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Bowdoin’s resources and networks are working for you.

Make an Appointment

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.

 

Explore Careers

Discover what you want to do next.

Career Paths

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

Career Assessments

Identify your strengths and preferences to find your professional fit. This may help focus your search.
Career Assessments

Exploration Tools

Here are some other online resources you may find useful as you consider your options.
Exploration Tools

Graduate School

Continue your education in medicine, law, business, or academia. See where on campus you can get advice on your goals.
Graduate School

 

Find Opportunities

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

Funded Opportunities

Tap into the College’s financial resources to support your endeavors in research, service, or an otherwise unpaid experience.
Funded Opportunities

International Students

Understand the ins and outs of non-resident employment in the United States, and how you can stay to work.
International Students

Underrepresented Students

Addressing historical inequities, there are many opportunities specifically targeting underrepresented populations.
Underrepresented Students

 

Apply

Promote your best self and get noticed.

Resumes

Collate and communicate your life experiences in a one-page biography. Be proud of all that you have accomplished.
Resumes

Cover Letters

Make the case for why your qualifications make you the candidate to hire. Show them you’re the best.
Cover Letters

Personal Statements

Express your passions and aspirations for an experience unlike any other. Highlight who you are.
Personal Statements

Recommendations

Get the support of your professors, coaches, and professional mentors willing to speak in support of your candidacy.
Recommendations

 

Connect

Make opportunities for yourself through the Bowdoin network.

Networking 101

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

Networking Events

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

 

Interview

Interview Basics

Understand the different types of interviews you may encounter and how to best prepare yourself.
Interview Basics

Professional Attire

By looking the part, you can show a potential employer that you’re a good fit for the position.
Professional Attire

Case Interviews

Show that you’re prepared to tackle any scenario. This is common for consulting and management.
Case Interviews

Technical Interviews

Solve a problem with your own algorithm. This is the case interview for software engineering roles.
Technical Interviews

The Offer

Hooray, you got the job! Be sure to carefully evaluate the offer before committing to any decision.
The Offer

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