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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."