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  • Career Services for Students - Choosing and Using Your Major
    do you excel Career Services can help you answer these questions and determine which career paths incorporate what you enjoy most about your academic studies Visa restrictions on international students interested in working in the U S will factor into academic major choices Click here for more information The Liberal Arts Advantage The Colgate liberal arts setting and curriculum develop essential critical thinking strong written and oral presentation teamwork leadership time management an ability to work with diverse teams and much more These professional skill sets provide a strong foundation for virtually any industry Combining your liberal arts background with relevant internship experience will set you apart from other candidates Download the National Association of Colleges and Employers NACE 2013 Top Skills Employers Seek PDF As with any application process the ownership falls on you as a candidate to articulate how and why your liberal arts experience will differentiate or advantage you to your prospective employer Advisors can assist you to develop your pitch Make an appointment What Can I Do With This Major Do you love your major Learn more about some of its practical applications and how you might incorporate your studies into the world of work What can I do with this major Make an appointment to discuss your options with a career advisor Success After Colgate See what alumni who graduated with a particular major are doing now Use the dropdown menu below to select any of our 54 majors to find opportunities in your field You can also work with an advisor to obtain access to search iCAN by academic major to find additional results Choose a Major Africana Latin American studies Art and art history Asian studies Astrogeophysics Astronomy physics Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Chinese Classical studies Classics Computer science Computer science mathematics Economics Educational

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  • Career Services for Students - Learn About Careers
    outdoors individualized team focused etc The most desirable skills and competencies of successful employees Necessary or desired experience and training Salary expectations Job outlook Opportunities for growth Work culture Similar occupations industries When researching a particular employer seek to learn more about the organization s Mission vision Reporting structure Products services offered Workplace culture Major competitors Stability job outlook How do you use the information you gather Your research will help narrow your career focus as you will be able to eliminate options that are not a good fit for your values interests personality and skills while moving more fitting options higher on your list It might help you to document your research on a pros cons list noting the aspects that both attract and deter you from pursuing a career in that industry Once you understand the basics of the field and have created a short list of viable options try each out by pursuing some of the hands on opportunities listed below Exploration Resources Vault s Career Insider Information about companies and careers providing the context needed to identify your best job opportunities America s Career InfoNet Features occupation and industry information salary data career videos education resources self assessment tools career exploration assistance and more Spotlight on Careers A comprehensive set of online resources for career exploration and internship job and graduate school searching in top career fields for liberal arts graduates Contact us for the password if you are off campus O NET A tool for career exploration and job analysis including detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers and students WetFeet An online overview of 32 industries including fields such as advertising PR consulting new media nonprofit and venture capital It includes information about what s great and what s

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  • Career Services for Students - Test Your Options
    More importantly you ll learn be able to determine whether you can see yourself working with children long term or not Pursue an Internship Not everyone is able to hold a part time position while carrying a full course load which is all the more reason to maximize your summer months by participating in an internship Though no two internships are alike paid unpaid full time part time etc most opportunities will allow you to acquire essential practical skills and expose you to the world of work Pursue those opportunities that go beyond administrative work making copies filing fetching coffee and will challenge you professionally What are the benefits of an internship Provides you with a competitive edge in today s job market Exposes you to an industry or career path of interest and helps you to make career decisions Allows you to develop a network of professionals who might also serve as references May lead to clearer career objectives and increased motivation for coursework Develops your professional and personal skills May lead to full time job offers upon completion of the internship program Study Abroad Study abroad is much more than just an adventure in a foreign country Even though your career might be the furthest thing from your mind when you are walking the streets of Rome your experiences abroad offer unique opportunities to try out different career fields and to build marketable skills including Adaptability Cross cultural sensitivity Global mindedness Interpersonal and relationship skills Tolerance for diversity and Other personal traits i e confidence dependability maturity character etc You might not be aware that there are many incredible career opportunities available to you while abroad Why not find an internship network with professionals in your field conduct informational interviews shadow a professional in your desired occupation or volunteer your time at a local business or organization These are all valuable experiences that will help you to learn more about your fields of interest so that you may further narrow down your choices Conduct Informational Interviews An informational interview is a meeting where you ask others for career and industry advice It is not about finding employment but rather learning more about careers that may be a good fit for your personality and interests Informational interviews provide an insider s perspective into an industry or even a particular organization that you may want to work for in the future and could provide you with information about Career preparation and opportunities for specialization The truth about a profession including the work culture The degree of fit to your personality interests skills strengths and weaknesses As an added bonus informational interviews help you to expand your professional network and could also sharpen your interviewing skills Arranging the interview Informational interviews should be kept brief 15 20 minutes so as to be respectful of your interviewee s time Before arranging the interview meet with a career advisor to help focus your efforts We d like to help you to Identify a

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  • Career Services for Students - Online Resources
    and to manage your communication with them Questions for informational interviewing You ve made the initial point of contact with an alum Now what Not sure how to continue the conversation Here are some sample questions PDF to keep the discussion flowing Outreach draft example This skeleton draft PDF will help you organize and create an e mail you can use to reach out to alumni Career Exploration and Preparation CareerBeam Our new self assessment and career planning subscription tool LEARN MORE Stanley Newell Kinney Resource Library Stop in to Career Services to review our collection of printed material about a variety of career fields job search strategies employer directories and more Year by year roadmaps Get a sense of what you should be thinking about each academic year to maximize your time at Colgate First Year Roadmap PDF Sophomore Roadmap PDF Junior Roadmap PDF Senior Roadmap PDF What can I do with this major Do you love your major Learn more about some of its practical applications and how you might incorporate your studies into the world of work What can I do with this major Find more helpful tools on our learn about careers page Salary Negotiation Depending on the circumstances of your job offer it may be appropriate or even expected that you negotiate your compensation Prepare yourself for such a negotiation by doing some research before having that conversation NACE Salary Calculator Center A hub for compensation data for over 500 occupations in 560 regions of the United States Salary com A very comprehensive collection of compensation information for almost any occupation Finding a Job or Internship There are a number of ways to go about a job internship search Please visit our job and internships search process page to learn more about different technical approaches to conduct a thorough search Below are some commonly used resources navi GATE Colgate s go to spot for job and internship postings as well as recruiting program opportunities Get certified to leverage navi GATE to its greatest potential LEARN MORE CareerBeam Our new self assessment and career planning subscription tool LEARN MORE On campus and off campus recruiting We sponsor an on campus recruiting program that allows you connect with potential employers as they travel to campus and we also work to get you access to nearby job fairs and industry specific consortia External resources Aside from navi GATE and industry specific sites there are also a variety of general external job internship search resources that we find helpful Examples include Indeed com Internships com Looksharp com SimplyHired com and wayup com Opportunities in Public Affairs Opportunities in Public Affairs OPA offers hundreds of sought after jobs and internships in the Washington DC area all focused on Government Affairs Policy Public Relations Advocacy and Media Journalism These opportunities are on Capitol Hill in non profits think tanks institutions the government and in corporations and professional firms Please contact us to obtain login information International Jobs and Internships The following

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  • Career Services for Students - Diverse Populations
    of employees representative of today s global and multicultural business environment These organizations use a variety of resources to help find qualified and diverse candidates This page lists a wide variety of external resources and websites targeting minority and diversity job candidates We encourage you to contact us to help you target which resources are most relevant and useful to you during your search for employment Resources for Job Seekers DiversityInc Career opportunities with companies and organizations that truly value diversity in the workplace Diversity com Employers recruiting job seekers from diverse ethnic cultures lifestyles life stages creative persuasions abilities religious affiliations and genders Diversity Employers Magazine A digital publication aimed to increase access to good jobs DiversitySearch Post your resume and search for jobs targeting diversity candidates Equal Opportunity Publications Career magazines for women members of minority groups and people with disabilities You may also post your resume and find opportunities INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine provides news reports and commentary on issues of diversity and inclusion NemNet Minority Network Find opportunities in education and the public and private sectors and post your resume Urban League Career Center Connect with job seekers committed to hiring diverse talent post your resume and register for career fairs Resources for Internship Seekers INROADS Their mission is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership Sponsors for Educational Opportunities Resource for talented undergraduate students of color to explore careers in many industries Diverse Population Guides These guides talk about how to address potential barriers in the job internship search process specific job internship programs and resources for special populations and how to best communicate everything you have to offer to a potential employer More guides will be coming soon Alumni in Career Transitions

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  • Event Calendar
    Sororities ALANA Cultural Center LGBTQ Life Career Services Distinctly Colgate Distinctly Colgate Overview Intellectual Engagement Global Perspective Success After Colgate Athletics Entrepreneurship Sustainability Admission Aid Admissions Overview Visit Colgate Tuition and Fees Virtual Tour Apply Transfer and Other International Students Class of 2019 Profile Financial Aid Admission Publications Request More Information For Counselors Contact Us Athletics Offices and Services Portal Sign In Prospective Students Parents Families Current Students Faculty Staff Community Alumni Directory Search APPLY DIRECTORY MAKE A GIFT RAIDERS SPORTS OFFICES SERVICES Home Campus Life Career Services About Us Event Calendar Career Services Events Schedule Career Exploration is an active process You must make your own opportunities and actively work to expand your knowledge and reach We invite you to engage us in conversation through our many targeted events and programs Menu Menu Schedule of Events and Opportunities Below is a list of several upcoming events and opportunities for career exploration that we re sponsoring You also can find these events and others on the Colgate Campus Calendar Note that during the summer months when students are not on campus there may not be anything scheduled Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Religious Life Diversity and Inclusion Fraternities and Sororities ALANA Cultural Center LGBTQ Life Career Services Pathways to Success Start Here Self Assessment Explore Majors and Careers Jobs and Internships Graduate and Professional Schools Toolkit naviGATE iCAN Signature Gate Not a Student About Us Services Staff Profiles Event Calendar RELATED LINKS Intellectual Engagement INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT Collaborative research by highly regarded faculty is a Colgate trademark Off Campus Study OFF CAMPUS STUDY Colgate has one of the most robust off campus study programs in the country Career Services CAREER SERVICES Staff members and dedicated alumni play

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  • Statistics
    Connected with 96 of all 2014 graduates before Commencement Held 3 537 student and alumni appointments Had 10 196 advising contacts Led on campus workshops and programs for 7 461 students Accomplishments Offered 211 students over 725 000 in summer internship research and fellowship funding Matched 390 alumni volunteers and with 345 student participants for our Day in the Life job shadow program Hosted over 40 0 sophomores 45 junior and senior presenters and 125 alumni parents faculty and staff for Sopho MORE Connections Saw 91 of Colgate law school applicants accepted in 2013 14 cycle with 92 acceptance rate for senior applicants compared with a national rate of 78 Boasted a 100 acceptance rate for graduating seniors and a 70 overall alumni and student acceptance rate for medical school applicants with Colgate committee support the national acceptance was 43 Employer Relations Connected with 130 Colgate Premier formal recruiting employer partners this fall Arranged 426 on campus interviews Posted 3 911 job and internship positions to our navi GATE and consortium databases Placement Download our longitudinal five year outcomes data to see where the class of 2014 landed Success After Colgate See what alumni who graduated with a particular major are doing now Use the dropdown menu below to select any of our 54 majors to find opportunities in your field Choose a Major Africana Latin American studies Art and art history Asian studies Astrogeophysics Astronomy physics Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Chinese Classical studies Classics Computer science Computer science mathematics Economics Educational studies English Environmental biology Environmental economics Environmental geography Environmental geology Environmental studies French Geography Geology German Greek History Humanities International relations Japanese Latin Mathematical economics Mathematics Molecular biology Music Native American studies Natural sciences Neuroscience Peace and conflict studies Philosophy Philosophy and religion Physical science Physics Political science Psychology

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  • Career Services for Students - Workshops
    Parents Families Current Students Faculty Staff Community Alumni Directory Search APPLY DIRECTORY MAKE A GIFT RAIDERS SPORTS OFFICES SERVICES Home Campus Life Career Services Signature Gate Workshops Workshops In addition to basic job search skills workshops e g resume and cover letter writing finding an internship job search recruiting program interviewing networking etc we offer the following skill based instruction designed to guide liberal arts students towards professional success Menu Menu Mini 3 Mini 3 is a proprietary series geared toward sophomores and juniors to kick start their involvement with Career Services The program is intended to provide a crash course on self assessment internship search and targeted resume writing Students enroll in pairs and participate in a 1 1 follow up meeting with a career advisor First Year Jumpstart First Year Jumpstart introduces students to Career Services and outlines how they can maximize their first year Students are advised on how to gain the experiences and skills necessary to become competitive post graduate candidates Junior Jumpstart Junior Jumpstart considers how rising seniors should maximize their final summer before graduation We cover topics including how to get the most out of your internship building your resume while exploring career options and building a network and steps to prepare for senior year Senior Starter Senior Starter discusses possible routes for graduating seniors and outlines the steps they should be taking during their senior year to accomplish their goals Calendar of Events Check out our calendar of upcoming workshops Campus Life Housing Options Campus Dining Arts on Campus Clubs and Organizations Sports and Recreation Shaw Wellness Institute Volunteerism Religious Life Diversity and Inclusion Fraternities and Sororities ALANA Cultural Center LGBTQ Life Career Services Pathways to Success Start Here Self Assessment Explore Majors and Careers Jobs and Internships Graduate and Professional Schools Toolkit

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