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
Maureen Aurigemma, Career Adviser
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.
Sarah Drabick, Manager, Employer Relations & Recruitment
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 resume adviser. She meets with all first-year students to talk about office resources, write resumes, and help sort out next steps in working with our staff. Sarah is currently working on obtaining her Certificate in Career Panning and Development from NYU.