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  • Bard Works

    Bard Works Bard Works is a career-oriented professional development program for juniors and seniors at Bard College that prepares them for work after graduation. MORE >>
  • Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC) 2013 - New York City

    Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC) 2013 - New York City students participate in a NYC recruiting event featuring more than 20 employers interviewing for summer internships and full-time, post-grad positions. MORE >>
  • Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC) 2014

    Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC) 2014 offers employers a unique opportunity to interview a large number of candidates from selective private liberal arts schools: Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Swarthmore College, The College of William & Mary, Vassar College and Wesleyan University. MORE >>
  • Connect with CDO on LinkedIn®!

    Connect with CDO on LinkedIn®! LinkedIn® professional networking services is becoming an increasingly important networking site for students and professionals of all levels. Talk to CDO about creating your own profile, and be sure to connect with our office! MORE >>
  • College Central

    	College Central Bard CDO's job and internship board. Online job, internship, and on-campus employment website. MORE >>
  • Focus 2

    Focus 2 This online assessment tool is available to Bard students to help you make informed decisions about your academics and career. MORE >>
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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

Julia DeFabo ’14

Julia DeFabo ’14

Julia studies anthropology, French, and Africana studies at Bard. Her interest in Western representations of African art has brought her a long way from her hometown near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—as a Bard student she’s interned at an Atlanta museum and will spend a semester in Senegal studying the nation’s language and culture.
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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 MAT at HOLA - Internship & Program Information Table

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Campus Center, Lobby
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Class of 2015: What to Expect for the Fall 2014 Recruiting Season

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Campus Center, Red Room 202
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Student Conservation Association (SCA) Information Session

Sponsored by the Career Development Office (CDO) and Environmental & Urban Studies Program
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Campus Center, Lobby
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Apply for CCE Funding for Unpaid Internships

Each summer Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) provides funding for student internships, pre-professional experiences, and community action projects. Internships and projects should address issue(s) related to the broad field of civic engagement, including education, government, justice, human rights, media, public policy, and social entrepreneurship. Maximum award is $3,000. MORE >>

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 18 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 >>