Purposeful Work: Aligning who you are with what you do

Preparing students for lives of meaningful work lies at the heart of the liberal arts mission. Purposeful Work represents a radical departure from traditional approaches to preparing students for life after college. It is grounded in our mission, has curricular and co-curricular aspects, and takes a four-year, developmental approach to working with students.

Purposeful Work at Bates is about helping students discover the joy and power that arise from aligning who they are with what they do. It helps students identify and cultivate their interests and strengths and provides opportunities for them to acquire the knowledge, experiences, and relationships necessary to pursue their aspirations with imagination and integrity.

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Upcoming Events

Check out workshops, employer information sessions, and interview opportunities.

Where to Find Us

               Walk In Schedule for Fall Semester 2018
Monday 1-3pm
(Chase, 1st Floor) *
7:00-9:00pm (OIE)*
Tuesday 1-3pm
(Chase, 1st Floor) *
 7:00-9:00pm (Ronj)*
Wednesday 1-3pm
(Chase, 1st Floor) *
7:00-9:00pm (Ladd/ARC)*
Thursday 1-3pm
(Chase, 1st Floor) *
Friday 1-3pm
(Chase, 1st Floor) *
*Please note that walk ins take place only while classes are in session.

We welcome visitors to the Bates Center for Purposeful Work year-round, and we look forward to seeing you often!

Students can now schedule an appointment with a counselor through Handshake!

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm with evening workshops and employer info sessions in a variety of locations (check Handshake for the schedule).

Contact Information

146 Wood Street, Lewiston, ME  04240
Phone: 207-786-6232 | Fax: 207-786-6126
Map to Wood Street
Directions to Campus

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