Bates-only Resources and Opportunities

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LACN has internship and job opportunities nationwide that specifically target liberal arts graduates. Username is your Bates email, and the password is the same as your old JobCat password. If you have difficulties logging in, please click on ‘Forgot Password’.


Made for liberal arts students,  explore careers based on industry categories. Learn more about job titles, career paths, and industry trends. Don’t miss the real life professional stores in Alumni Profiles.

Please refer to Handshake’s  Resource Library, for login credentials.

 linkedin jobsLinkedIn’s jobs page includes a powerful job search tool, job-seeker and career-development content and rich-media presentations crafted by industry experts for logged-in LinkedIn members and guests. The job details pages offer rich insights on how you relate to the job, a preview of the team you might be working with and any alumni who work at the company of interest.

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Get instant access to thousands of job postings for entry-level or early-career candidates. Be exposed to job titles you didn’t even realize you were qualified for. Join our many users who are successfully using Current Jobs to locate the perfect position for them. Visit Handshake for login information.

SkillScan Express

SkillScan Express is an online interactive tool that will help you to identify your greatest strengths and transferable skills in your career development. It is also an effective tool as you develop your resume and prepare to apply for internships and jobs.

Conduct practice interviews by using a webcam and respond to pre-recorded interview questions. Create your own account using your Bates email.

careerspotsCareerSpots videos are a great way to learn about the internship/job search. Video topics range from starting the search, resumes, cover letters, networking, interviews – before, during and after, social media and salary negotiation.

live-work-logo-newcolorLooking to kickstart your career? Explore Maine’s internship programs and post-grad opportunities. Maine employers want you, so make vacationland work for you. Take your next step to living and working in Maine.

opportunities in public affairsOpportunities in Public Affairs is the #1 source of Capitol Hill Jobs, Legislative jobs, and Public Affairs and PR jobs in the Washington, DC area and nationwide. Visit Handshake for login information.

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.


Top 50 Internships for 2015 Vault’s 2016 Consulting Rankings
2015 Vault Law 100 rankings Vault’s 2015 Banking Rankings
2016 Law Firm Diversity Rankings 2015 Asia-Pacific Consulting Rankings


Vault Top Internship Guide

The 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. Create your own user account using your Bates email.

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

ZipRecruiter has over 6 million jobs. More jobs. More opportunities. Search hundreds of job boards at once to find the best match just for you.

Stay connected by signing up for the weekly BCDC Bulletin.

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.

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

Additional Industry and Diversity Resources