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Professional Networks

Online and in person, Colgate Professional Networks advance your career.
Colgate 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.
Steps to Success
  1. Join your industry’s LinkedIn subgroup.
  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 Sharon Attaway, Associate Director of Employer Relations, at sattaway@colgate.edu.
  5. Contact the Center for Career Services to support students entering the workplace.

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.

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Finance and Banking Network

Colgate’s 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. LEARN MORE

Colgate Entertainment Group

The Colgate Entertainment Group (CEG) is a network of alumni and parents in the entertainment field. Writers, actors, producers, musicians, etc. gather to discuss industry trends, hiring strategies, and professional opportunities.

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Real Estate Council

The Colgate 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.

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Health and Wellness Network

The Colgate 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.

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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.

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Digital Media and Technology Network

The Digital Media 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).

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Colgate Lawyers Association

The Colgate Lawyers Association (CLA) 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.


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For more information please contact professionalnetworks@colgate.edu