Bates-only Resources and Opportunities

As a Bates student, you have exclusive access to databases, guides and connections that will lead you to hundreds of internship and job opportunities in virtually every industry and field:

Register on JobCat and complete your profile to get started and to access internships, job postings and employer events. Through JobCat you also have access to the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN) with internship and job opportunities nationwide that specifically target liberal arts graduates.

Access exclusive online subscription websites on JobCat that support in-depth industry research (These can be found on the right side of the JobCat student homepage). 


The Spotlight on Careers site was written and developed by BCDC staff in conjunction with members of the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN). Spotlight on Careers offers an overview on many different careers plus job listings. This site includes industry information for Business, Arts and Communications, Education, Science & Technology, Government, Law and Social Services.

Find out what Spotlight on Careers can do for you!

Please refer to JobCats homepage, column on the right, for login credentials if you are off campus.

Conduct practice interviews by using a webcam and respond to pre-recorded interview questions.

Vault CampusVault Campus
provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job. Create your own account and password.

Take advantage of your FREE access:

  • Internship Database – find thousands of ratings and reviews of internship programs, requirements, sample interview questions, how to apply and more.
  • Vault Job Board – search thousands of new jobs and internships posted daily, sign up for alerts based on your criteria, complete a profile and be seen by top employers and recruiters.
  • Company Profiles – rankings and reviews on industry reputation, career advancement, quality of life, salary and benefits, interview process and more.
  • Vault Guides – over 100 titles of award-winning career guides, including interview strategies, job-search tips, and full-length profiles of leading companies.


Vault Top Internship GuideThe Vault Guide to Top Internships is the essential tool for finding the right internship to help you launch your career.  The guide will help you find the internships that represent top career opportunities. Create your own account (using your Bates email) and password.

In the Vault Guide to Top Internships, you’ll find rankings for the Best Overall Internships, Best Banking and Finance, Consulting, Engineering, IT, Marketing and Communications internships and more!


Going Global use this resource for finding international employment.  Access from the left side of the student homepage of JobCat

Career Search offers an intuitive user interface that lets students and alumni specify a broad range of search criteria to find valuable potential opportunities. Counselors, students, alumni or research professionals are in complete control of the information and can search by industry, geographic region, city, company size, keywords and even competitors..
Please refer to JobCat for login credentials

Glassdoor AccessGlassdoor provides an inside look at salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted by employees and interview candidates at over 100,000 organizations.

Use the BCDC Career Resource Library at 146 Wood Street that includes hundreds of hard copy industry-specific resources.  To view a list and description of our resource books click here.

Sign up to receive the BCDC Bulletin  –a newsletter that highlights programs, events, employment opportunities and breaking news

Apply for the Bates-only Career Discovery In Practice (CDIP) job shadows and Purposeful Work internship program.

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