Stories about "purposeful work"
In labs, startups, and city streets, Bates students learn the meaning of their own work

Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:48 pm

In museums, labs, and cities; in San Francisco, Shenzhen, and Lewiston, Bates-funded summer experiences help students explore their interests and discover what's purposeful to them.

A tuna tournament helps Michaela Pinette ’19 get in tune with purposeful work

Friday, August 10, 2018 10:29 am

Michaela Pinette '19 wasn't expecting a summer of sifting through bloody tuna parts for science, nor enjoying it so much.That's the beauty Purposeful Work.

Q&A: For Bates interns, there’s ‘no better outlet’ for economics skills than alum-founded Analysis Group

Monday, August 6, 2018 3:34 pm

Find out what three Purposeful Work interns have learned at Analysis Group, which works on everything from antitrust cases to the opioid crisis.

Bates in the News: June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:38 pm

Netflix options an alumna’s book, a professor explains Trump’s victory, and an alumnus argues that tech and humanities can save each other.

Try this on: a Short Term course on private equity. And it fits!

Friday, May 18, 2018 9:10 am

An alum-taught course on the ins and outs of private equity at a liberal arts college? Here's how Bates made it work. It's called Purposeful Work.

With Purposeful Work, Bates provides an education ‘fit for the future of work’

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:16 pm

A major feature on the news site Quartz reports that Bates has cracked the nut in how best to prepare students for post-graduation happiness.

Q&A: Pickering Fellowship lifts Nicole Bermudez ’16 toward career goal

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:43 pm

From Bates to two Fulbrights to a Pickering Fellowship, Nicole Bermudez is negotiating a path toward a diplomatic career.

Retail space business wins $9K in student pitch competition

Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:22 am

Ben Nussbaum '19 impressed the alumni judges with his idea's clarity, focus, and viability.

12 lessons on Purposeful Work from Maine Calling

Friday, January 19, 2018 12:29 pm

If you feel fulfilled in your work, you're more likely to feel fulfilled in other areas of your life.

Slideshow: See how students find purpose in their Bates-funded summer internships

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:33 pm

J.R. Watanasiri '19 came to Bates to major in biochemistry with a pre-med focus. But he liked tuna, too. Can Bates help him combine the two?

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