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, or send the job description to us at If you are a Bates alum or parent, be sure to let us know because we love Bobcat connections!

Hire Bates interns

Post your internships to Handshake, or send the position description to us at

Learn more about the Bates Purposeful Work internship program to raise the visibility of your opportunity among our students, 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.

Visit Bates for recruiting

We host employers for on-campus info sessions, interviews, and other events. If you are interested in visiting campus, email the Bates Center for Purposeful Work at or call 207-786-6232.

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:

lacnLiberal Arts Career Network (LACN)  is an online database of jobs and internships with employers seeking candidate with skills developed through a liberal arts education

SLAC logoSelective Liberal Arts Consortium (SLAC) is 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 invited to log into Handshake.

If you would like to explore strategies for reaching Bates students with your opportunities, contact the Bates Center for Purposeful Work at 207-786-6232 or

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