Bard Career Development Office
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About Us

About Us
The Bertelsmann Campus Center is home to the CDO. (Photo by Pete Mauney)
Our dedicated staff members work with students during their careers at Bard and invite first-years to meet with us as soon as they arrive on campus. We will meet with you one-on-one for resume review and career advice or consult with you on the phone. Our programs, workshops, and events throughout the year will give you the tools to translate your Bard education to the professional world and find meaningful, rewarding work.

Contact Us

Please drop by the office or contact us to schedule an appointment.

We’re on the second floor of the Campus Center in
room 201.
Office hours: Monday–Friday,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tel: 845-758-7539

Who We Are

April Kinser, Director

B.A., Portland State University; M.F.A., Pratt Institute

April Kinser has worked in higher education since 1989 and joined Bard College in 2003. She delivered student advising and career services at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and taught in the continuing education programs at New York University and New School University. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and her specialization in career counseling is working with creative people. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowship prize in architecture for her site-specific environmental installations. Her work has been reviewed in ArtNews, the New York Times, and Arts Magazine.

Sarah Drabick, Assistant Director

B.A., Manhattan College

Sarah Drabick joined the Career Development Office in 2011 after spending four years working in public relations in New York City. She has worked with a variety of companies and organizations across many different fields. At CDO she manages the annual Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC) and works directly with employers throughout the year to post jobs and internships, host on- and off-campus events, and recruit Bard students. Sarah is also the first-year adviser and meets with all freshmen to talk about internships and help sort out next steps. She is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner and is currently working on obtaining her Certificate in Career Panning and Development from NYU.

Maureen Aurigemma, Career Adviser

B.S., Fairfield University

Maureen Aurigemma has joined the Career Development team with several years work experience in institutions of higher education, finance and lending. As a facilitator of internships, she advised and coached students throughout the career planning process. Acting as an employer liaison, Maureen researched and developed field related opportunities and partnered with faculty to enhance student learning through successful internship experiences. In the Career Development Office at Bard College, Maureen advises students seeking internship and employment opportunities and provides resources and guidance in life-long professional skill development and career planning strategies. Maureen is also a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner.