We realize the COVID-19 pandemic has created an extremely difficult time for all of our students, as you navigate your next steps. Work and future feel uncertain for all of us. 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 (email@example.com) with your needs and questions.
Self-Directed Purposeful Work Activities:
To engage with Purposeful Work while you have some extra time this winter, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purposeful Work Appointments:
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 email@example.com 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:
**There will be no daily drop ins starting December 19th through January 3rd. You may email your documents during that time and will receive feedback when the office reopens on January 4th.
Events, employer information sessions, workshops:
The Purposeful Work YouTube channel for a variety of recorded workshops and alumni interviews!
- ‘Hang In There’: 2009 Graduates Offer Words of Wisdom for New Alumni – By, Emily McConville, Bates College
- ‘To Give An Edge’: Purposeful Work Internships Go Remote – And Include Graduating Seniors – By, Emily McConville, Bates College
- Recent college grads navigate the job market – By, Andrea Swiedom, The Franklin Journal
Messages to Current Students:
On-Campus Jobs with Purposeful Work (2020-21):