About The Career Development Office

Our Staff & Mission
CDO Staff & Students During a Career Exploration Trip in New York City

Our Staff & Mission

CDO's dedicated staff bring with them unique professional backgrounds both within and outside of higher education. Our career advisers have several years of experience in corporate and non-profit sectors, in addition to significant career advising expertise.

Helping students translate their liberal arts education to the workplace, CDO staff meet with students one-on-one throughout their college life and after graduation to connect their skills, interests and values to a career path. In addition to career counseling, job and internship guidance, and career events that include an annual recruiting consortium in NYC, CDO offers many online resources that provide job and internship postings, career exploration assessments, and interview coaching. Informal talks, career-specific panels, graduate school information sessions and formal symposia take place throughout the year to help students learn about various professions and connect with alumni/ae and employers. 
Elisabeth Giglio, Director

Elisabeth Giglio, Director

B.A., Earlham College; M.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison
giglio@bard.edu

In addition to working in higher education and human resources, Elisabeth Giglio has worked in nonprofit and social service organizations as a social worker and program director. Elisabeth has also worked in the film industry as manager of a post-production sound facility. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and completed a certificate in Career Planning and Development at New York University. Elisabeth was a career counselor at NYU’s Center for Career Management and has taught classes at NYU’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Elisabeth partners with students to translate their academic interests, co-curricular activities and skills into career options and assists students with exploring internship and employment opportunities.
Sarah Drabick, Assistant Director, Employer Relations Manager

Sarah Drabick, Assistant Director, Employer Relations Manager

B.A., Manhattan College
sdrabick@bard.edu

Sarah Drabick joined the Career Development Office 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 also a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner.
Maureen Aurigemma, Assistant Director, Career Advising

Maureen Aurigemma, Assistant Director, Career Advising

B.S., Fairfield University; M.B.A., Mount Saint Mary College
maurigem@bard.edu

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.
Andrea Pyros, Administrative Assistant

Andrea Pyros, Administrative Assistant

B.A., Vassar College; M.P.S., New York University
apyros@bard.edu

Andrea Pyros is an experienced publishing professional who has worked extensively in print and online media. At Bard, she assists students and visitors with a variety of CDO resources and information, and works with employers to post job and internship opportunities as well as schedule on-campus events. When she is not at Bard, she works as freelance writer and a middle grade novelist.

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