Fall 2020

We realize this is an extremely difficult time for all of our students, as you navigate your next steps. We want you to know that we acknowledge your concerns and want to assist and support you in all the ways that we can.

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we will share relevant information, provide guidance and encouragement, and offer strategies for moving forward. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us individually and to the general Purposeful Work email address (purposefulwork@bates.edu) with your needs and questions.

Self-Directed Purposeful Work Activities:

To engage with Purposeful Work during Move-In Week, follow this self-directed guide that includes step-by-step modules, webinars, and related activities. You can move through the modules at your own pace, but also reach out at any time for more support.

Just email us at purposefulwork@bates.edu.

Purposeful Work Appointments:

We continue to offer appointments for students and alumni in a variety of formats including Zoom, phone, and Google Hangouts.

To easily schedule an appointment on your own, login to Handshake, go to the upper tab “Career Center” and then click “Appointments”.

Alternatively, please email purposefulwork@bates.edu with your needs and availability (M-F, 9AM-4PM EST). To facilitate scheduling, please include your best phone number and note your preference for virtual contact: phone, Zoom, Google Hangout, or other. You will receive email confirmation of your scheduled appointment.

A staff member will follow up with you should we need additional information to coordinate your appointment.

Drop Ins by Email:

Purposeful Work staff members are available every weekday 1-3 pm to review resumes, cover letters, and answer questions via email. If you send an email to purposefulwork@bates.edu by 3 pm, we will respond by 4:30 pm EST that same day.

Events, employer information sessions, workshops:

We continue to host events and workshops in virtual formats. Our events are posted on Handshake, publicized on Bates Today, and other means. In order for us to facilitate communication about events with students quickly and easily, please RSVP to events via Handshake

Check out:

The Purposeful Work YouTube channel for a variety of recorded workshops and alumni interviews!

The Employer Info Session Recordings for students.

Purposeful Work on Social Media and In the News:

Learn more about Purposeful Work by checking us out on social media and in the news.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Messages to Current Students:

Beginning the week of March 23, 2020, the Center for Purposeful Work sent weekly messages of support and encouragement to each class. With these messages, our goal was to provide strategies and resources for navigating the challenges of the current time. To access the messages for your class, please check out the links below.

June 9, 2020 – Class of 2023
Week 10, May 26, 2020
Week 9, May 19, 2020
Week 8, May 12, 2020
Week 7, May 6, 2020
Week 6, April 28, 2020
Week 5, April 21, 2020
Week 4, April 14, 2020
Week 3, April 7, 2020
Week 2, March 31, 2020
Week 1, March 24, 2020

June 9. 2020 – Class of 2022
Week 10, May 26, 2020
Week 9, May 19, 2020
Week 8, May 12, 2020
Week 7, May 6, 2020
Week 6, April 28, 2020
Week 5, April 21, 2020
Week 4, April 14, 2020
Week 3, April 7, 2020
Week 2, March 31, 2020
Week 1, March 24, 2020

June 23, 2020 – Class of 2021
June 16, 2020 – Class of 2021
June 9, 2020 – Class of 2021
Week 10, May 26, 2020
Week 9, May 19, 2020
Week 8, May 12, 2020
Week 7, May 6, 2020
Week 6, April 28, 2020
Week 5, April 21, 2020
Week 4, April 14, 2020
Week 3, April 7, 2020
Week 2, March 31, 2020
Week 1, March 24, 2020

September 1, 2020 – Class of 2020
August 25, 2020 – Class of 2020
August 12, 2020 – Class of 2020
August 4, 2020 – Class of 2020
July 28, 2020 – Class of 2020
July 21, 2020 – Class of 2020
July 14, 2020 – Class of 2020
July 7, 2020 – Class of 2020
June 30, 2020 – Class of 2020
June 23, 2020 – Class of 2020
June 16, 2020 – Class of 2020
June 9, 2020 – Class of 2020
Week 10, May 26, 2020
Week 9, May 19, 2020
Week 8, May 12, 2020
Week 7, May 6, 2020
Week 6, April 28, 2020
Week 5, April 21, 2020
Week 4, April 14, 2020
Week 3, April 7, 2020
Week 2, March 31, 2020
Week 1, March 24, 2020

On-Campus Jobs with Purposeful Work (2020-21):

To those who may have applied or were planning to apply to the Purposeful Work Fellow, Office Assistant, or Digital Marketing Assistant role: at this time we have paused all hiring for Winter Semester 2020/21. Like so many, our staff is working to respond to the most current news re: COVID-19 and its effect on our work with Bates students, staff, and faculty. Please know that we look forward to engaging in purposeful work together.