Colgate University

About Colgate University

Colgate is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry.

Colgate University is a nationally recognized, highly selective liberal arts institution set on a beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York. Hamilton is a charming and affordable rural community located in the rolling hills of the Chenango Valley close to the Adirondack Mountains. Colgate is consistently rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. Over 900 people work at Colgate, in a variety of positions including administrative assistants, professors, administrators, career planners, information technology specialists, deans, laboratory technicians, nurses, plumbers and custodians. The people who hold these positions come from the surrounding areas as well as from all parts of the United States and many countries around the world. Though diverse, they are all people who believe in our mission of providing a demanding, expansive educational experience.


Geology Research Assistant

June 2023 Hamilton, NY
“I really liked how I got to experience hands-on work in a lab and got to discover my likes and dislikes. I liked that I got to learn and dip my foot into various things: basic wet lab skills, diatom taxonomy, how to use a light microscope and scanning electron microscope, and software like Ocean Data View and Adobe Illustrator. Additionally, I got the opportunity to see what it was like in that specific field of geology and if I would want to continue pursuing it in the future.”


May 2020 - August 2021 Hamilton, NY
“I enjoy learning new programming skills such as JavaScript, CSS”
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