Outcomes

The world approaches.
We’ll get you ready.

Life is a series of important decisions. At Colby you’ll never have to make them alone. Whether picking classes in your first year, choosing a major, finding the perfect internship, or nailing your dream job interview, you’ll be guided by advisors who know you, professors who believe in you, and career counselors with the knowledge and connections to get you ready for the big stage.

Design your future.
DavisConnects

Your Colby education is a gathering of knowledge, relationships, and experiences. DavisConnects ties it all together, guaranteeing every Colby student access to a global experience, internship, and research opportunity, regardless of their financial circumstances or personal networks.

Research

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.

Internships

Explore and evaluate career options, make professional connections, and gain an invaluable competitive edge through internships with Colby’s global network of partner companies and organizations.

Global Experiences

Colby offers nearly 200 pre-established study abroad programs across 60 countries — because firsthand experiences with other cultures yield the skills and perspectives needed to tackle problems of global impact.

Since its inception in 2017, DavisConnects has provided more than $4M for student internships, research opportunities, and global experiences.
This sampling of internships gives a sense of the opportunities that can complement any major or career path:
Art Institute of Chicago | Bank of America | Cincinnati Children’s Hospital | General Electric | Goldman Sachs | Hearst Magazines | IBM | Library of Congress | Maine Film Center | Major League Baseball | Merrill Lynch | NBCUniversal | PepsiCo | Prudential Financial | Smithsonian Institution | Swarovski | TD Securities | The Atlantic | The Nature Conservancy | Wayfair | WGBH Boston

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.

Colby graduates earn a median mid-career salary of more than $100,000.
94% of the Class of 2020 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Colby’s 5-year law school acceptance rate is 91%—and students have been accepted at 13 of the top 14 law programs in the nation.
Colby’s 5-year medical school acceptance rate is 75%—nearly double the national average.

Advising for Graduate and Professional Schools

Expert guidance.

Pre-health and pre-law advisors, legal internships, and physician-shadowing experiences help Colby students land spots in the nation’s leading law and medical schools.

Compelling experience.

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.

Meaningful access.

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.

Alumni Outcomes

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 alumni find early opportunities in careers and graduate school and go on to lead, build, shape, and excel in every profession, field, and industry.

Colby students enjoy consistent success — across a remarkable array of industries.

Employers for the Classes of 2018-’20 include:

Amazon | Barclays Captial | Boston Red Sox | Citigroup | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Department of Justice | Gagosian Gallery | Goldman Sachs | Google | Massachusetts General Hospital | Microsoft | Penguin Random House | PricewaterhouseCoopers | Teach for America | Tesla | The Jackson Laboratory | Vox Global

Approximately 75% 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 include:

Brown | Cambridge | Carnegie Mellon | Columbia | Cornell | Dartmouth | Duke | Emory | Georgetown | Harvard | Johns Hopkins | London School of Economics | MIT | Northwestern | NYU | Oxford | Princeton | Stanford | Tufts | Berkeley | UCLA | University of Chicago | University of Michigan | University of Pennsylvania | University of Virginia | Vanderbilt | Yale

Your insider guide to the
Colby community.