Video: President Hansen's Baccalaureate address on 'figuring out what comes next'
In her annual Baccalaureate address, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen tells the seniors that when we complete one of life’s challenges, “another appears on the horizon, beckoning us.”
To bring such abstract questions to a “more informed and pragmatic” context, Hansen shared perspectives from Bates Career Development Center director Karen McRoberts.
From a career perspective, Hansen related, the Bates liberal arts experience gives students the ability to create a compelling and distinctive narrative about themselves, a story “that shows that what you did translates into the analytical skills, the communications skills, and the interpersonal skills that employers, graduate schools and professional schools want.”
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