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The Bard Career Development Office (CDO)

assists students with career planning. Bardians may schedule individual appointments or attend any of the workshops and programs offered throughout the year.

Student and Alumni/ae Profiles

Jonian Rafti ‘15

Jonian Rafti ‘15

Jonian is a joint major in economics and history, serves as the treasurer on Bard’s student government, and is a leader in student voter registration efforts. He came to Bard from a large high school in New York City, and was looking for a different kind of educational experience: a small college where he could get to know his peers and professors.
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Our Mission

The mission of the Bard College 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 experience. We encourage students to schedule appointments, attend our programs, and contact the office for career advice.

Current and Upcoming Events

Bard CCE Community Action Awards Application is Now Open!

Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Friday, April 24, 2015
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CDO Career Exploration Trip: The Anderson Center for Autism

Monday, March 2, 2015 – Friday, April 10, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Staatsburg, NY
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Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) at Bard College

Monday, March 16, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Henderson 106
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Syracuse University M.S. in Accounting Information Table

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Campus Center, Lobby
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Hachette Book Group Information Session & Informational Interviews - Learn About Publishing Internships & Entry Level Jobs

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Campus Center, Meeting Room 214
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Check Out CDO's New Student-Run Blog

That's right, CDO is officially part of the blogosphere. Inside Campus Center 201 is written for students, by students, and will cover a range of career-related anecdotes from your fellow Bardians. If you'd like to contribute as a CDO Blogger, emails us at We're looking for new voices and stories now!

CDO is GoinGlobal - A New Resource for Working Abroad

CDO is happy to announce the launch of GoinGlobal, a new resource for Bard students to learn about internship and job opportunities abroad! This website offers Country Career Guides, Job Postings and Internship Listings, International Employer Directory, and a US H1B Database. MORE >>

CDO Joins the Nationwide Internship Consortium (NIC)

CDO is now a member of the Nationwide Internship Consortium (NIC). NIC provides access to selective internship listings for students at all member schools, which includes 15 top national colleges and universities located across the US. To access the site, students should use their Bard e-mail address as their username and their 9 digit student ID as their password. MORE >>

Bard Basic Job Guide (BBJG)

The Bard Basic Job Guide features important information on resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking, and MORE! Download a copy of the BBJG here and make an appointment to meet with us to start talking about your job and internships plan. MORE >>