Dan Munger ’21 Is Motivated By the Pursuit of Life-Long Learning

Since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Dan Munger ’21 has been working as an accounting clerk at North Coast Seafoods in Boston, under an hour from his hometown of Norton, Massachusetts. It’s a position, he said, that requires a lot of organization.

“I am concerned with the accounting side of the business,” Dan said. “One of my main duties is to confirm the accuracy of invoices that we send to our customers. I also record data about truck routes. This way, I am also involved in operations.”

Dan has reflected on how his Colby-Sawyer experience, especially specific courses like Business Computing, made the transition to his current role easier. However, he said, his pursuit of knowledge has continued beyond Commencement.

“My goal is to be a life-long learner,” Dan said. “I read books about business and communication to educate myself. I plan to use this knowledge to try to move up within my company and become a great leader.”

In the meantime, Dan is happy in his career. He said he enjoys both the diversity of his tasks and the purposeful work he does with colleagues.

“My job brings a balance of independent work and collaborative work. I have the ability to think about [things] independently, but I can also communicate with other departments,” Dan said. “It has helped me to build meaningful relationships. The people I work with are skilled in other areas. They have so much insight on how to do other jobs so effectively. It helps me to understand the company as a whole.”

The outcomes reports from the Harrington Center for Experiential Learning indicate that, like Dan, 99% of the Class of 2021 and 100% of the Class of 2022 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.Read more  about Colby-Sawyer graduate outcomes.