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Alumni Career Exploration

Bowdoin Career Planning. It's Always Relevant.

Career ExplorationCurrent students aren't the only ones who can benefit from our extensive career resources. At any given time in your life, you may desire a job change or even a change in profession. Last time we checked, the world wasn't slowing down. On the contrary, technology is drastically changing the way we work, and creating completely new categories of jobs and opportunities — making intelligent reflection, career planning and preparation more crucial than ever. Below, you'll find tools and information you need to assess your strengths, learn about different industries, and more.

Career Cruising
Are curious about exploring a variety of careers that match with your interests and skills? Are you wondering what kinds of summer internships to pursue? The Career Matchmaker interest inventory and My Skills assessment can help you get started. This self-guided tool will take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Don’t overthink your answers! You will get a list of careers that match your interests and skills. For each career, there are multi-media profiles, including job descriptions, working environments, interviews with practicing professionals, required education and training, expected earnings and links to related careers. Learn more

Vault.com
Through Vault.com, Bowdoin College offers alumni access to career information like career profile descriptions, industry and company research, focused industry guides, message boards and job search tips and tools.

To access Vault.com:

  • Log into the Alumni Gateway (Login is on right side of the screen, under "Find a Classmate")
  • Once logged in, click on the BCAN Directory link under "Career"
  • You'll see the link to Vault on the right side of the screen under "Additional Career Resources".

Spotlight on Careers
Spotlight on Careers is a collaborative web site exchange that comprises a number of web sites among selective liberal arts colleges. It is a useful starting point for students and alumni considering a new field or industry to obtain an overview of the nature of job possibilities, responsibilities, and career paths within a particular field (e.g. psychology). Browse these sites for occupational information, sources of job listings, current issues within the field, and lists of organizations or firms that are potential employers. To access Spotlight on Careers, click here.

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