Where to Find Us

General Information

  • Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm ET with occasional evening events, workshops, and employer info sessions (check Handshake for the latest schedule updates). 
  • Drop-Ins with our PW Peer Advisors are offered six days a week. Stop by without an appointment, during the day or evening hours, in various locations across campus. See details below. We’re here for you when you need us!
  • Email us any time. If you have questions about our programs or need to reach us, send us an email at purposefulwork@bates.edu.
  • Document Reviews. While we prefer to meet with students individually (virtually or in-person), we can review application materials via email, if necessary. PLEASE NOTE: We can only review documents in MS Word or Google Docs formats. Documents submitted in other formats will be returned via email, with a request for a Word or Google Doc format, which may delay the review process.

Drop-In Hours

  • Drop-Ins for Fall 2022 – No appointment necessary!
    Our student team of PW Peer Advisors is available for drop-in appointments to help with resumes, cover letters, and any questions about Purposeful Work programs. Stop by any time during these hours at the following locations:

    • Sundays,  7-9pm @ Ladd Library, Writing & Language Center, Room 101
    • Mondays, 1-3pm @ 146 Wood Street
    • Mondays, 7-9pm @ Ladd Library, Writing & Language Center, Room 101
    • Tuesdays, 1-3pm @ 146 Wood Street
    • Tuesdays, 7-9pm @ Ladd Library, Writing & Language Center, Room 101
    • Wednesdays, 1-3pm @ 146 Wood Street
    • Wednesdays, 7-9pm @  Ladd Library, Writing & Language Center, Room 101
    • Thursdays, 1-3pm @ 146 Wood Street AND 2-4pm @ OIE, 96 Campus Ave
    • Fridays, 1-3pm @ 146 Wood Street
  • Please note: Drop-In Hours are only offered while classes are in session. There are no drop-in hours during exam periods or academic breaks.

Where We Are

Our staff team will be working both on-campus and remotely. In our spring 2021 survey asking for your preferences on programs, services and 1:1 appointments with counselors, you clearly told us you wanted options. We will therefore continue to offer both in-person and Zoom meetings. Your wish is our command! 

On-campus, you can find us in Canham House at 146 Wood Street (left).

Check out our drop-in schedule (above) – these are blocks of time where our Purposeful Work Advisors and Staff members are open and available to help you with resumes, cover letters, job + internship search, or just to chat about all the resources PW has to offer you. And even if you don’t have any specific questions yet, please stop by – we’d love to meet you!