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Guide to the Career Planning Center Records and Publications , 1962-

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Title:
Career Planning Center: records and publications
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Dean of Student Affairs
ID:
A02.04
Date [inclusive]:
1962-
Extent:
3 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.

Preferred Citation:

Career Planning Center: Records and Publications, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

The Career Planning Center was created in 1944 as the Placement Bureau. Originally the office was primarily concerned with establishing contacts between current students and Bowdoin alumni who could offer them employment. As its interests and contacts expanded beyond the world of Bowdoin alumni, the name was changed to the Placement Office in 1961. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s the office aided both graduates and undergraduates in finding permanent and part-time employment. As career placement became more professional in the early 1970s, the office was renamed as the Office of Career Counseling and Placement. In addition to the more traditional services the office began to offer advice on resume writing and other job hunting skills. In 1978 it was renamed the Office of Career Services (OCS). Since July 1995 it has been known as the Career Planning Center.

The bulk of the material is publications produced by the Office of Career Services. Most significant is the collection of the Bulletin, a bi-weekly (originally weekly) publication that identifies employment opportunities and gives notices of on-campus recruiting, and information about graduate study. Although the office has existed since 1944, there are no records prior to 1962.

Series Description:

This series contains annual reports of the director of the Office of Career Services. The reports contain summary information of the activities of the office including statistics on counseling appointments and meetings, on-campus recruiters, workshops, and seminars.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Self Study, 1986

box 1 folder 1

Annual Reports - HKW [Harry K. Warren], 1980-1984

box 1 folder 2

Annual Reports - HKW, 1985-1987

box 1 folder 3

Annual Reports - HKW, 1988-1990

box 1 folder 4

Series Description:

The Bulletin began as a weekly memo listing the recruiters coming to campus. Later, it developed into the "Bulletin of the Outside World," that also included graduate study information, and schedules of workshops and other programs offered by Career Services. Although, primarily concerned with Seniors, the Bulletin also included part-time and volunteer opportunities open to undergraduates. In 1994 the Bulletin began publishing three editions: one for Alumni, one for Seniors, and one for Underclass students. In 1995 the names were changed to CPC Undergrad Newsletter, CPC Senior Newsletter, and CPC Alumni Newsletter.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically. From 1993, arranged by edition.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1962-1965

box 1 folder 1

October 1976 - May 1978

box 1 folder 2

September 1978-1979

box 1 folder 3

1980

box 1 folder 4

1981

box 1 folder 5

1982-May 1983

box 1 folder 6

September 1983 - May 1984

box 1 folder 7

September 1985 - May 1986

box 1 folder 8

September 1986 - May 1987

box 1 folder 9

September 1987 - May 1988

box 1 folder 10

September 1988 - May 1989

box 1 folder 11

September 1989 - Summer 1990

box 1 folder 12

October - November 1992

box 1 folder 13

OCS Bulletin: February 1994 -

box 2 folder 1

OCS Bulletin: Alumni/ae Job Newsletter March 1994 -

box 2 folder 2

OCS Bulletin: Edition B: Class of 1994 February 1994 - May 1994

box 2 folder 3

OCS Bulletin: Edition C: Classes of 1995, 1996, 1997 February 1994 - May 1994

box 2 folder 4

OCS Bulletin: Edition B: Class of 1995 August 1994 -

box 2 folder 5

OCS Bulletin: Edition C: Classes of 1996, 1997, 1998

box 2 folder 6

Series Description:

This series contains various alumni surveys beginning with the class of 1976. The surveys in the 1970's and 1980's were done at the end of senior year and concern career plans. The bulk of the material consists of the original responses of the class of 1982 to a 1992 survey regarding the class of 1982's perception of the quality of the educational experience at Bowdoin. The results of the survey of the class of 1982 were used by the Office of Records and Research in a December 1992 report.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed for 75 years from date of creation.

1976, Class of 1976 survey

box 1 folder 1

1978, Class of 1978 survey

box 1 folder 2

1980, Class of 1980 survey

box 1 folder 3

1981, Class of 1981 survey

box 1 folder 4

1982, Class of 1982 survey

box 1 folder 5

[1984], Class of 1984 survey

box 1 folder 6

1992, Class of 1982 survey - master list

box 1 folder 7

1992, Class of 1982 survey - A-F

box 1 folder 8

1992, Class of 1982 survey - F-G

box 1 folder 9

1992, Class of 1982 survey - L-P

box 1 folder 10

1992, Class of 1982 survey - P-Z

box 1 folder 11

1992, Class of 1982 survey - no name

box 1 folder 12

1992 Dec, Report on the survey of the class of 1982

box 1 folder 13

Series Description:

This series contains handouts and posted notices for programs, as well as informational material available to students on such subjects as: resume writing, job search strategies, and interviewing techniques. Also included beginning in 1992 is a profile of the previous year's graduating class which includes data on the career and educational status of students six months following graduation. In addition there are career directories of various Bowdoin clubs, such as the Bowdoin Club of Boston.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1962, 1966-1969, 1976-1977, 1980-1989

box 1 folder 1

1990-1993

box 1 folder 2

1992 Apr, Greater Boston Bowdoin College Career Directory (second edition)

box 1 folder 3

1994 Bowdoin Club of Boston Career Directory

box 1 folder 4

1994 Bowdoin Club of New York Career Directory

box 1 folder 5

1994 Bowdoin Club of Washington Career Directory

box 1 folder 6

1994-1999

box 1 folder 7

1998 Bowdoin Club of New York Career Directory (first edition)

box 1 folder 8

2011-

box 1 folder 9

Undated

box 1 folder 10

Series Description:

In 1989 the Association of Bowdoin Friends commissioned a survey of local business and professional people who were willing to discuss their career experiences with Bowdoin students who were considering that occupation after graduation. The survey asked for general information about the work and the educational background of the respondents. These replies were kept on file in the Career Services office for students to browse. It was up to the students to contact the individual respondents.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by occupation.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Association of Bowdoin Friends Survey, Advertising - Investments

box 1 folder 1

Association of Bowdoin Friends Survey, Journalism - Teaching

box 1 folder 2

Series Description:

This series contains an outgrowth of the OCS Bulletin, undergrad edition.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

CPC Undergraduate Newsletter, Classes of 1997, 1998, 1999, September 1995-

box 1 folder 1

Series Description:

This series contains an outgrowth of the OCS Bulletin, senior class edition.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

CPC Senior Class Newsletter, Class of 1996, September, 1995 -

box 1 folder 1

Series Description:

This series contains an outgrowth of the OCS Bulletin, alumni class edition.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

CPC Alumni Newsletter July 4, 1995-

box 1 folder 1
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