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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

Mildred Kissai

Mildred Kissai

Mildred Kissai, originally from Tanzania, was attending high school in Qatar when she learned about Bard. She’s a Citizen Science Fellow and also works with Bard’s Center for Civic Engagement. Mildred plans to joint major in biology and chemistry.
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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.

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Current and Upcoming Events

Bard Works 2016 - Annandale/New York City

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – Friday, December 11, 2015
Bard Campus/New York City
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Winter Break Road Trips to the Real World

Hosted by the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE)
Friday, November 6, 2015 – Friday, December 4, 2015
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Career Conversations with CDO: LinkedIn

Using LinkedIn

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Campus Center, Red Room 202
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Simon & Schuster Career Exploration Trip

Learn about careers in publishing from top publishers!
Friday, December 4, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm New York City
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CDO Pop-Up Office Hours at Kline Commons

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Kline Commons
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Career Guide for the Arts

Career Guide for the Arts is designed to provide creative students with a fundamental understanding of how to get started as serious young artists following graduation. Written by the Career Development Office (CDO) in collaboration with the faculty of Bard’s Conservatory of Music, Arts Division, and Written Arts Program, the guide offers suggestions on how to start and sustain an art career. Download

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. Download

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 >>