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Purposeful Work

Purposeful Work isn’t a Kind of work.

It’s a program designed to help you discover a path that’s right for you. Each year, we select a group of Bates students who embody the mission of the Bates Center for Purposeful Work. Meet the 2018 Cohort below.

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Getting involved with Purposeful Work at Bates is simple.

Purposeful Work By the Numbers

We take a data-driven approach to program design, management, and improvement. Iteration is a crucial part of the process.

90% of the class in 2018 have participated in Purposeful Work programming
94% of students would encourage their peers to take Purposeful Work infusion classes
97% of employers agreed that their Purposeful Work intern added value to their organization

Since the inception of the Purposeful Work initiative, Bates seniors’ confidence in their own career-related abilities has increased significantly in all measures surveyed.

Why It Matters

Watch Rebecca Fraser-Thill, Director of Faculty Engagement and Outreach and lecturer in Psychology, deliver an invitation to parents during Orientation.

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