After four years of exploration, discovery, and practical experience, Bates graduates students who have a strong sense of who they are, where they want to go, and what they want to be.
The Purposeful Work Initiative is a uniquely Bates take on preparing students for life after college. Through a comprehensive and college-wide four year program, we encourage exploration, respect individuality, and build connections, graduating students who are ready to lead lives filled with meaningful work.
Bates Career Development Center
A hub on campus, the phenomenal BCDC staff informs and guides students through their four years of exploration and growth, and serves as a primary resource for post-college plans.
With a graduate-level thesis under their belts, and a clear sense of why they’re applying, Bates graduates boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs.
Job Shadows & Internships
With multiple avenues of obtaining an internship or job shadowing opportunity, thousands of alumni committed to supporting fellow Bobcats, and ample funding, internship possibilities are limitless, and accessible to everyone at Bates.
Learn more about what our most recent graduates and other alumni are doing post-Bates.