Purposeful Work: Aligning who you are with what you do

Preparing students for lives of meaningful work lies at the heart of the liberal arts mission. Purposeful Work represents a radical departure from traditional approaches to preparing students for life after college. It is grounded in our mission, has curricular and co-curricular aspects, and takes a four-year, developmental approach to working with students.

Purposeful Work at Bates is about helping students discover the joy and power that arise from aligning who they are with what they do. It helps students identify and cultivate their interests and strengths and provides opportunities for them to acquire the knowledge, experiences, and relationships necessary to pursue their aspirations with imagination and integrity.

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