Andrew Davison ’23My CSC Story
Andrew Davison ’23 thought he had his life all figured out. He came to Colby-Sawyer College in 2019 after only touring this campus in his college search. Davison majored in Crime & Legal Studies and had intentions of graduating CSC, attending law school and becoming an attorney. But after taking classes in sociology, multiple discussions with his advisor, and two summer internships, Davison is now dual majoring in Crime & Legal Studies and Sociology with a minor in Women & Gender Studies and has plans to pursue a career as a family therapist.
This past summer, Davison held two internships to complete his requirements for both majors. Both internships were held at Mount Prospect Academy, with the first one taking place in the residential treatment facility and the second one working in the clinical department. It was during his work in the first internship that Davison decided to change his career choice. “I liked being in the support system for kids who never had support and help change their behaviors,” he said. “They don’t have support systems in place, so they really need us in that moment.”
Davison remembers the exact moment that changed his mind as to what he wanted to do in the future. He remembers a teenager wearing clothes that were too small. Davison worked with a group of coworkers to get him money to buy new clothes. “It made his day,” Davison said. “He really trusts me at this point. I enjoyed working with him and understanding his story. This is what I want to get into. I want to help others like him.”
Davison was offered a part-time job at Mount Prospect and will be working there throughout his senior year. He is balancing a couple of days in the residential facility while finishing up his classes at CSC. He has also been offered a full-time job when he graduates in May. “It feels good to have a job lined up after graduation,” Davison said. “It’s a good company. I like my bosses. It feels good to have everything all set up.”