Bates Bridge
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What is it?

Bates Bridge is a new platform to foster student-to-alumni and alumni-to-alumni connections: it’s like an internal LinkedIn, but better!

How do I join?

Sign up at with your Bates login credentials, answer some questions about yourself, such as your hometown, educational background, current academic interests, extracurricular involvement, and on-campus jobs.

How does it help me?

Have you heard about the power of the Bates network? Bates Bridge connects Batesies to other Batesies: helping you jump-start your career, find your way in a city or industry, and discover other Bobcats who are passionate about the same things as you. It’s also particularly powerful because alumni have to opt-in, ensuring that all members share the explicit intention to engage and connect.

What exactly can I do on Bates Bridge?

You can search for alumni based on their major, location, and industry experience. You can also identify alumni based on their individually selected “help topics”, which range from identity conversations (on their experiences as someone of a certain race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status) to work-life balance, connecting your major to your career, living abroad, graduate school advice, and more!

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