Career Development Spotlight

Bard Works: Linking the Liberal Arts to the Workplace

Bard Works is a professional development program for juniors and seniors that prepares them for work after Bard. This weeklong conference provides participants with the tools, strategies, and networking opportunities to hone their job search skills and prepare for success in the workplace.


Faculty: Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein has been president of Bard College since 1975, where he is also Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. He is chairman of the board of the Central European University and a board member of the Open Society Foundations. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He is coartistic director of the SummerScape and Bard Music Festivals at Bard College, and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he served as music director from 2003 to 2010.
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After Bard

After graduation Bard alumni/ae often stay closely connected to Bard, and to the friends and professors they had in College. There is a strong bond between Bardians, whether they meet at a reunion on campus, or recognize a fellow alum on a crowded street by the telltale Bard sweatshirt. Bardians know that the College is a unique place that values not only the individual but also the world beyond the Annandale campus—that’s why we find alumni/ae making their mark in business, science, politics, the environment, and the arts. Alums take great pride in their alma mater and support Bard in any way they can, whether by recommending new students, making a gift to the College, or offering professional mentoring to current students and young alums.

Bard Social Media

Keep up with the latest news by following the Alumni/ae Association and Bard College on Facebook and Twitter.
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Career Development

Career Development
The Career Development Office encourages Bard alumni/ae to stay connected to CDO after they graduate. Bard Alumni/ae continue to have access to CDO's resources and are welcome to participate in our special events and workshops each semester. A network of hundreds of alums is available to Bardians at any stage of their careers.

Alumni/ae Center and Two Boots Bard

Alumni/ae Center and Two Boots Bard
The Alumni/ae Center, located across the street from the College’s main entrance, opened its doors in 2012. The newly constructed space gives alumni/ae a place to host small functions, gather informally, set up readings and exhibitions, and interact with faculty and students. The Center is also home to the Bard branch of Two Boots, a New York City–based pizza restaurant.

Annandale Online

Annandale Online
Annandale Online is Bard’s alumni/ae and parents’ portal. From here you can access Bard’s alumni/ae directory and professional network, get news about Bard graduates, learn about upcoming events, or connect with a community of involved parents of Bard students and alums.

The Bardian

The <i>Bardian</i>
The Bardian is the Bard College biannual magazine, covering all the news that’s fit to print about events on campus; the work of Bard students, faculty, and alumni/ae; and the buzz around the world in Bard’s network of satellite institutions.