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Professional Networks spark crucial relationships, introducing you to fellow Colgate community members working in your industry.

Build your Colgate contacts at regional events and through our lively LinkedIn groups. Whether you’re exploring employment options or seeking expert opinions, Colgate faithful around the world are ready to connect with you.

Professional Networks also allow alumni, parents, and students to inspire each other as they engage with the university.

We will automatically include you in any Professional Network mailings that are relevant to your professional position listed with Colgate. If you believe your information to be out of date or would like more information, please contact


Common Good Network
Colgate alumni and parents employed at non-profit organizations, government agencies, or other social good enterprises are considered part of the Common Good Network.

Consulting Network
The Consulting Network highlights the great influence the Colgate community has on consulting. Bringing together consultants from a range of specialty areas, this network is designed to assist with professional development for those currently in the industry and support students starting their consulting careers.
Digital Business and Technology Network
The Digital Business and Technology Network is a community of alumni and parents employed in these industries. They seek to provide professional networking opportunities with other Colgate alumni, while supporting undergraduate mentoring programs (Day in the Life, internships, etc).

Entrepreneur Network
Following the success of the Thought Into Action program, Entrepreneur Weekend, and the ENY Fund, alumni volunteers created the Colgate Entrepreneur Network.  This community of alumni and parents includes those who are employed or own start-up companies, are venture capitalists, or those considering entrepreneurial opportunities outside their current occupation.

Finance and Banking Network
The Finance and Banking Network consists of alumni and parents currently employed in the financial services industry who are committed to staying connected to the institution, other community members, and supporting Colgate’s fundraising efforts. There are over 3,000 members in the network and it is led by an alumni volunteer committee with the guidance of an on-campus coordinator.

Health and Wellness Network
The Health and Wellness Network is a community of alumni and parents employed in healthcare, health education, wellness, mental health, and nutrition.  The network works with pre-med students, peer educators, and Wellness Institute interns to create mentorship opportunities.

Lawyers Association
The Lawyers Association currently offers a network for alumni and parents who share the dual bond of Colgate and the legal profession. David Kusnetz '09 and Robert Sobelman '08 are piloting this group and looking to meet the strategic outcomes of our existing Professional Networks.

Marketing, Media, & Communications Network
The Marketing, Media, & Communications Network is designed to bring together students and alumni with a shared interest and experience in the communications field. This Network is for anyone interested or working on the creation and delivery of messages, information, and images to a wide variety of audiences via print, electronic, broadcast, and live.

Real Estate Council
The Real Estate Council provides a unique network for undergraduates, alumni, and parents to develop and maintain contacts with the diverse group of Colgate University alumni in the commercial real estate and building industries.

STEM Network
To provide an opportunity for those working and with an interest in the sciences to connect, the STEM Network brings together the Colgate community in science, technology, engineering, and math.


Steps to Success

  1. Join the official LinkedIn group
  2. Attend a professional network event in your area.
  3. Online and in person, engage with alumni, parents, and student in conversation, and explore the professional topics that concern you most.
  4. Post an internship or job opportunity for a student or alumnus by emailing Keith Watkins, Recruiting Coordinator, at
  5. Support students entering the workplace through the Center for Career Services. 

Colgate Hosts 73rd Professional Network Event

Colgate hosts 73rd professional network event.
Colgate University launched its professional networks two years ago to promote alumni engagement, cultivate new professional opportunities for members, and support undergraduate career development. Since then, thousands of alumni, parents, and students have engaged with professional networks by attending online, regional, and on-campus events. READ MORE


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