Bard Career Development Office
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CDO works with all class levels, assisting students with career planning throughout their time at Bard. We invite you to make an individual appointment with us in order to start talking about internships and careers. Come in early and often! We are happy to discuss how to find a career that matches your interests, skills, and values, and also help you to build a resume that will get you noticed. To make an appointment you can simply stop by Campus Center 201, call 845-758-7539, or e-mail

Additional Resources

If you have questions regarding any of the below areas, please be sure to contact the appropriate office for assistance.

Contact Us

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

Location: 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

Where do Bardians Work and Attend Graduate School after Bard?

Where do Bardians Work and Attend Graduate School after Bard? Interested in knowing what Bardians do after graduation? Follow the link below to download a selection of the companies, organizations, and graduate schools to which our students have been accepted upon graduating from Bard.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us:

CDO Summary

CDO Summary
Download our one-sheet to read about all of the different ways in which CDO works with students.


Handshake is the job and internship board hosted by the Career Development Office. It features job and internship opportunities posted by "Bard-friendly" employers as well as on-campus and work-study employment. Any Bard student or alumnus/a can register at Handshake.

Bard Basic Job Guide

Bard Basic Job Guide
This is CDO's comprehensive guide that provides tips on writing resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, and more.

Career Guide for the Arts

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. It includes an introductory chapter from CDO followed by chapters from the programs of dance, film and electronic arts, music, photography, studio arts, theater and performance, and the written arts. Download a PDF version of the Guide here, or stop by Campus Center 201 to request a hard copy booklet.

The Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC)

The Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC)
FRC is one of CDO's biggest recruiting events taking place in NYC each October. This event is open to juniors and seniors and is an excellent opportunity to apply and interview for summer internships, as well as jobs beginning after graduation.

Each year FRC brings in top employers from a variety of fields, including education, finance, science, research, publishing, technology, non-profits, and more. While we don't yet know who will participate in FRC 2015, students are encouraged to be in touch with CDO during the spring and summer as we will have important information about preparing for the upcoming FRC, which will take place on October 23, 2015.

If you are a rising junior or senior, please feel free to contact CDO for more information about FRC 2015 and how to become involved,

Nationwide Internship Consortium (NIC)

CDO is 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.

Resources for Working Abroad

CDO is happy to announce a variety of resources for students interested in working abroad, including GoinGlobal and Glassdoor.

GoinGlobal offers:
  • Country Career Guides packed with country-specific career information. This research tool provides expert advice and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad.
  • International Job Postings and Internship Listings updated daily to find opportunities located around the world.
  • International Employer Directory featuring 400,000+ country-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology.
  • US H1B Database containing 400,000+ DOL H1B records and allows for searches based on: industry, job title, company, location, wage and number or applications. This is a great resource for international students who want to stay and work in the US after graduation.


Contact for information on accessing GoinGlobal.

You can also access GoinGlobal by using a CAMPUS computer to access this link: This link will NOT work if you are not using a campus computer on Bard's campus.

Once you have accessed the GoinGlobal for the first time, please create a personal account so that you can have access to this resource anywhere you go!


Glassdoor is an online job site where past and current employees submit company reviews, salary data, interview insights, and benefits reviews. Localized content can be found in the following countries: AustriaAustralia, Belgium (French or Dutch language), Canada (English or French language), FranceGermanyIndiaIrelandNetherlands, Switzerland (French or German language), and the UK.

Questions? Email

New Career Resource at CDO

Out for Work: This site serves as a one stop location for everything LGBTQ career related: job searching, resumes, interviews, coming out at work, and more. Follow the link and use the below login criteria to access resources:
- Username: outforwork
- Password: cccp2013

For more online resources, download our Resource Sheet below.

Interviewing Skills

CDO assists students who are preparing for interviews through mock interview appointments and interview preparation sessions. If you have an upcoming interview or would like to prepare for a recruiting event, career fair, informational interview, or networking opportunity, contact CDO to find out when the next series of mock interview and interview prep sessions will be offered.

Resource Sheet

CDO subscribes to several websites for researching and finding job and internship opportunities. In order to access our full list along with passwords, log in to your College Central account at and download the complete handout or email Below you can download a handout with a few of our favorite general job and internships sites. We encourage you to meet with us for more specific websites and job search tips that address your field of interest.

Graduate and Professional
School Advising

Please review our tips for researching and applying to graduate school, which offer general advice, faculty advisers, and websites.

For more information download this file:


This is an online assessment tool available to Bard students to help you make informed decisions about your academics and career. It guides you through a reliable career and education decision-making model where you will take an assessment of your career-relevant personal qualities, including interests, values, and skills. You will explore major areas of study and career fields that are most compatible with your assessment results. You can narrow and refine your results to find your top career searches. E-mail for instructions on accessing Focus2 and to set up an appointment to discuss your Focus2 results.