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The mission of Bard’s Career Development Office (CDO) is to help students find a professional purpose along with offering a clear understanding of jobs in the 21st century. We ask students who they are and what matters to them, and then we partner with them to translate a liberal arts education into meaningful internships and work experiences. Bard students are encouraged to visit the office for advice on career planning and typically seek assistance in preparing a résumé, searching for a summer job or internship, and sorting out career goals. CDO offers: career coaching and advising, career events, and resources for researching career opportunities. Special events, informal talks, career-specific panels, career fairs, recruiting opportunities, and formal symposia are held throughout the year to help students learn about various professions and connect with alumni/ae and employers.
The Career Development Office hosts a website that enables students, alumni/ae, and employers to connect electronically. This online job board lists jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and a calendar of career events sponsored by the CDO. On the CDO’s general career website one can download career information including the Bard Basic Job Guide, containing sample resumes and samples of job search correspondence. Students and alumni/ae are always welcome to use the CDO office to seek assistance at any point in exploring their career options and life’s work.