Regardless of where you are in your career planning, we’re pleased to share a variety of resources that will inform your next steps. You are always welcome to make an appointment to discuss and strategize your aspirations.
Discover what you want to do next.
O, the places you will go! We’ve identified some of the many paths Polar Bears pursue, and we give you our industry insight. Career Paths
Identify your strengths and preferences to find your professional fit. This may help focus your search. Career Assessments
Here are some other online resources you may find useful as you consider your options. Exploration Tools
Continue your education in medicine, law, business, or academia. See where on campus you can get advice on your goals. Graduate School
Identify tangible possibilities.
Jobs & Internships
Employers have you in mind, so check out the experiences on offer from partner organizations and the Bowdoin network. Jobs & Internships
Tap into the College’s financial resources to support your endeavors in research, service, or an otherwise unpaid experience. Funded Opportunities
Understand the ins and outs of non-resident employment in the United States, and how you can stay to work. International Students
Addressing historical inequities, there are many opportunities specifically targeting underrepresented populations. Underrepresented Students
Promote your best self and get noticed.
Collate and communicate your life experiences in a one-page biography. Be proud of all that you have accomplished. Resumes
Make the case for why your qualifications make you the candidate to hire. Show them you’re the best. Cover Letters
Express your passions and aspirations for an experience unlike any other. Highlight who you are. Personal Statements
Get the support of your professors, coaches, and professional mentors willing to speak in support of your candidacy. Recommendations
Make opportunities for yourself through the Bowdoin network.
Meet people who can put you in touch with their connections to help you get the job you want. Networking 101
Start a Conversation
Introduce yourself, explain why you are contacting them, and express interest in setting up a chat. Start a Conversation
Meet new people – recruiters and alumni alike – to learn about career opportunities from people with experience. Networking Events
Thank You Notes
A simple “thank you” shows gratitude, establishes a relationship, and gets you remembered. Thank You Notes
Understand the different types of interviews you may encounter and how to best prepare yourself. Interview Basics
By looking the part, you can show a potential employer that you’re a good fit for the position. Professional Attire
Show that you’re prepared to tackle any scenario. This is common for consulting and management. Case Interviews
Solve a problem with your own algorithm. This is the case interview for software engineering roles. Technical Interviews
Hooray, you got the job! Be sure to carefully evaluate the offer before committing to any decision. The Offer