Career Exploration and Development
It’s a refrain that has been a part of the College long before any of us set foot on campus: a Bowdoin education gives students the tools to become leaders in all walks of life.
The From Here campaign will raise $37 million to offer students the opportunities and resources to land their first great job, and to build a career that surges and sails and soars.
The jobs of today cross boundaries between disciplines, and demand the thing that Bowdoin has done so well for centuries: teaching students how to think, not what to think. Visual artists find fulfilling work at Apple; English majors study medicine; and Bowdoin biochemists run global nonprofits.
Summer internships—once a rare opportunity—are now a necessity.
An undergraduate professional internship has become an essential qualifying activity to gain access to postgraduate jobs. The largest portion of career funding, $25 million, will enable every aided student to receive a grant for at least one summer internship.
“My internship granted me a holistic view of health care and showed me the importance of empathy, kindness, and open-mindedness—all of which are essential to being a successful physician.”
MARIANNE TISSOT ’20
Project Healthcare Intern
NYC Health + Hospitals | Bellevue, New York City
Sophomores had the campus mostly to themselves the last week of winter break as they wrote and revised résumés, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles, and reflected on what matters most to them in a job, a career, and a life.
Nearly sixty students convened remotely for a quick-fire business challenge. The event, organized in conjunction with toy giant LEGO, gave participants the chance to use their liberal arts skills to tackle real-world commercial challenges.