Stories about "purposeful work"
Video: Washington Post interviews Clayton Spencer about Purposeful Work innovations

Friday, January 18, 2019 10:44 am

Purposeful Work meets a major — though not always fulfilled — responsibility of a liberal arts college: helping students find jobs that feel meaningful.

Amidst sharks and coral reefs, Kelton McMahon ’05 unravels a paradox as old as Darwin

Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:43 pm

Over the course of his career, Kelton McMahon ’05 has developed tools that can tell you what an animal eats, by looking at the atoms in its body.

Bates in the News: Oct. 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018 8:55 am

NBC takes to the air with a Bates student pilot, and two alumni connect on a story about football concussions, thanks to a Reunion connection.

Bates in the News: Sept. 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018 9:39 am

A major feature on Purposeful Work, an alumna filmmaker disrupts the queer female narrative, and professors comment on dual enrollment and cell phones.

How to be ‘a guide on the side’ and other tips for new Bates College parents

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:34 am

Of the ways parents can support their newly fledged students, one of the most valuable is easing back and trusting them to figure college out.

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.

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