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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
, the extended professional internship, and the
come together to give our students the knowledge and the practical experience to gain
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.
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."
While enrolled at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, students are thinking about career outcomes from day one. While studying environmental or climate policy, students are also exposed to work of various organizations (from local to global) and learn about the many career opportunities in the vast field of environmental policy.
Career development exercises are also intentional integrated into various coursework and include developing the following skills:
Resume and cover letter writing
Conducting informational interviews
Blog and memo writing
The "art of the ask"
Presentations - building decks and giving effective public presentations
Where Bard CEP Are Working:
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Wildlife Habitat Council
NY Academy of Sciences
Clean Energy States Alliance
Pace Energy and Climate Center
NY Dept. of Public Health
Congressional Sportsman Foundation
Clean Water Network
World Resources Institute
Center for Sustainable Energy
US Army Corps of Engineers
City of Austin
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Farmland Trust