DESIGN YOUR FUTURE
MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL Preparation for lifelong success: 2
Guaranteed access to a global experience: 4 Internships with our worldwide network of partners: 6 Funded research with professors and partner institutions: 8 Expert advising for graduate and professional school: 10 Consistent results that prove the value of a Colby education: 12 Early success in every field and industry: 14 A deep commitment to access and opportunity: 16
PREPARATION FOR LIFELONG SUCCESS
A COLLECTION OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS. A GLOBAL NETWORK OF PARTNERS. Your Colby education is a gathering of knowledge, relationships, and experiences. DavisConnects ties it all together:
By helping you leverage Colbyâ€™s worldwide network of partner companies, organizations, and institutions
By pairing you with career advisors who have expertise and connections in your specific area of professional interest
By offering access to internships, research experiences, and global opportunities
A new way of thinking about designing your future, DavisConnects guarantees access to advising and experiences beginning in your first year to help you identify and prepare for a career that aligns with your talents and builds on your interests.
A BOLD NEW MODEL.
GUARANTEED ACCESS TO A GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
We guarantee every student access to a global experience, regardless of their financial circumstances or personal networks— because firsthand experiences with other cultures yield the skills and perspectives needed to understand and tackle problems of global impact. The range of experiences here are as varied as our students’ aspirations.
around the world, at sites such as Bioinnovate Ireland, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, and Peking University First Hospital.
with global corporations and nonprofits such as the Freedom Story, the Scottish Parliament, or the Stockholm Film Festival.
BOUNDLESS EDUCATION. GUARANTEED OPPORTUNITY.
A TICKET TO THE WORLD.
Colby offers nearly 200 pre-established study abroad programs in 60 countries.
Image captured by Julia Saul ’18
The Colby community includes students from more than 65 nations.
More than 10% of Colby students are non-US citizens.
INTERNSHIPS WITH OUR WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF PARTNERS
BUILD YOUR NETWORK. FIND YOUR CALLING.
DavisConnects has provided
more than $1.5M
for student internships, research opportunities, and global experiences. This sampling of internships gives a sense of how opportunities exist to complement any major or career path:
Explore and evaluate career options, make professional connections, and gain an invaluable competitive advantage through internships with Colby’s global network of partner companies and organizations.
Art Institute of Chicago
Bank of America
The Nature Conservancy
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Library of Congress
Maine Film Center
Major League Baseball
General Electric Goldman Sachs
GET YOUR RUNNING START.
FUNDED RESEARCH WITH PROFESSORS AND PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS. You can take on essential questions and sharpen your analytical skills through research with Colby faculty, with partner institutes and on-campus centers, or wherever else your curiosity might lead you.
Land internships on the leading edge of biomedical discovery through Colby’s Linde Packman Lab for Biosciences Innovation and the Jackson Laboratory. Explore the depths of the human experience through the Colby Museum of Art, the Lunder Institute for American Art, and the Center for the Arts and Humanities. Conduct cutting-edge oceanographic research with leading scientific institutes such as the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment. Tackle pressing societal questions through Colby’s Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and the Oak Institute for Human Rights.
FUNDED OPPORTUNITIES. A MIND EQUIPPED TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE: SAM SESSIONS ’19 AND ZACHARY MISHOULAM ’19 contributed to the Jewish History Exhibition Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries ABIGAIL FERRER ’19 explored moralism in the #MeToo era SAM LEE ’21 researched immigration metaphors in political rhetoric
GRACE ANDREWS ’21 studied how alpine lakes respond to climate change XIAOHUI XU ’18 investigated magma batches and volcanic cycling ALICIA FISCHER ’18 compared calcic horizons in southeastern Arizona YUTA MURATA ’19 studied the economic impact of professional sports team relocations
LOUISA BAUM ’21 mapped a digital soundscape of Waterville AUSTIN NANTKES ’19 AND LUCAS DEGRAW ’19 classified galaxy mergers using machine learning SARAH ROSSEIN ’19 assessed social media’s effect on the viewing of art
EXPERT ADVISING FOR GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL Pre-health and pre-law advisors, legal internships, and physicianshadowing experiences help Colby students land spots in the nation’s leading law and medical schools.
Our DavisConnects advisors are also industry experts who provide insight to specific career areas, allowing you to develop a targeted portfolio of experiences, knowledge, connections, and perspectives. Advisors are available in the following areas:
Partnerships with leading research institutes provide invaluable experience and a competitive edge for students going on to pursue advanced degrees and careers in research or scholarship.
Arts and Communications Education and Social Impact Finance and Consulting Health Professions Law, Government, and Policy STEM Fields
COMPELLING EXPERIENCE. PREPARATION THAT MAKES
A DIFFERENCE. DualDegree Engineering partnerships allow Colby students to earn a B.A. from Colby and a B.E. or B.S. from Dartmouth College or Columbia University.
Colby’s five-year law school acceptance rate is
and students have been accepted at 13 of the top 14 law programs.
Colby’s five-year medical school acceptance rate is
of Colby alumni attend graduate or professional school, including many of the nation’s most respected programs.
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY RECENT COLBY GRADUATES Brown
University of California at Berkeley
Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Duke Georgetown Harvard Johns Hopkins MIT
University of California Los Angeles University of Chicago University of Maine University of Michigan
Northwestern University of Pennsylvania NYU Oxford Princeton Stanford
University of Virginia Vanderbilt Yale
EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY FOR THE CLASS OF 2018:
CONSISTENT RESULTS THAT PROVE THE VALUE OF THIS EDUCATION
A DEGREE THAT
INSPIRES RESPECT. The extraordinary value of the Colby education—and the power of its reputation in the world—is seen in the successes enjoyed by our graduates. Colby graduates earn an average annual salary of more than $100,000.
Health & Medicine
Arts & Entertainment
Government, Law, & Consulting
Media & Communications
Colby alumni find early opportunities in careers and graduate school and go on to lead, build, shape, and excel in every profession, field, and industry.
EMPLOYERS FOR THE CLASS OF 2018 INCLUDE: Amazon Bank of America Barclays Capital Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Red Sox Citigroup Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Justice Gagosian Art Gallery Goldman Sachs
Google Microsoft Morgan Stanley NPR Penguin Random House Pricewaterhouse Coopers Prudential Financial Teach for America Tesla The Jackson Laboratory VOX Global
of the Class of 2018 were employed or in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
EARLY SUCCESS IN EVERY FIELD AND INDUSTRY
RISING STARS. EMERGING LEADERS.
Colby is a springboard, offering networks and experiences that help our graduates start their lives after college with a strong sense of purpose and considerable momentum.
THE FACES OF YOUR FUTURE.
JOE YAUCH ’19
THU LE ’19
HANNAH SPRINGHORN ’19
DIEGO HERNANDEZ ’19
Double major in German studies and history
Double major in biochemistry and science, technology, and society
Double major in astrophysics and art history
Double major in Latin American studies and government
Watson Fellowship winner
Teach for America
Through her Watson Fellowship, Hannah will travel the world, visiting communities in Ecuador, Japan, Ethiopia, and Kenya as she studies the relationship between food, running, and body image. A distance runner and member of Colby’s cross country team, her journeys will fuel her interest in global health systems and her aspiration to work in global public health. She credits Colby for allowing her to try everything, fail often, and learn from her mistakes—showing her that risks are not barriers, just part of the learning process.
The most important people in Diego’s life have been teachers, including his incredible professors at Colby. So, in his role with Teach for America, he’s looking forward to teaching eighth grade social studies at YES Prep Charter School in Houston. After that, he’s considering graduate studies in school administration or law.
Off to Gmunden, Austria, to teach English—one of two opportunities he was offered through his Fulbright Scholarship—Joe hopes to model the teaching excellence he benefited from at Colby. In his German studies, he came to understand that the courses that most excited him were sometimes the most challenging. They were also the courses in which faculty support made the most difference in his success. That level of engagement sparked the desire to teach. And after spending this year abroad, he hopes to continue his studies—and his career— in education.
Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Health Sciences University of Michigan
Her work in a sophomore chemistry research lab at Colby proved so much fun that Thu found herself spending weekend nights with her lab-mates playing music and conducting experiments. Now, as she begins her Ph.D. studies, her goal is to continue her research activities and, ultimately, become a professor in public health. In her view, Colby gave her wonderful mentors and advisors; she aims to help others navigate complex concepts with the same degree of helpfulness.
A searchable database means students can access the vast resources of our global alumni network at any time.
OUR ALUMNI INCLUDE: Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright Scholars, Ivy League professors, and Fortune 500 CEOs.
A DEEP COMMITMENT TO ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY
UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS. The most talented students from all backgrounds should have access to the full range of resources and opportunities offered by one of the world’s best colleges.
Families with a total income of $60,000 or less with typical assets can expect a parent or guardian contribution of $0. Families with a total income of up to $150,000 with typical assets can expect an annual parent or guardian contribution of no more than $15,000.
SAT and ACT scores are not required.
More than 95 percent of families with a total income of $200,000 or less qualify for financial aid.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU.
The average financial aid package is more than $53,000.* Our no-loan policy gives you the opportunity to graduate debt-free. *As of July 15, 2019, for the Class of 2023.
There is no fee to apply to Colby.
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/securityreport.
There are no additional essays or writing supplements to submit.
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