Employers

Why hire Colby talent?

Colby College students are…

  • High-achieving (9% admitted, average SATs of 1500, 90% in the top 10% of their high school class)
  • Diverse (30% of students identify as domestic persons of color, 10% are non-U.S. citizens)
  • Intellectually curious (our students can choose from 56 majors and 35 minors, with 43% choosing two majors)
  • Experienced (Over 70% of the last three graduating classes have at least two internship, research, or global experiences before graduation)
  • Active (more than one in three students play a DIII varsity sport, Colby supports more than 100 student clubs, the Outing Club has more than 300 students)
  • Civically engaged (there are 70 active Waterville area community partners and an average of 800 students a year participate in civic engagement opportunities)
  • A source of tech talent (we have five interdisciplinary computation majors and a data science minor; 35% of computer science majors are women)

Ways to engage:

We work closely with our employer partners to ensure that they meet their recruiting objectives.

As a Colby recruiting partner, employers can:

  • Post an opportunity on Handshake— – or we can do it for you
  • Join our signature, multi-employer recruiting events
  • Host your own recruiting events
  • Sponsor co-curricular projects, case competitions, hackathons, data fests, or micro-internships

We believe in making it easy for our employer partners to recruit at Colby College by:

  • Collaborating with Bates and Bowdoin to give you the largest possible audience of talented and engaged students in a single evening
  • Building your talent brand on our campuses through co-promotion with student clubs, faculty, coaches, class deans, and other campus partners
  • Designing bespoke events tailored for the students you’d most like to attract

Employer Recruitment Policy

At DavisConnects, we are committed to providing our students with exceptional career opportunities while maintaining the integrity of our educational environment. To facilitate this, we have established the following policy regarding employer recruitment on campus:

  1. Exclusive Collaboration: Employers seeking to recruit our students must do so exclusively through DavisConnects. This ensures that all opportunities are vetted and aligned with our values and educational mission, and Statement of Inclusion.
  2. Centralized Access: All job postings, career fairs, and recruitment events will be coordinated and hosted by DavisConnects. This centralization streamlines the recruitment process for both employers and students while maintaining transparency and equal access to opportunities.
  3. Club Engagement: While we value the involvement of student clubs and organizations in the career development process, direct recruitment by employers through clubs is not permitted. Instead, clubs are encouraged to collaborate with DavisConnects to host events and workshops that complement our overall career development initiatives.
  4. Compliance: Employers found in violation of this policy may be subject to restrictions on future recruitment activities with Colby College.

By adhering to these guidelines, we aim to create a fair and inclusive environment where all students have equal access to meaningful career opportunities. Thank you for your cooperation in supporting our mission of empowering students to achieve their professional goals.

For inquiries or further clarification regarding our employer recruitment policy, please contact Todd Herrmann, Director of Employer/Alumni Connections at Todd.Herrmann@Colby.edu 

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Contact & Location

Phone
For all inquiries and questions, please call 207-859-4140
Address

Grossman Hall
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901

DavisConnects Hours

Day of the week
Office Hours (Advising) Atrium Summer Hours
Monday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed