Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Career Planning Center: Records and Publications, 1962-
ID
2.4
Date
1962-
Extent
3.0 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.


Collection Inventory

2.4.1: Annual Reports, 1980-   0.25 linear feet.

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.

Box Folder
1 1

Self Study, 1986 

1 2

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

1 3

Annual Reports - HKW, 1985-1987 

1 4

Annual Reports - HKW, 1988-1990 


2.4.2: OCS Bulletin, 1962-   0.75 linear feet.

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.

Box Folder
1 1

1962-1965 

1 2

October 1976 - May 1978 

1 3

September 1978-1979 

1 4

1980 

1 5

1981 

1 6

1982-May 1983 

1 7

September 1983 - May 1984 

1 8

September 1985 - May 1986 

1 9

September 1986 - May 1987 

1 10

September 1987 - May 1988 

1 11

September 1988 - May 1989 

1 12

September 1989 - Summer 1990 

1 13

October - November 1992 

2 1

OCS Bulletin: February 1994 - 

2 2

OCS Bulletin: Alumni/ae Job Newsletter March 1994 - 

2 3

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

2 4

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

2 5

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

2 6

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


2.4.3: Alumni Surveys, 1976-   0.5 linear feet.

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.

Box Folder
1 1

1976, Class of 1976 survey 

1 2

1978, Class of 1978 survey 

1 3

1980, Class of 1980 survey 

1 4

1981, Class of 1981 survey 

1 5

1982, Class of 1982 survey 

1 6

[1984], Class of 1984 survey 

1 7

1992, Class of 1982 survey - master list 

1 8

1992, Class of 1982 survey - A-F 

1 9

1992, Class of 1982 survey - F-G 

1 10

1992, Class of 1982 survey - L-P 

1 11

1992, Class of 1982 survey - P-Z 

1 12

1992, Class of 1982 survey - no name 

1 13

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


2.4.4: Notices, Handouts, Publications, 1962-   0.25 linear feet.

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.

Box Folder
1 1

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

1 2

1990-1993 

1 3

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

1 4

1994 Bowdoin Club of Boston Career Directory 

1 5

1994 Bowdoin Club of New York Career Directory 

1 6

1994 Bowdoin Club of Washington Career Directory 

1 7

1994-1999 

1 8

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

1 9

2011- 

1 10

Undated 


2.4.5: Association of Bowdoin Friends Career Survey, 1989   0.5 linear feet.

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.

Box Folder
1 1

Association of Bowdoin Friends Survey, Advertising - Investments 

1 2

Association of Bowdoin Friends Survey, Journalism - Teaching 


2.4.6: CPC Undergrad Newsletter, 1995-   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

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


2.4.7: CPC Senior Newsletter, 1995-   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

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


2.4.8: CPC Alumni Newsletter, 1995-   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

CPC Alumni Newsletter July 4, 1995-