Thursday, September 3, at 5:30 pm and repeated on Tuesday, September 15, at 5:30 pm / Campus Center 202
This workshop will offer an overview of the FRC interviewing day in NYC on October 24rd. Seniors who wish to participate and interview with employers recruiting for jobs starting after graduation must submit resumes to CDO by September 21. CDO will explain the process and highlight the registered FRC employers. A quick general resume-writing session will follow. Come and get your questions answered about CDO’s fall recruiting season.
Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Information Session
Thursday, September 3, 4:30-5:30 pm / RKC 103, Bito Auditorium
Friday, September 4, 12-1 pm / Olin 102
Led by David Shein, Dean of Studies
Interested in applying for a Fulbright Grant, a Watson Fellowship, or another postgraduate scholarship or fellowship? This information session will cover application procedures, deadlines, and suggestions for crafting a successful application. Applications will be due later this month, so be sure to attend one of these two sessions!
Welcome to Your Senior Year!
Tuesday, September 8, 5:30 pm / Anne Cox Chambers Alumni/ae Center (next to Two Boots)
Hosted by the Career Development Office, Center for Civic Engagement, Alumni/ae Affairs, The Learning Commons, and the Center for Student Life & Advising
Join us for a celebration and open house to mark the beginning of your senior year! Talk with staff to learn more about the multiple supports available to seniors to help you navigate your senior year. We will be on hand to answer questions and give you information about our various offerings specific to your senior year. Light refreshments will be served.
Writing the Personal Statement
Thursday, September 10, 3-4:30 pm / Olin LC 120
Led by Jim Keller, Director of the Bard Learning Commons
This writing-intensive workshop will help you explore your personal motivation for pursuing fellowships or graduate school through a number of exploratory writing techniques. You will leave with a first draft of your personal statement.
Save Your Sanity: Build Your Bibliography with NoodleTools
Thursday, September 10, 5-6:30 pm / Stevenson Library, Second Floor Computer Lab
Led by Reference Librarian Betsy Cawley and Jane Smith, Assistant Director of the Bard Learning Commons
Does the bibliography for your Senior Project exist on small scraps of paper? Learn to use NoodleTools now, and save yourself a whole lot of teeth-gnashing later. As an online reference manager, NoodleTools can't be beat.
The Institutional Review Board and your Senior Project
Thursday, September 17, 4-5 pm / Campus Center George Ball Lounge
Led by Pavlina Tcherneva, Assistant Professor of Economics and Chair of the IRB
Are you using questionnaires, personal data, interviews, observations, or ethnographies in your project? Research involving human subjects may need approval from the Institutional Review Board! Come to this workshop to get the information you need to expedite IRB approval.
Shut Up & Write
Starting September 23, every Wednesday, 3-5 pm / Olin 302
Led by Dorothy Albertini ’02, Academic Advising Associate, and Alex Baro ’15, Learning Commons tutor intern…both of whom once wrote senior projects
Join us for a weekly writing date. Show up with writing that needs to be written—paragraphs that need drafting, outlines in need of rewriting. Senior project always needs writing. If you need help figuring out where to start writing, we’ll prompt you. Get your writing and thinking warmed up, in good company, with snacks.
Explore the Interview
Thursday, September 29, 5:30 pm / Olin 204
Led by Maureen Aurigemma, Career Adviser, Career Development Office
Seniors, please join us for an interactive workshop that offers an overview of the interview process and a practice session in telling your story. We will discuss the different types of interviews, how to prepare, and how to write, polish, and practice your elevator pitch. Learn new strategies for successful interviewing and gear up for the fall recruiting season! Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Bard Works 2016: Information Session
October 20, 6:30 pm / Campus Center George Ball Lounge
Led by Erin Cannan, Associate Director of the Center for Civic Engagement & Dean of Student Affairs
Experience a sample workshop from the slate of programs sponsored by Bard Works, a week-long networking and job search skill building series for juniors and seniors scheduled annually for the last week of intersession. Learn how to bring the liberal arts to the workplace. Workshop led by Bard Works coordinator Erin Cannan. Dinner provided. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Senior Transcript Review Week
November 9-13, 3-5 pm each day / Center for Student Life & Advising, Sottery Hall
Stop by the Center for Student Life & Advising to review your transcript with the advising staff. This is an opportunity to find out if you have any remaining requirements or distribution credits to fulfill before you register for your final semester of classes.
Staying Under Way on your Senior Project
Friday, November 20 (5:30-6:30 pm) and Saturday, November 21 (9:30 am-3 pm) / Olin LC 120
Led by Jim Keller, Director of the Bard Learning Commons
This four-session, writing-intensive workshop is designed to support your work with the senior project, beginning from whatever stage of writing you have currently reached, whether you are focusing your thoughts or expanding your already-developed writing. Our sessions will focus on making the project your own, mapping out your project, refining your research questions, and writing and revising the project. Space is limited; email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!