Welcome to the SEO

The Bates College Student Employment Office (SEO) provides students with opportunities to enrich their growth by acquiring part-time positions on or off-campus. Student Employment is an excellent opportunity to learn valuable life skills. From working at a library, an administrative office, or as a coach, any job teaches students critical professional skills. Interpersonal skills, teamwork, project management are all crucial professional skills essential to adult life. Through student employment, students gain skills that they can take with them after Bates and into the professional setting.

To get started, follow the Student Employment Flow Chart. 

How Do I Find a Job?

Bates students can find all on-campus jobs, many off-campus jobs, and internships on Handshake. Students can log in to their account using their Bates email username and password. Students are encouraged to frequently look at the list of positions available on Handshake as it is updated whenever there are any new job opportunities.

**Handshake access for incoming students is granted in August, the summer before their freshman year, and never has to be renewed. If you are a freshman, wait until you receive an email from the Student Employment Office (SEO) before trying to log in.**

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