We look forward to helping you identify career interests, create a resume, pursue internships and summer opportunities, and land your first job or post-graduate experience. It is never too early or too late to begin working with us.
Not sure where to start? You don’t have to prepare in advance of your first appointment, or know exactly what your questions are. Just stop by! We are located on the first floor of Moulton Union.
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Explore job and internship postings across different fields on Handshake.
Various employers hold info sessions on campus to talk about their organizations and current openings. Learn about coming events on Handshake and in our weekly newsletter.
Bowdoin alumni are eager to meet you and share their knowledge about various fields.
BCAN is a database of Bowdoin alumni that you can utilize to identify individuals at specific organizations or in general careers of interest that you can reach out to.
LinkedIn is one of the best ways to find alumni who are working all over the world, and in a wide range of fields.
Info-sessions are also a good place to meet alumni and other professionals in areas or organizations of interest.
Remember: when adding experiences to your resume or reflecting on experiences in your cover letter, all experiences are important, whether they are paid or unpaid, formal or informal. Additionally, a job doesn’t need to be perfectly aligned with your career interests to demonstrate essential skills on a resume or cover letter.
Schedule a mock interview to practice and refine your interviewing skills. Whether you’ve had many interviews or none, our mock interviewers can provide valuable feedback to take your interviewing to the next level.
There are many other ways to get paid to do research or internships over the summer through other departments at Bowdoin.
Additional Bowdoin Support
Students should connect with Benjamin G. Harris, the Director of the Student Center for Multicultural Life
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First Gen Fellows is a fellowship program in the DC area for first generation students
Center for First Generation Student Success is an evidence-based resources for colleges supporting first generation students. Articles and FAQs aimed at first generation college students are also available
I’m First! is an online community for first generation college students
America Needs You provides coaching and resources for low-income first generation college students to achieve personal and professional goals