Startups & Entrepreneurship.

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Have a great idea? Want to start your own business? Whether you have an idea for an app, or want to start your own educational services firm, there are resources out there to help. Start with networking, learn your product, get experience in another organization, and launch!

Interested in being at the beginning of something new? Working for a startup can be an exciting way to put your stamp on something as it grows. Many employers are attracted to Bowdoin grads who can learn quickly, solve complex problems, and write well.

Salary Info

Salaries vary widely depending on role, geographic location, and level of experience. Look at specific roles in the the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Do your research to get a better sense of what specific companies in particular cities are paying entry-level employees. Check out Glassdoor and to get an idea. Also, a cost of living calculator can be very useful when trying to compare salaries in different parts of the country.

Organizations and Alumni

There is a tradition of entrepreneurship at Bowdoin. Reed Hastings ’83 founded Netflix; Peter Smathers & Austin Branson started Smathers & Branson.


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