Dean of Student Affairs

Student Handbook

Contact Us

For further information, contact:

The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454

Career Development Office

Campus Center 201, phone: 7539


Websites: and

The Career Development Office, CDO welcomes all students with internship, job and career-related questions. Typically students seek help in writing a resume, looking for a summer internship, or focusing on and sorting out career concerns. CDO offers Focus 2, an online assessment tool to help students explore interests, skills, values, majors, and possible careers. Bard students are broadly served in the following areas: career counseling, job and internship guidance, career events, and resources that include job and internship website subscriptions and career handouts for every aspect of the internship and job search. Special career events, informal talks, career-specific panels, and formal symposia are held throughout the year to help students connect with alumni/ae and employers and to learn about various professions. CDO hosts an important website at where registered students can find everything they need related to jobs and internships, on-campus student employment, a calendar of career events, handouts on how to write a resume or cover letter, tools to build a resume online, DVDs for job search skills including interviewing, and Focus 2 for self exploration and career planning. CDO staff meet with students one-on-one throughout their college life and beyond. Career advisers ask students what matters to them and then partners with them to translate a liberal arts education into meaningful internships and work experiences. The mission of CDO is to help students find a professional purpose along with offering a clear understanding of jobs in the 21st century. The site presents the entire gamut of CDO services and offers the Bard Basic Job Guide, which includes sample resumes and tips for the job search.

Please note that Career Development Office does not handle on-campus student employment. On-campus student employment is handled by the Student Employment Office (, 758-7469). On-campus student jobs are posted online at After you register and log in to please click on “Search for Opportunities Posted to My School” to find on-campus student employment as well as other Bard friendly employers who post jobs and internships.