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Trial in Shark Tank spurs alumnus to forge ahead

Much has happened since Ryan Diew ’17 stepped in front of cameras in early June to pitch his travel app, Trippie, on ABC’s Shark Tank. Investors on the season nine premiere that aired October 1 pulled no punches in their criticism of the app, but Diew says he took their advice to heart, and he has been hard at work making Trippie the best airport navigation tool available on the Apple Store.
Jamil Jude '09 speaks to students attending the SophoMORE Connections networking workshops event

Jamil Jude ’09 delivers SophoMORE Connections keynote

Freelance director, producer, and playwright Jamil Jude ’09 gave sophomores a taste of life after Colgate as the SophoMORE Connections keynote speaker on January 20. Jude likened the search for a career to a role in improv theater: “One of the rules of improv is to say ‘yes and.’ The improv dies when you say ‘no,’” he said. “Say yes to every single opportunity that you get.”