Career Success

A policy career is a career "changing the rules" to incentivize sustainable outcomes. Bard CEP graduates do this work in a wide variety of professional settings in national, international, state and local government; in nongovernmental organizations; in consulting firms and private corporations; and in development, advocacy, and conservation organizations. The integrated curriculum, the extended professional internship, and the capstone project come together to give our students the knowledge and the practical experience to gain meaningful jobs in their chosen arena. In a typical year, close to 40% of students that graduate from Bard CEP already employed, primarily as a result of job offers arising from the professional internship. To learn about the diverse careers our graduates are pursuing, please see the Alumni/ae Profiles below. 
Main Image for Career Success

In their own words . . .

—Jessie Mee M.S. '09

"Bard CEP gave me the knowledge and opportunities to build a career in the field of international development. In fact, my internship led directly to my current position with UNDP as a technical advisor in its global Ecosystems and Biodiversity team. Every day in my work I apply the skills that I gained from CEP. Reflecting back on my unique multidisciplinary education at Bard, I realize that I am truly indebted to the passionate and dedicated CEP team."

Alumni/ae Profiles