Workshops, Events and Career Fairs

The Bates Center for Purposeful Work coordinates programs and events throughout the academic year.

Employer Information Sessions

Information sessions and interviews with employers occur virtually, on-campus, and off-campus throughout the academic year. See Handshake’s calendar of events.


Workshops presented by Purposeful Work Fellows are listed in Handshake‘s calendar of events.

Road Shows

Road Shows and Boot Camps provide in-depth knowledge of specific industries, often hosted by Bates alumni and their employers, and may involve a travel to another U.S. city for employer tours and information sessions.

Career Fairs

Bates belongs to a number of consortia with the goal of connecting students to employers seeking students with liberal arts degrees:

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Liberal Arts Recruiting Connection (LARC) is an annual recruiting event in Boston every fall with New England and New York liberal arts colleges.


Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN)  is an online database of jobs and internships with employers seeking candidate with skills developed through a liberal arts education

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Selective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) is series of recruiting events including two career fair/recruiting days in Washington, DC and New York City in January, as well as video interview days in September and February

Graduate and Professional School Fair

The annual Graduate and Professional School Fair hosts admissions representatives from 100+ schools.

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