Bowdoin Career Advisory Network Newsletter A note from Tom Walsh, ’83, Chairperson, Bowdoin Career Advisory Network (BCAN):
reetings BCAN members! With your help and dedication our network continues to grow and assist Bowdoin stu‐
dents as they seek their first jobs beyond the Pines. Anecdotally, I know that the group is also a valuable resource for Bowdoin alumni going through mid‐career job shifts. As you will read in this edition of the newsletter, the Bowdoin Career Planning oﬃce has been focusing their eﬀorts on encouraging our members to increase their recruiting eﬀorts on campus. We are grateful to the alums who answered the call.
Tom Walsh ’83 This spring alone seventy alums and parents were on campus for career planning events.
Being Part of BCAN
In comparison to last year, we saw an 18 percent increase in overall outreach programs, oﬀering 176 events that saw a total of 4,000
ur LinkedIn group has grown to over 2,100 members this year and has proven to be an
attendees. We continue to be buoyed by the growth and energy we perceive in
invaluable resource. Bowdoin parents have also joined our
the BCAN group. We continue to strive to spread the word and
ranks through the BCAN for Parents subgroup. If you have
encourage you to invite fellow alums and Bowdoin parents into the
not joined already, please consider doing so by clicking on
fold both through PolarNet and via LinkedIn.
the link on the following page and requesting to join. While you are joining the BCAN LinkedIn® Group (Search: Bowdoin
Thanks again for your involvement in this network. Remember that
Career), please also join the Bowdoin Alumni Group. It’s also
the advice, mentorship, and opportunities we can extend to
important that you take the time to update your profile in
Bowdoin students can be among the most vital and valuable ways
Bowdoin’s PolarNet alumni database. You can do so by
you can support your college. I hope you enjoy a wonderful sum‐
visiting PolarNet. The alumni database currently holds over 2,825 BCAN members accessible through the BCAN/Careers page on
mer and are ready to gear back up when the students return to Brunswick in September.
PolarNet. Seniors have also been given access to the entire Bowdoin alumni database. We hope this will give them more reach to help find individuals in a position to inform their decisions going forward.
Tom Walsh ‘83
A Note from Todd
he diplomas have been handed out and Bowdoin’s Class of
Employers‐NACE). To accomplish such a feat Bowdoin stu‐
fine form, many benefiting from the
dents need to have the far‐reaching access and expertise that
help of members of the Bowdoin
the Bowdoin Career Advisory Network can provide. For this,
Career Advisory Network (BCAN).
we oﬀer our sincere thanks to BCAN members.
continuing to give of their time and expertise to help students find em‐ ployment and educational experi‐
Associate Director of Employer Relations
director of research at the National Association of Colleges and
2011 has entered the real world in
Bowdoin alumni and parents are
Todd Herrmann ’85
national average of 24 percent (statistic provided by Ed Koc,
ences that will influence their lives for many years to come.
Bowdoin’s on‐campus recruiting program saw many new suc‐ cesses this year. Our Maine Employers Career Fair more than doubled in size with fifty‐eight employers in attendance, an increase of 142 percent over last year’s twenty‐four employers. Our first international, Skype‐based information session was given from Shanghai, China where William Bao Bean ‘95 spoke
This year’s Bowdoin Senior Survey
to more than twenty students about the Bowdoin Club of Asia
showed us that 71 percent of the
internship program. In all, 103 distinct employers visited cam‐
graduating seniors had a plan in place for their future at the
pus to promote jobs and internships. We are hoping that the
time for graduation. This number includes graduates going on
2011‐2012 recruiting cycle will show still greater successes. If
to graduate school, full‐ or part‐time employment, travel, or
your firm or organization hires college students for internships
or full‐time positions, we encourage you to contact Bowdoin
A total of 43.4 percent of Bowdoin students graduated with a
full‐time employment position awaiting them, up from 42 per‐
To learn more about recruiting options at Bowdoin, please con‐
cent in 2010 and 35 percent in 2009. To say that this is an out‐
tact Todd R. Herrmann ‘85, associate director of employer rela‐
standing figure can best be illustrated by comparing it with the
tions, at email@example.com or call 207‐725‐3717.
Links LinkedIn® BCAN Group
LinkedIn® Bowdoin Alumni Group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3194
“The contact information in the BCAN Linked‐In group is for BCAN purposes only, and does not replace the PolarNet or Regis‐ trar’s Oﬃce database as the primary record for contact information for Bowdoin alumni. Please be sure to inform the Registrar’s Oﬃce of any contact information updates.”
Visiting Alumni Mike O’Neill ‘04, Fidelity Investments Ingrid Anid ‘08, Fidelity Investments EJ Coveney ‘91, Fidelity Investments DeRay McKesson ‘07, Teach for America Carolyn O’Boyle ‘00, Deloitte Mike Westerman ‘08, Deloitte Will Jacob ‘10, Deloitte Nathan Isaacson ‘10, Deloitte Sarah Richards ‘10, Deloitte Mark Newman ‘09, Deloitte Chris Burrage ‘08, Deloitte Aurora Kurland ‘09, Deloitte Mike Minogue ‘06, M&T Bank Nate Smith ‘04, Andover Companies Pat Duchette ‘08, Andover Companies Steve Cunningham ‘08, Andover Companies John Cole ‘88, Andover Companies Tom Welch, 86, General Reinsurance Amir Abdullah ‘10, Unum Mike Krohn ‘09, Unum Ken Legins ‘92, Internships in Public Health Shelley Hearne ‘83, Internships in Public Health Jeremy Litchfield ‘99, Atayne Todd Haedrich ‘93, AthenaHealth Colleen Mathews ‘03, Baker Newman and Noyes Peter Chandler ‘72, Baker Newman and Noyes Roger Berle ‘64, Cliﬀ Island “ACE” Corp Birgitta Polson ‘09, Island Institute Matt Bruch ‘10, Liquid Wireless Kate Van Savage ‘88, L.L. Bean Bob Stuart ‘77, Maine College Circle Mike Miliard ‘98, Medtech Media Jeﬀ Begin ‘73, Norton Insurance and Financial Services Matt Kaubris (Parent of Alexa Kaubris ‘09), Oxford Credit Union
Have jobs and internships for Bowdoin students? Please contact Todd.
Kevin Sullivan ‘10, Unum Sales Marty Dionne ‘91, Vertafore Rob Donovan ‘85, Wells Fargo Sean Marsh ‘95, Point Judith Capital Chad Olcott ‘99, Apogee Adventures Mike McClellan ‘08, Eze Castle Software Josh Allen ‘02, LogMeIn Tucker Harrison ‘06, Landmark School Michael Moynihan, ‘89 LEGO Garret Gates ‘08, Trimuvirate Environmental Alexa Kaubris ‘09 Triumvirate Environmental Brett Hodess ‘82 Bank of America Courtney Camps ‘09, Carney, Sandoe & Associates Kate Shoemaker ‘95, Harlem Children’s Zone Kendall Burman ‘00, Oﬃce of the White House Counsel Thomas Casarella ‘00, U.S. Treasury Department Marcie Cheney ‘99, HandySoft Global Corp Brendon Fowler ‘97, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP Melanie Granoﬀ ‘96, Goldman Sachs & Co. Matthew Oliﬀ ‘02, Columbia University Andrew Petitjean ‘92, Kingdon Capital Management Kevin Petrie ‘95, EMC Corp Annie Tsang ‘01, The Branson School Dana Krueger ‘99, Boeing Adam Gibbons ‘91, Latash, LLC Art Black 91, BBR Partners, LLC Dave Shorrock ‘90, Kayak Capital, LP Andy Cowen ‘92, Pro Tom International Peter Lyle ‘92, Neuberger Berman Jason Hafler ‘04, Atlas Venture Arlyn Davich ‘03 PayPerks, Inc.
Todd R. Herrmann, ʹ85 Assoc. Director of Employer Relations Bowdoin Career Planning 4900 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011 207‐725‐3717 / firstname.lastname@example.org