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Whether you are a first-year student getting a jump start on your career exploration, or a senior trying to play catch up, there are resources that can help you wherever you are in the career development process.
Online Resources

Networking

Although networking doesn’t always lead directly to a job or internship, building networking connections is crucial to ensure lifelong career success.

iCAN
Connect with Colgate alumni through the iCAN Alumni Career Advisory Network. Find out what iCAN is, how to become certified to access the iCAN network, and how to effectively target your outreach to maximize results. LEARN MORE
Networking log
The networking log is a CCS tool to document and keep track of the new connections you make 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 email 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:
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.

naviGATE
Colgate's go-to spot for job and internship postings as well as recruiting program opportunities. Get certified to leverage naviGATE 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 naviGATE 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, InternMatch.com, and SimplyHired.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 resources are intended for both domestic students pursuing international jobs/internships and international students looking for domestic/international positions.

Passport Career
Passport Career is an online global job search support system for globally-minded organizations and institutions that support people moving to or living in unique and challenging destinations around the world. Please contact us to obtain your login credentials.
InternationalJobs.org
InternationalJobs.org is a comprehensive source of international careers for professionals, including international development jobs.
E-Verify Employers Search Tool
E-Verify Employers Search Tool allows students to search for employers who sponsor H-1b visas.

Self-Assessment Tools

Learn more on our assessment tools page.