Bard College Student Handbook

Career Development Office

Career Development Office
Campus Center 201, phone: 7539
Websites: and

The Bard College Career Development Office (CDO), located in Bertelsmann Campus Center 201, welcomes all students with internship, job, and career-related questions. CDO staff members meet with students one-on-one throughout their college life and after graduation, helping students determine who they are and what matters to them. CDO helps students translate their liberal arts education to the workplace.  In addition to career counseling, job and internship guidance, and career events that include an annual recruiting consortium in NYC for juniors and seniors, CDO offers many online resources that provide job and internship postings, career exploration assessments, and interview coaching. Informal talks, career-specific panels, and formal symposia take place throughout the year to help students learn about various professions and connect with alumni/ae and employers.

The Career Development Office hosts an online board which lists on-campus employment, jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and announcements of career events. The Career Development Office website,, presents the range of CDO services and offers the downloadable Bard Basic Job Guide and Career Guide for the Arts, which include sample cover letters and resumes, tips for the job search, and much more. CDO will also review personal statements for graduate school applications and present workshops on applying to graduate school.  Students and alumni/ae are encouraged to use the Career Development Office to seek assistance in exploring career options and support in applying for jobs and internships.