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What We Do
Helping students translate their liberal arts education to the workplace, CDO staff meet with students one-on-one throughout their college life and after graduation to connect their skills, interests and values to a career path. In addition to career counseling, job and internship guidance, and career events that include an annual recruiting consortium, CDO offers many online resources that provide job and internship postings, career exploration assessments, and interview coaching. Informal talks, career-specific panels, graduate school information sessions and formal symposia take place throughout the year to help students learn about various professions and connect with alumni/ae and employers.
Biology major Albright Tuah is the cofounder of Bard’s Biology Club and is a crisis counselor and volunteer at Northern Dutchess Hospital. Albright served as a research intern at the University of Minnesota LSSURP Pre-MSTP Program over the summer.
“The most interesting thing about this program is that I get to shadow a doctor in neurology,” Albright says. “It’s interesting how each patient’s diagnosis is different and how the doctor works with other scientists like genetic counselors and EMG techs to figure out the next step for each patient. The program also has fun events to explore tourist places in Minneapolis for free, so that has been very, very fun!”
Recent Bard graduate Khadija Ghanizada, founder of Bard Bees, co-president of Arezo, and member of the women’s lacrosse team, is pursuing her Master’s Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“At Bard, I was a member of the women’s lacrosse team. I led a few, including the Muslim Students Organization and the International Student Organization. I founded my own club, Bard Bees, where my co-president Jack Loud and I installed two beehives at the Bard Farm and harvested around 60 pounds of honey last summer,” Khadija told us. “Besides clubs, I was the co-president of a TLS project called Arezo (Wish) which supports Afghan working children. I was also the student chair of BardEATS (Education, Advocacy, Transparency, & Sustainability) and worked as a tour guide at Admission.”