For Employers: Recruiting at Bates

The Bates Center for Purposeful Work strives to prepare students for the rigors, realities, and rewards of a meaningful career. We partner with employers of all sizes, from small non-profits to multinational corporations, to match your needs to the skills and abilities of our students.

Recruit Bates students and graduates

Post your open positions to Handshake — this is the platform utilized by current students as well as recent graduates to identify internship and job opportunities, so it is critical for employers to post here. If you are a Bates alum or parent, be sure to let us know because we can code Handshake postings as Bobcat connections. Additionally, alumni can post directly to a closed LinkedIn group for Bates Alumni and Friends.

Hire Bates interns

Post your internships to Handshake — this is the platform utilized by current students as well as recent graduates to identify internship and job opportunities, so it is critical for employers to post here. If you are a Bates alum or parent, be sure to let us know because we can code Handshake postings as Bobcat connections. Additionally, alumni can post directly to a  closed LinkedIn group for Bates Alumni and Friends.

Learn more about the Bates Purposeful Work internship program to raise the visibility of your opportunity among our students, foster and support professional development opportunities for your interns and managers, and support their internship experience with your organization. Bates alumni and parents are especially urged to explore this program and reach out to us with your opportunities! If you are interested in becoming a core employer, email Beverly Vari with the Employer Engagement team at the Bates Center for Purposeful Work at bvari@bates.edu.

Visit Bates for recruiting

We host employers for on-campus info sessions, interviews, and other events. If you are interested in visiting campus, email Hoi Ning Ngai with the Employer Engagement team at the Bates Center for Purposeful Work at hngai@bates.edu. She will be in touch with you within 2-3 business days to discuss options for connecting with students on campus.

Leverage our career fairs and consortia recruiting

Bates does not host any on-campus career fairs. However, we belong to a number of consortia that can help you reach Bates students, as well as students at other selective liberal arts colleges, including:

SLAC logoSelective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) is a series of recruiting events, including two career fair/recruiting days in Washington, DC and New York City in January, as well as video interview days in September and February.

To post jobs or internships, employers are requested to utilize the Handshake platform.

If you would like to explore strategies for reaching Bates students with your opportunities, email Hoi Ning Ngai with the Employer Engagement team at the Bates Center for Purposeful Work at hngai@bates.edu.

We ask all employers who recruit at Bates, including through Handshake, to review and abide by our recruiting policies, including guidelines regarding unpaid internships.

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