STEM Professions

Science Careers

Driven to understand how things work and to discover solutions that address the world’s most pressing challenges, Colby students pursue work and research in STEM through diverse industry, nonprofit, government, and university settings.

Whether building expertise in life, physical, and social sciences or developing technical skills in technology and engineering, Colby students go on to contribute creative and innovative solutions in a wide range of manufacturing, service, and research sectors. Students graduate from Colby with the foundation to pursue early career opportunities in biotechnology, environmental science, biomedical research, wildlife biology, and more.


You can find Colby alumni researching at institutions including Dana Farber, Rockefeller University, Jackson Laboratories, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. They also work for companies such as the Apache Corporation, Eli Lilly & Company, Ramboll, and Lumen Biosciences or for government organizations including the EPA, NOAA, and the NIH.


Start with the toolkits to access a small collection of samples of directions and content in STEM careers, and you can always meet with the STEM advisor to help you get started. As you get close to applying and obtaining opportunities, you will have a collection of resources to work with to be ready to apply. Also, come to our workshops and events (see landing page). Whether your are a student or alum, DavisConnects can help you get started with all the pieces so you have a strong foundation to build upon, so come see us and engage with us!

Tools for Content Exploration

List of sites helpful for your exploration – (remember to work with an advisor if you have questions or need guidance!)

Hey! Are you looking for tools to help you explore different aspects and area of your career fields of …

By David Ding
David Ding Advisor for STEM Professions
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The AI and other tech tools employers want you to know

Along with the rest of the nation, American business owners are concerned about a recession looming. In a recent survey conducted by B2B Reviews, business owners shared their recession fears and preparations for uncertain economic times. To stay competitive, many …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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System Design Interview: Load Balancers

Watch a FAANG+ software engineer explain how load balancers work in system design.

What is load balancing?

A load balancer is a type of server that sits between external web traffic and backend servers. It receives incoming requests and distributes …

By Exponent
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Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Get Your Resume in Front of a Human

When you apply for a position you are qualified for, you may take for granted that you will get a fair shake from the human resources staff when they read it.

However, you may be surprised to hear how few …

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The Importance of Industry Research in Executive Job Search: How to Stay Up-to-Date and Informed

You may be tempted to simply apply for a job in your industry without researching trends that will shape that field in the present and future.

After all, you already work in that field, so you have nothing new to …

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DavisConnects Network

  • Enterprise Account Executive Dell EMC
  • Presales Solutions Architect Commercial Acquisition Dell
  • Senior Security Solutions Architect Microsoft
  • Founding Software Engineer Version Story
  • Business Analyst Evergreen
  • Senior Analyst Liberty Mutual
  • Associate, Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Data Scientist/ML researcher Leidos
  • Scientist Curileum Discovery Ltd
  • Senior Research Specialist DOW
  • Senior Data Scientist Eli Lilly
  • Senior Product Manager Sprout Social
  • Product Manager, EV Charging Infrastructure GM
  • Associate Principal Scientist Merck
  • Technical Implementation Manager Qventus
  • Business Development Representative Darktrace
  • Senior Manager, AI Product Management UiPath
  • Boston
  • Pryzm



There’s a weekly/biweekly STEM/Environmental Update that’s posted. Please connect with the STEM advisor to be added to the …


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CV sample LINK

CV template LINK

You can be an engineer with a degree from Colby! Here’s a guide to help.

First, a traditional engineering degree …


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Contact & Location

For all inquiries and questions, please call 207-859-4000

Grossman Hall
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DavisConnects Hours

Day of the week
Office Hours (Advising) Atrium Study Hours
Monday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm 7:00 am- 6:00 pm
Saturday   12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Sunday   2:00 pm- 10:00 pm

Study hours start 9/6/23.