Taking advantage of opportunities outside of the classroom does more than connect you with your business-minded peers — participation in cocurricular activities also lets employers know you are a team player willing to take risks, put in the extra time and make an earnest effort to get the job done.
Nurture your entrepreneurial spirit with humanitarian-minded projects that enrich your resume and increase your community involvement. Colby-Sawyer’s chapter of Enactus, an international organization dedicated to improving the world through the positive power of business, offers opportunities to work with faculty, local business leaders and peers on projects that achieve tangible results for the community.
Enactus not only provides the experience and contacts necessary to build a successful career, participation also develops your knowledge in literacy, business ethics, market economics, environmental sustainability, success skills, entrepreneurship and international development. Enactus competitions present opportunities to present your work to business leaders who rate the quality and impact of your project against other colleges and universities — Colby-Sawyer’s chapter has taken three first-place regional wins, earning them a spot at the national competition. Learn more about this community of students, educators and executives at enactus.org.
Study best practices in investment management with industry experts at the two-day conference focused on global markets, corporate governance, global economy, investment strategy, as well as career opportunities within the financial services industry. Learn more about the G.A.M.E. Forum held annually in New York City.
Make a difference through volunteer opportunities that enhance your academic experience including food, toy and coat drives, as well as service projects in public schools, the arts, pediatric and elder care, anti-hunger, historic preservation, and sustainability and the environment. The club has partnered with nonprofit organizations including American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics New Hampshire.
Join international and American students interested in learning from each other over ethnic dinners, off-campus cultural events and organizing campus activities, including the annual International Festival.
Promote global peace and unity on campus and in the community with Colby-Sawyer’s chapter of the global UNICEF Action Program. Participate in lectures, trips and Model UN conferences to gain knowledge of global and local issues and to develop your negotiation and teamwork skills.
Promote culture, self-reflection and self-awareness among young women by working toward common goals such as graduation, engaging with different cultures and adapting to new environments.