About BardWorks

BardWorks D.C. Nov. 15-17, 2018 | BardWorks Annandale-N.Y.C. Jan 22-25, 2019

BardWorks is a week-long workshop series which connect 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 become more confident in their skills as they begin the job search and encourages them to think about how their degree might aid them as they enter into career paths. This year, our D.C. program will take place from November 15 - 17, 2018 and our N.Y.C. program the will take place during intersession from January 22-25, 2019.  


Our Workshops

Ranging in scope, the workshop series includes skill-based workshops on resume writing, the job search, making a pitch for oneself, networking, public speaking in the workforce and writing for business, and more. In order 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 up with a mentor working in the student’s field of interest (or 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

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.
  • Maureen Aurigemma, Assistant Director, Career Advising , Career Development Office 
  • Jane Brien '89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Erin Cannan, Chair and Associate Director of Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), and Dean of Student Affairs
  • Lindsay Davis Carr '06, Assistant Director of Development, Family Programs
  • Sarah Drabick, Assistant Director and Employer Relations Manager, Career Development Office
  • Elisabeth Giglio, Director, Career Development Office
  • Carly Hertica, Program Associate, Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Harry A. Johnson Jr. '17, Brothers At Bard/BardWorks Fellow - Bard Center For Civic Engagement 
  • Rachel Meyer, Deputy Directory, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
  • Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Student Affairs