BCDC: Career Development Fellow (S9976C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities


The Bates Career Development Center (BCDC) invites applications for Career Development Fellows. This paid position offers the opportunity to work closely with the BCDC professional staff to provide exemplary support for Bates students in the career development process. Those who are successful in this position will advance their own career development and gain substantial paraprofessional experience. Career Development Fellows will have an excellent opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the BCDC career internship resources, develop communication and advising skills, and to gain practical experience that they can use in their career fields or graduate school.

To get an inside look at the role, please check out this interview:



Applicants must be current sophomores or juniors and should demonstrate reliability, attention to detail, and professionalism. Students must have a proven track record of strong time management and organizational skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (strong editing, grammatical, and presentation skills are essential). The BCDC seeks applicants who are able to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals, demonstrate flexibility and creativity, and work in a fast-paced environment.
Applicants with extensive knowledge of career development basics, wide-ranging educational experience and professional skills, and previous experience with work that involves customer service or interacting with the public are highly desirable.
Strong proficiency in technology (Word, Excel, Internet, social media, etc.), and the ability to learn new techniques and databases quickly are a must.


Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

The Basics

Department: Bates Career Development Center
Supervisor: Amy Jaffe
Office Location: 146 Wood St
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 5

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


• Reliability, attention to detail, and professionalism are essential • Allowed school years: Sophomore, Junior • Minimum cumulative GPA=3.0 •  Proven track record of leadership, strong time management and organizational skills •  Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills (strong editing, grammatical and presentation skills are a must) • Ability to work effectively with and promote BCDC services to a diverse range of individuals   • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Wide-ranging educational experience and professional skills • Extensive knowledge of career development basics is preferred • Previous experience with work that involves customer service or interacting with the public is highly desirable • Proficiency in technology (Word, Excel, Internet, social media, etc.); ability to learn new techniques and databases quickly Abundance of enthusiasm