Student Advising

CDO offers one-on-one advising with students, and each year we have over 900 individual advising appointments. We start by talking to students about their current experience, interests, goals and values to help create a career plan that works for them. We offer everything from career assessment and planning to creating an individualized action plan for each student, in addition to resume, cover letter, interview, and networking advising. We get to know each student that works with us and can therefore help connect them with opportunities that come through our office. 

Make an Appointment

Students can self-schedule appointments using their Handshake account, or can call, email or stop by our office. Even if students aren't sure where to begin, they can make an appointment just to get to know one of our advisers, who can help them sort out first steps.

Job Guides

Interested in some more general information before meeting with us? Download CDO's Bard Basic Job Guide, a comprehensive guide that provides tips on writing resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing, and more. Students interested in or studying the arts should also download CDO's Career Guide for the Arts, with specific career information for Bard's arts programs.