL a full-time job—as a HOSPITAL, HIGHTOWER INCORPORATED, HURRICANE ISLAND quantitative analyst for FOUNDATION, IMPULSTANZ, ISLA MUJERES ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD the Seattle Mariners (his dream job). SCHOOL, JOHN THEURER CANCER CENTER AT HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, KENNEBEC COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, KORU, “Colby did an excellent LIFECYCLE RENEWABLES, INC., LOCKHEED MARTIN, MAINE job preparing me to CITIZENS FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS, MAINE GENERAL HEALTH , MAINE think of the right LAKES RESOURCE CENTER, MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING questions, plan and NETWORK, MAINEHEALTH, MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, execute my analysis, MN ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE, MORGAN STANLEY , NATAN KLINE, and then communicate NATIONAL JOURNALISM CENTER, OCEAN MAMMAL INSTI- my results.” TUTE, OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES, INC., OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN CARNEY, OFFICE OF MANAGMENT AND BUDGET, OFFICE Some of the countries OF U.S. SENATOR ANGUS KING, OVERLAND , PORTLAND in which Colby students COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS , pursue internships: PRIMARY SOURCE, PRUDENTIAL, REGENTATLANTIC CAPITAL, Bangladesh RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU), Chile RIDGEWOOD ENERGY CORPORATION, RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT, ROUNDTABLE INVESTMENT PARTNERS AND CARLEON China Germany CAPITAL PARTNERS, SAGE CORPS, SRI INTERNATIONAL, Guatemala STATE STREET GLOBAL ADVISORS, STIFTUNG LOUISENLUND, Hong Kong SURVEYMONKEY, SWAROVSKI, TELEVISION BUREAU OF ADVERTISIndia ING, THE ACCESSORY THINK TANK, THE TONIGHT SHOW Lithuania STARRING JIMMY FALLON, THE WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATINMorocco Republic of Korea AMERICA, THOUSAND ISLAND BIOLOGY SERVICES, THREE BAYS PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION, TIDESMART, TIME MAGAZINE, Russia TRAVELERS INSURANCE, TRIPLE TREE, TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN,Sierra Leone South Africa U.S. SENATE, UCSF READILAB, UNITEDHEALTH GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF JACKSON, UNUM, VHB, VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA, VOX GLOBAL, W5 WEB DESIGNS, WASTE MANAGEMENT, WBGO, WEEDEN & CO,
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 70 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.
THE COLBY DAVISCONNECTS PROGRAM guarantees access for every Colby student to a global internship or research experience.
10% OF STUDENTS ARE NON-U.S. CITIZENS, COMING FROM 70+ 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 DAVISCONNECTS PROGRAM 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 recent graduates include:
Supporting access to global internships and research opportunities, regardless of ability to pay, the new DavisConnects program—housed in a renovated Grossman Hall—gives students the opportunity to design their own future.
of Colby’s Class of 2016 were either employed or in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
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.
Class of 2016 employment by industry
27% Business and financial services
20% STEM 16% Education 12% Other 11% Communication, arts, and media
8% Government, nonprofit, and social services
6% Health care 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 2017 national average.
100% of Colby’s 2016 cycle applicants were admitted to law school (including acceptances at
15 20 of the top
law programs): Boston University Columbia Cornell Duke Georgetown Harvard NYU University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Michigan University of Pennsylvania University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia Vanderbilt Washington University
EARLY SUCCESS These young alumni are already making an impact while building on the experiences and knowledge they gained at Colby.
QUINCY QIAO ’16
BRANDON BLACKBURN ’17
Double major in English and German studies, Brooklyn, N.Y.
A Senior Scholarship Award winner and Farnham Writers’ Center Tutor of the Year, Brandon advises students to surround themselves with friends, mentors, and hobbies and to learn from their mistakes. He is teaching English in Lower Saxony through an ETA Fulbright scholarship to Germany, the second of his Colby career. “When I came here, I felt like I had something to prove. I don’t really feel like that anymore—now I have something to teach, something to show.”
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.”
BATURAY AYDEMIR ’17
Double major in biology (neuroscience concentration) and chemistry with a minor in classical civilization, Kayseri, Turkey
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the recipient of the Samuel R. Feldman Pre-Med Book Prize and the Alan Samuel Coit Biology Prize, Baturay credits his professors with invaluable career, research, and personal advice. He is studying medicine at Harvard Medical School. “At Colby, I learned to appreciate the way humanities can help us make decisions when there is no clear answer.”
Other successful alumni include DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN ’64 Major in government, historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
PETE ROUSE ’68 Major in history, former chief of staff to President Obama
ERIN BREEN ’17
Major in psychology with a minor in managerial economics, Westlake Village, Calif.
With transferable skills of collaboration, analysis, synthesis, academic writing, and oral presentation gained in the classroom and through research funded by a Goldfarb Center grant, Erin—winner of the Ernest Parsons Business Administration Prize— has secured a position with the advertising agency Hill Holliday. “I’ve become so much more socially aware. I’ve learned how to look at things with perspective and challenge my views through active listening.”
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 international network of leaders, influencers, innovators, and inspiring global citizens at colby.edu/mag.
THE COLBY COMMITMENT O ur powerful, simple pledge to every student: 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 self-report the SAT, ACT, or two Subject Tests with your application. We guarantee a global internship or research experience, regardless of your ability to pay. You’ll have access to robust career and graduate school preparation programs.
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2016-17 AVERAGE FIRST-YEAR FINANCIAL AID AWARD: $47,440 (as of Aug. 1, 2017)
2017-18 COMPREHENSIVE FEE: $66,780 (includes tuition, room, board, and some fees)
FINANCIAL AID AWARDED: More than $30 million (every year)
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