Life After Bates

As you consider post-Bates plans, we recommend that you:

Investigate international fellowships and graduate scholarships, including the Fulbright and Watson fellowships.  Contact Robert Strong, the Director of National Fellowships.

Explore scholarship or grant opportunities in other countries. For example Campus China offers scholarship opportunities for study in China. Please contact Prof. Nathan Faries if you’re interested in applying.

Work or volunteer abroad.  Review the Center for Purposeful Work and the non-academic opportunities web pages on work and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Review the career information and advice that CIEE and IFSA-Butler provide to students who study on their programs.  The information and advice are relevant for all study abroad returnees.

Consult with an advisor in the Center for Purposeful Work about how to utilize effectively your study abroad experience when applying for jobs and to graduate school.  Develop and practice responses to these questions:

  • How did the experience change you?
  • Aside from the travel, what skills did you develop?
  • How does the experience make you a stronger candidate for our company/graduate school?

Interested in working or interning abroad? Log into GoinGlobal a resource provided through Handshake. This resource provides guides on how to search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and learn about cost of living differences in other countries. Staff in the Center for Purposeful Work can help you navigate the system if you have questions.