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!

What’s Happening At DavisConnects This Week

Each week we host a variety of events across sectors and subjects to offer robust programming for students.

Senior Pre-Health Meeting
Seniors planning to apply to health professions school (medicine, dental, veterinary, PA, etc.) after graduating from Colby (i.e. …

By Hannah Soria
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GreenCitizen recommends top environmental companies around the world

Concerned about the environment? Open to a variety of roles in a range of industries? Chris Bolt and Samira Tasneem of Green Citizen have put together a quick list of companies worth considering. The full post provides snapshots of each …

By Damon Yarnell
Damon Yarnell Dean of Student and Global Advancement
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Newsweek releases “America’s Greenest Companies” 2024

The project included companies with a market value of at least $5B and incorporated data analysis by Plant-A and GIST, scoring 25+ elements in four categories: greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, waste generation and sustainability data disclosures, and commitments. Of …

By Damon Yarnell
Damon Yarnell Dean of Student and Global Advancement
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Colby News features Josephine Liang ’14, founder of sustainable startup CauliBox

Why do working-day lunches produce so much waste? According to a Colby News feature by Kardelen Koldas ’15, his simple question led Liang to launch the “UK’s first tech-enabled reusable lunchbox scheme,” Caulibox. Users borrow boxes and return them to …

By Damon Yarnell
Damon Yarnell Dean of Student and Global Advancement
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15 Environmentally Friendly Companies for Gen Z on the Job Hunt

It’s clear that Generation Z is passionate about the environment and ensuring a sustainable planet. In fact, 67% of Gen Z respondents in a Pew Research Center survey said the climate should be a top priority.

But what about in the …

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LinkedIn Learning Classes

Explore LinkedIn Learning courses to build your relevant skills (all 9,000+ courses!). Below is just a sample, so be sure to explore further by logging into LinkedIn Learning.

DavisConnects Network

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  • Illinois, Chicago
  • Social and Personality Psychology Ph.D. Student University of Illinois Chicago
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  • IL, Chicago
  • Student pilot United Aviate Academy
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  • Senior Scientist II AbbVie
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  • PhD Candidate, Tetrad Program UC San Francisco
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  • Senior Director, Chemistry TOME Bioscience
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  • Enterprise Account Executive Dell EMC
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  • Presales Solutions Architect Commercial Acquisition Dell
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  • Senior Security Solutions Architect Microsoft
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  • Founding Software Engineer Version Story
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  • Business Analyst Evergreen
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  • Senior Analyst Liberty Mutual
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  • Associate, Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) Rocky Mountain Institute
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  • Data Scientist/ML researcher Leidos
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  • Scientist Curileum Discovery Ltd
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  • Senior Research Specialist DOW
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  • Senior Data Scientist Eli Lilly
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  • Senior Product Manager Sprout Social
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  • Product Manager, EV Charging Infrastructure GM
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  • Associate Principal Scientist Merck
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  • Technical Implementation Manager Qventus
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Career Resources

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Contact & Location

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

Grossman Hall
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901

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.