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 work and volunteer opportunities abroad.  The Center for Purposeful Work and the Off-Campus Study Office web pages on work and volunteer opportunities abroad are a good starting point.

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 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?