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Walk in hours with Career Development Fellows are Monday through Friday 1–3 p.m. at the BCDC, and Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. in the Ladd Library just outside the Peer Writing Center and Mondays 8-10 p.m. at the OIE.

**During the academic year, while classes are in session.**

Upcoming Events:


This is a semester-long entrepreneurship speaker series sponsored by the Purposeful Work Initiative and the Entrepreneurship Project Steering Committee.

Wednesday, April 30 | 7:00pm | Muskie Archives | RSVP on JobCat

Jennifer PorterJennifer Porter ’88, P’15, Founder and Managing Partner at The Boda Group is a seasoned leader and operations executive. Jennifer has coached leaders and teams across myriad industries. She is committed to bridging the art and science of leadership and team performance, and helping leaders become more self-aware, authentic, and effective. With her experience as an entrepreneur in high-growth organizations and high-pressure leadership roles, Jennifer understands the opportunities and challenges that her clients face and partners with them as a peer as they work on their own leadership. Jennifer graduated from Bates College summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in Economics. She earned her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Monday, May 5 | 7:00pm | Muskie Archives | RSVP on JobCat

David Shaw P'00

Adventures in Business and Social Entrepreneurship

David Evans Shaw P’00 is Managing Partner of Black Point Group, a private investment partnership that manages a mix of private and public equity investment activities in the healthcare, internet media and technology sectors.  He founded and served as CEO at IDEXX Laboratories, which was inducted into the Life Sciences Foundation’s Biotech Hall of Fame in 2008.  David has wide-ranging interests and experience with technology companies, public service, strategy consulting, leadership, corporate governance, business social responsibility, and ocean conservation.

Ben Shaw '00Ben Shaw ’00 is the Founder and CEO of Vets First Choice, a leading provider of technology enabled pharmacy and marketing solutions for veterinary hospitals and their pet owner clients that has twice been named by Inc. magazine as the 24th fastest growing company in the U.S.  He is a Founding Partner of Black Point Group, and has had significant involvement in public service and various organizations such as Maine Huts & Trails, the Jackson Laboratory, and Young Presidents’ Organization.  He serves as an alumni advisor to Bates College, where he graduated with a triple B.A. in biology, political science and environmental sciences.

In case you missed it:

Daniel VannoniThe Non-Technical Tech Entrepreneur:
An Oxymoron Career of Possibility

Daniel Vannoni ’05, Founder and Entrepreneur with Gecko Ventures |
CEO and Co-Founder of Novopyxis joined Bates students on January 29, 2014, to discuss his experiences as a tech-centric serial entrepreneur with no technical experience who starts ventures to help people across web, mobile, energy and life sciences. Find out more about Daniel here.
Daniel’s presentation was recorded and can be seen in its entirety here.

Daniel Vannoni Daniel Vannoni Presentation







On February 28, 2014, a dozen Bates students joined students from Bowdoin and Colby in the first BBC Augusta Policy Road Show.  The road show was a joint effort among the BCDC and Bowdoin and Colby’s career centers.  Students spent the afternoon at the State House in Augusta learning about legislation, lobbying, and implementation of public policy from alumni of the three colleges who hold key positions in Maine.  Bates alumni included: Jared Golden ’11, Legislative Aide, Maine House Majority Office, Nate Libby ’07, Maine House, D-Lewiston, Melissa Simones ’06, Government Relations Liaison with Preti Flaherty and Peggy Rotundo, Maine House, D-Lewiston, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and Director Strategic Initiatives for the Harward Center for Community Partnerships also participated.

Augusta Policy Roadshow Group Photo

Augusta Policy Roadshow Students







Best In Class: Investing in People and Culture At a Top Consulting Firm

Having the right people is way MORE important than having a great idea. Bruce Stangle ’70, P’96, is the chairman and co-founder of Analysis Group, the largest private economic consultancy in the world.  On March 5, 2014, he shared with students how he has invested in people and has never looked back.  This Bates English major created and grew a company consistently named one of the top places to work, that continues to grow each and every year, based on an entrepreneurial culture of individual responsibility and collegiality. Find out more about Bruce here. Bruce’s presentation was recorded and can be seen here.

Bruce Fireside LoungeBruce & Audience







Josh Macht

Old Company, New Tricks: Big Businesses Need Entrepreneurs Too

On March 19th, Joshua Macht ’91, Group Publisher and Executive Vice President of Harvard Business Review Group (HBR), shared his journey from Bates English major to HBR with students, faculty and staff.  Josh has spent his working life inside traditional media companies, such as TIME magazine and the Harvard Business Review, as a journalist, publisher and entrepreneur.  He shared some of what he’s learned along the way as he built and launched innovative new offerings from within the stodgy corporate walls. Find out more about Josh here.
Josh & Student 2Break Out Groups







Practice interviewing online. Anytime. Anywhere. 
Prepare – Practice – Perform better with less anxiety during the in-person interview.  Conduct practice interviews.  By using a webcam, you can respond to pre-recorded interview questions.

Check out NACE’s 2012/13 Job Choices magazines!

2013 For Business & Liberal Arts Students

2013 Diversity Edition

For Science, Engineering & Technology Students

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