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.
Bard Basic Job Guide
This is CDO's comprehensive guide that provides tips on writing resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, and more.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This 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. You'll also find a calendar of CDO-sponsored and off-campus events, helpful resources such as videos and podcasts for job-related topics, and much more. Any Bard student or alumnus/a can register at College Central.
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:
HOW TO ACCESS GOINGLOBAL:
- 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.
Due to strict user requirements, students must log into their College Central account (www.collegecentral.com/bard
) to access Bard's subscription. Once you've logged in to College Central, look to the right of your homepage and under Announcements, you'll find instructions to access GoinGlobal. If you need assistance or have trouble accessing College Central or GoinGlobal, please email email@example.com
You can also access GoinGlobal by using a CAMPUS
computer to access this link: https://online.goinglobal.com/
. 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!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two New Career Resources
The Big Interview
: This is a self-guided system used to practice and improve your interview skills. It combines customized webcam practice interview tools with comprehensive training material and other interactive features. Big Interview also covers dozens of industries and all experience levels. Follow the above link to Bard’s page and create your own account using your Bard email address.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.
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.
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 CollegeCentral.com/Bard
and download the complete handout or email email@example.com
. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for instructions on accessing Focus2 and to set up an appointment to discuss your Focus2 results.