Bard Works

The BardWorks program helps rising juniors and seniors apply their liberal arts education to the work force they are about to enter. Drawing on our vast alumni and parent network, BardWorks pairs participants with a mentor in a field of their interest, helps create and expand a professional network, and develops interview, resume, job hunting, and networking skills. Ultimately, it aims to create a community of leaders who will succeed professionally, and make a difference in the lives of others.

January 21-26, 2018

Ranging in scope, the workshop series includes skill-based workshops on resume writing, the job search, making a pitch for oneself and any project one might wish to present, public speaking in the workforce, and writing for business. To introduce participants to a wide range of career paths, we bring in professionals who work in the arts, business, entrepreneurship, non-profits, government, publishing, and communications. Each student is paired with a mentor working in the student’s field of interest, or a related field, and receives advice on finding jobs and making connections in their field of interest.

How to Get Involved

BardWorks is a team effort. To find out how you can contribute, click on the section that best describes you.

Bard Parents

Don’t you wish that someone had given you some career coaching when you were about to enter the professional world? BardWorks seeks to do precisely that: help Bard students start their careers. You can get involved in three, and perhaps more, different ways: 

Bard Alumni/ae

Would you like to share insights about the path you took in your own career development? Alumni/ae are integral to the BardWorks experience. We encourage you to support BardWorks. You can get involved in this amazing project in at least three different ways:

Friends of Bard

Would you like to work with an eclectic and motivated group of undergraduates? We are looking for successful people who would like to volunteer to mentor students during the next session of BardWorks, January 22-27, 2017. You can get involved in this amazing and innovative project in several ways: