About the BardWorks Program

BardWorks is a week-long workshop series held during winter intersession in January.

The program connects students to the Bard network while honing job search and professional skills. Hands on workshops, panels, small group discussions, and individual mentoring sessions help students to not only become more confident in their skills as they begin the job search, but encourage them to think about how their degree might aid them to enter into career paths they may never have considered.  This year, our January session will take place from January 21-26, 2018. Our DC program will take place from November 16-18, 2017.

Our Workshops

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.

Focus Areas:

+ I. Finding Your First Job

+ II. Communication Skills

+ III. Networking and Mentors

+ IV. Succeeding in Your First job Interview

+ V. Planning a Career After Your First job

The BardWorks Team

BardWorks is made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous donor and is a collaboration between the Bard Center for Civic Engagement, the Bard Career Development Office, the Dean of Student Affairs Office, the Office of Development & Alumni/ae Affairs, and the Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors.
  • Anne Jennings Canzonetti '84, Deputy Director, Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Elisabeth Giglio, Director, Career Development Office
  • Hillary Henderson, Assistant Director of Development, Parent Programs
  • Jane Brien '89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Jennifer Skura, Program Assistant, Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Kolrick Greathouse, Area Coordinator - Office of Residence Life & Housing
  • Maureen Aurigemma, Assistant Director, Career Advising , Career Development Office 
  • Rachel Meyer, Deputy Directory, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
  • Sarah Drabick, Assistant Director and Employer Relations Manager, Career Development Office
  • Erin Cannan, Chair and Associate Director of Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), and Dean of Student Affairs