Whether working in Annandale or Berlin, in sustainable agriculture or in a tech startup, our community is making a difference. Bard faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae are changing the way the world works, taking Bard's commitment to innovation and engagement worldwide. Being a Bardian means having an impact, wherever you may be and whatever type of work you're called to do. Look for members of the Bard community. You'll find us in your favorite films, your most ambitious business ventures, and your most innovative educational institutions.
Career Development on Campus and Beyond
Bard supports students' professional development during their years in Annandale and after graduation. The Career Development Office offers a range of internship and job resources, and hosts events that connect students with various professions, alumni/ae, and employers. Bard Works is an intensive, weeklong program for juniors and seniors at Bard College that prepares them for work after graduation. The Center for Civic Engagement helps students secure internships, find service-learning opportunities, and design their own projects.
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Our Faculty at Work
Bringing the Real World into the Classroom
Bard's distinguished faculty are practitioners at the top of their fields. As they make their mark in the performing arts, literature, the sciences, politics, and elsewhere, they bring real-world practice back into the classroom.
Psychology Professor Frank Oja leads a class discussion in a basement classroom in Tewksbury, 1965.
Bard at Work: A Visual History
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Discover a collection of black and white images showing Bardians at work from the 1940s through the 1980s. These striking selections form a picture of Bard history in the classroom and beyond. Bard life spans social action to laboratory science and army drills to studio arts and much more.
01-25-2017: How the Citizen Science Teaching Fellows Program Challenges and Supports Students and Alumni/ae A remarkable group of students and alumni/ae has played an essential role supporting Bard first-years in the labs during Citizen Science. Now celebrating its fifth year, the Citizen Science Teaching Fellows Program is having a big impact on the lives of Bardians on campus and after graduation. Read More >>
01-24-2017: The fifth annual Bard Works program runs from Sunday, January 22, to Friday, January 27, offering opportunities for students to gain valuable career tools as they near graduation. Juniors and seniors participate in a series of workshops, networking events, and other professional development activities. With the support of mentors from the campus community and beyond, students hone their business etiquette and job searching skills, work on public speaking and workplace leadership, and explore how to translate their undergraduate education to the global marketplace. Participants include 60 students and more than 100 alumni/ae, parents, and local professionals. Visit website
12-08-2016: Mariel Fiori, Bard alumna and cofounder/editor of La Voz, was selected as one of Hudson Valley Magazine's 2015 Women in Business. The 2015 and 2016 honorees were recognized at a luncheon on Thursday, December 8 at Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls. Senator Sue Serino was the keynote speaker at the event. Fiori cofounded La Voz, a Spanish-language magazine for the Hudson Valley, with Emily Schmall '05 as a student TLS project in 2004. She has been celebrated for her work as a journalist and local activist. Learn More
11-21-2016: Last week, Bard brought more than 50 students to the nation's capital for Bard Works D.C. During the three-day program, students heard from alumni/ae, parents, and friends in the Bard network who are living and working in the D.C. area. Panel topics included politics, government, nonprofit, private sector, and arts-related careers. Networking receptions were held throughout the program so that students had the opportunity to meet and mingle with panelists and other program participants. Bard Works 2017, a weeklong professional development event for Bard juniors and seniors, will take place January 22–27 in Annandale. Bard Works is made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous donor and is a collaboration between the Bard Center for Civic Engagement, the Bard Career Development Office, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, the Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs, and the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors.
11-18-2016: Work by several Bard alumnae and faculty members will be featured in the Whitney Biennial this spring. Bard alumnae include Celeste Dupuy Spencer (Studio Arts), Dani Leventhal MFA '10 (Film/Video), Carrie Moyer MFA '02 (Painting), and Leila Weinraub (MFA). Faculty artists include Susan Cianciolo (MFA visiting artist in Painting), Kevin Everson (MFA Film/Video faculty), An-My Lê (Photography), Ulrike Müller (MFA Painting cochair), and Cauleen Smith (MFA Film/Video faculty).
10-30-2016: Bard senior and political studies major Austin Lehn interned at EducationUSA last summer, a division of the State Department that helps international students and their families navigate the college admission process in the United States. Now he's considering a career as a Foreign Service officer or an international adviser to a university. Read More >>
06-20-2016: The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation has unveiled its biennial list of 2015 grantees. Among them are two Bard MFA faculty members, Pam Lins and A. L. Steiner, and three MFA alumni/ae: Jared Buckhiester '13, Rochelle Goldberg '15, and Kelly Kaczynski '03. More on Arforum