Bates-only Resources and Opportunities

HandshakeRegister on Handshake and complete your profile to get started and to access internships, job postings and employer events.


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.


CareerShift is the pro-active piece to your search. Search, store and organize: jobs, contacts in companies, school alumni, targeted emails, create targeted company lists, store documents, and email targeted contacts. Tutorials are inside your account. Create your own account using your Bates email.

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.

ArtSearch is your essential source for a career in the arts. Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time, seasonal or year round, paid or volunteer, ArtSearch makes your job search easy.

With ArtSearch you can:

  • Create customized searches and be the first to know when the perfect job appears.
  • Focus on essential details like salary range and company info with expanded job profiles.
  • Save multiple searches in your profile for each of your interests.
  • Navigate hundreds of opportunities more easily with improved search functionality.

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. The Vault Guide to Top Internships will help you find the internships that represent top career opportunities.
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Top Internships for 2017 Vault’s 2017 Consulting Rankings
2017 Vault Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For Vault’s 2017 Most Prestigious Banking Firms
2017 Law Firm Diversity Rankings 2017 Asia-Pacific Consulting Rankings


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