Stories about "Purposeful Work"
Cole De Magistris ’24, an economics and rhetoric, film, and screen studies double major from Emerson, N.J. He had a purposeful work internship during August 2023 with the Minnesota Vikings training facility in Eagan, Minn. He was photographed here on Aug. 21, 2023. Work: Supporting marketing, fan engagement, and guest services initiatives included with Fan Village, the Vikings’ fan experience program during training camp.
NFL internship more than just fun and games for Cole De Magistris ’24

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:18 pm

An NFL training camp is more than just practices. It’s a huge opportunity to cultivate new fans, which is what Cole De Magistris ’24 was tasked with during his internship with the Minnesota Vikings.

Slideshow: Meet 18 Bates students deep into their summer work experiences

Friday, August 25, 2023 11:18 am

Alan Wang '24, a Purposeful Work intern at the Maine State Archives, put it this way: If no one does the work, then "questions can never be answered." Meet students who are doing the work.

Marine biology internship sawing off tuna heads seemed ghoulish, but contributing to science made it all worth it for Ben Morse ’24

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 9:22 am

By removing the otolith bone from tuna heads this summer in his Purposeful Work internship at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Ben Morse '24 helped provide key data to help biologists assess the health of the tuna population, which, in turn, helps inform policy makers who manage the tuna fishery.

For Harris Ramlee ’25, the orangutans of North Sumatra were ‘beyond what I could imagine’

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 2:44 pm

As a Bates Purposeful Work intern with an Indonesian conservation sanctuary, Ramlee discovered that he was — surprisingly — right where he needed to be.

Bates-funded Purposeful Work INBRE (The Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) intern Rebecca Anderson '24 at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her research presentation is titled "Generation of a gene orthology map between axolotl and key model organisms." She works under the supervision of Joel H. Graber, Ph.D., senior staff scientist, director of computational biology and bioinformatics core, at MDIBL. (Read more about what he does here: appears with another student who is working on a separate research project under Dr. Graber’s supervision: Aiden Pike ’23 of Belfast, Maine (wearing baseball cap) a student at UMaine-Orono. They are photographed in Meyers Pavillion, where they along with other members of the MDIBL community listened to a weekly Chalk Talk. This one was presented by Dartmouth professor Bruce Stanton, Ph.D, who covered his life’s work including topics on arsenic poisoning of well water and cystic fibrosis.She is also shown in Maren Auditorium preparing for an Aug. 5 presentation to be made by each of the MDIBL summer research fellows. And in the Morris Research Building where she and Aiden stop by to check in with Dr. Graber. She appears with her computer on the balcony of the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation, overlooking the ocean, and on a dock by the ocean with Dr. Graber and Aiden.Our iconic campus is a gathering place for preeminent scientists, motivated students and engaged citizens where new ideas are sparked, new knowledge is discovered, critically discussed and disseminated to the world. Nestled in the heart of Acadia National Park, our idyllic location serves as constant inspiration, fosters collaboration, and grounds us in an inherent appreciation for the beauty and complexity of nature. 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the Laboratory’s move to Mount Desert Island at the invitation of George Dorr, renowned preservationist and “
Slideshow: Bates summer internships and ‘what I want my future to look like’

Friday, September 23, 2022 11:54 am

Nine students whose summer jobs had Bates funding, including Purposeful Work internships, told us about what they did (and smelled) — and what they learned about their emerging sense of purpose.

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In a league of her own: Amanda Taylor’s summer on the Cape with the country’s best amateur baseball league

Thursday, September 15, 2022 11:23 am

Armed with a Purposeful Work internship,Taylor was a liaison between major league baseball scouts and a Cape Cod League team. “Amanda is a leader," said a coach. "The players have a lot of respect for her."

EXDS s15Z, Writing WarPaul Shinkman teaches his Short Term course in the Bonney Science Center.Manuel Machorro Gomez Pezeula ’24 of Mexico CityAshka Jhaveri, ‘22Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, CongoHe reviewed a mock press conference earlier in the day and then discussed student writing for a previous writing assignment in journalism.
Disorientingly different but exhilarating: Short Term courses taught by visiting practitioners

Friday, May 20, 2022 2:14 pm

Practitioners descend onto campus to teach courses, from marketing to national security reporting, that teach applied skills and give students a chance to expand their professional networks.

Bitter experience? A student intern tests Lewiston craft beers in a Bates lab

Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:56 am

When a Lewiston craft brewery wanted a partner to research the bitterness of their beers, they turned to Bates and Purposeful Work intern Emily Tamkin '23.

Ariel Abonizio ’20 creates virtual-reality tours for Museum L-A

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13 pm

With a Purposeful Work internship available to graduating seniors this year, Abonizio worked with high-end multimedia gear to create VR tours of two major exhibitions, one on the history of child labor in Maine, the other about the Androscoggin River.

‘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.

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