Stories about "Purposeful Work"
‘Hang in there’: 2009 graduates offer words of wisdom for new alumni

Friday, June 12, 2020 9:42 am

The Class of 2020 isn't the only one to graduate into a recession. Here's what the Class of 2009 has to say.

‘To give an edge’: Purposeful Work internships go remote — and include graduating seniors

Friday, May 29, 2020 9:07 am

In a newly tight job market, the Center for Purposeful Work has helped employers design remote internships.

Associate Professor of Mathematics Adriana Salerno teaching her first-year seminar FYS446 "The Communication Equation: A Mathematical Media Tour" in Pettengill 127.Mathematics is everywhere in the news these days, from basic statistics to more sophisticated uses to describe economics, science, and mathematical breakthroughs. Too often we accept numbers and data as the truth, without giving them a second thought. It is therefore important to develop critical reading skills. As creators of information, it also is important to learn to use mathematics and data to support arguments and undertake true scientific reporting. In this course students read breaking news articles and longer features to learn effective uses of mathematics in journalism. They put these best practices to use by writing articles, blogs, and radio pieces. Additional topics may include mathematics in other media such as fiction writing, television, movies, and art. The students discussed "Arcadia," a 1993 play by Tom Stoppard concerning the relationship between past and present, order and disorder, certainty and uncertainty."
‘Very professional, very prepared, very bright’: Bates math students take on real-world projects

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:15 am

Local schools and a regional mental health agency benefited from student work in a new math course created by Adriana Salerno.

Bates Purposeful Work expert: Sense of purpose offers a path forward during COVID-19

Friday, April 10, 2020 11:22 am

“These are extremely hard times. They are also extremely purposeful times, as a result,” says Bates psychologist and Purposeful Work expert Rebecca Fraser-Thill

Purposeful Work: Spotlight on Environmental Careers6-7 p.m. Environmental Career Panel Discussion in Commons 2217:10 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Session I There was a second breakout session and networking reception that I didn't photograph.Philip Dube '16, second-year graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.Emma Conover '16, Ceres's water program, where she works to mobilize food and beverage companies to address water risks in their agricultural supply chain.Mike Lydon ;04, a Principal of Street Plans, an international award-winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco.Lucy (Brennan) Perkins '14, joined the City of South Portland's sustainability office to assist in the developments of campaigns and outreach materials that educate the community about sustainability initiatives and garner new support for policies and programs.Hannah Broadley '10, biologist, ecologist, and entomologist, with a Ph.D., whose area of focus is the management of invasive forest insects. She is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts and works with a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.Jeffrey Porter '85, considered one of the top environmental lawyers in the country.
To succeed in an environmental career, pick a problem and become an expert, say Bates alumni

Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:35 pm

Dive deep into your chosen field by getting involved both locally and internationally, and by keeping tabs on a rapidly changing world.

A panel of Bates alumni discuss entrepreneurship: from building their own businesses, supporting their communities, and more!They will share stories of entrepreneurship, managing failure and adversity, and offer advice on how to develop these skills so vital to making a difference in any setting or industry. This event also kicks off Bobcat Ventures, Bates’ entrepreneurship program that provides students with skills, training, and mentorship culminating in a pitch competition. Students of all majors, years, and interests are invited to participate!Introducing the panel is Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean, Center for Purposeful WorkPanel from left:Moderator, Chris Barbin '93, Bates Trustee and Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Partner at GGV Capital ;Mbali Ndlovu '12, Founder of LukafitMichelle Pham '15, Account Manager at Google Julia Sleeper '08 Founder and Executive Director of Tree Street Youth
Advice from Bates entrepreneurs: Find a need, talk to customers, and get a return

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:59 am

A Google account manager, a founder of an activewear brand for women of color, and a founder of a Lewiston youth center — all Bates alumnae — share their stories.

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”.— Russell BakerSummer on campus
Slideshow: This Summer at Bates

Monday, August 12, 2019 3:26 pm

Have a taste of summer at Bates: campus scenes plus off-campus portraits of students engaged in summer work all over.

Boats made at Bates, all the way from Japan

Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:58 am

Salt, sake, and sparks anoint the vessels made by students in the Short Term course “Apprentice Learning: Building the Japanese Boat.”

In a simulated ‘mole’ hunt, students learn about real-life intelligence work

Friday, May 17, 2019 9:49 am

Two spies, a schoolteacher with a side job, and some glasses of Scotch make for an interesting Short Term course.

Bates in the News: April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Media outlets take notice of a new Gallup study on the value of purposeful work; and former Garcelon gridder Sam Francis ’17 now has a job crunching numbers for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals.

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