After four years of exploration, discovery, and practical experience, Bates graduates students who have a strong sense of who they are, where they want to go, and what they want to be.
Pallavi Jayawant’s Summer Scholars class meets in Carnegie Science Hall on July 25, 2013. Brenna Callahan ’15 of Milton, Mass., with Haward Center support, is working this summer at Montello School in Lewiston, where she has spent the academic year coordinating Project Story Boost. This work will support the Extended School Year Program, which will serve 300 students. She will help to develop curriculum and work closely with program staff.
She is a double major in French and Francophone Studies and an interdisciplinary major that combines politics, education and sociology.
“Ive learned about all of the different things that go on during the school day and all of the people who play a part in making the school day happen. We all were students at one point in our lives and we all think we know what happens but Ive really gotten a better look at understanding what makes the school day happen.”
My patience has grown. And Im so happy to be here that my energy level is always up.”
This position at Montello School is a summer internship through the Harward Center. Im with a classroom of kids going into the fifth grade. “Were studying all about water sources. We are studying oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds.”
“This community has so much to offer and being in the school this summer has made me grateful that I could take advantage of the community.” History major Evan Molinari í16 of Milwaukie, Ore., a purposeful work intern for Rep. Chellie Pingree, working in Washington, D.C., in the congresswomanís office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Shown with the congresswoman and his internship supervisor Evan Johnston.
I help the staff with administrative work, I help do research and I do Capitol tours once or twice a week. I learned that I do my best work when Iím surrounded by people I respect and get along with, and thatís definitely true in this internship when Iím working with my fellow interns on project or research or giving a tour, Yesterday we had two interns leading a tour because the group was so big, and I really enjoyed that. So wherever my career path takes me, doing it with other people as a team is what Iím looking for.
The whole thing is a massive civics lesson, just being able to see the inside of the process. When Iím on the tours, I tend to be the biggest tourist on the whole tour even though Iím leading it because I get to talk about history, I get to see history, to see the inside of the Capitol. I get to learn so much about it by doing it. Purposeful Work
The Purposeful Work Initiative is a uniquely Bates take on preparing students for life after college. Through a comprehensive and college-wide four year program, we encourage exploration, respect individuality, and build connections, graduating students who are ready to lead lives filled with meaningful work.
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