The BardWorks Program


BardWorks Annandale-NYC 2019

Monday, January 21

4:30–5:30 pm Arrival and Check-in
5:30–7:30 pm Dinner / Writing an Introduction to Your Mentor / Mind Mapping
A time to contact with your assigned Bard mentor to schedule a Skype or phone appointment. You will begin collecting names for your professional network and reflect on your goals and wish list for BardWorks.
Erin Cannan, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Civic Engagement & Deputy Director, Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), Bard College

Tuesday, January 22

The Art of Networking

8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
Kline Commons
9:30–10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions and Warm Up
Members of the BardWorks team review the week and students start networking with each other and staff.
Bard College BardWorks Leadership Team:
Jane Brien ’89, Director, Office of Alumni/ae Affairs
Erin Cannan, CCE
Lindsay Davis Carr ‘06, Assistant Director
Elisabeth Giglio, Director, CDO
Harry Johnson ‘17, BardWorks and BAB Fellow
Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Students
10:30 - 11:30 am The Art of Small Talk for Networking
Elisabeth Giglio, Director of the CDO
11:30 am - 1 pm Workshop: Telling Your Story, Part I
Harry A. Johnson Jr.  ‘17
Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow ‘17
1 - 2 pm Lunch
Provided by Taste Budd’s Cafe
2 - 3 pm Workshop: Telling Your Story, Part II
Harry A. Johnson Jr.  ‘17
Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow ‘17
3 - 5 pm Funding your Dream: Finding and Writing Grants
Bonnie Goad, Associate Director, CCE
5 - 6:30 pm Dinner
Kline Dining Commons
6:30 - 8 pm
Entrepreneurship and Being Your Own Boss
This panel will bring Bard Alumni/ae who currently own their own business to campus.

Wednesday, January 23

Resumé and Interviews

8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
Kline Commons
9:30–10 am Getting Organized
Erin Cannan, CCE
10–11:15 am Panel: Human Resources Professionals and Hiring Managers
Practitioners discuss general hiring and recruitment practices, application processes, background and reference checks, and interviewing. Panelists will share insights and tips for successful job search and networking strategies.
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Workshop: Résumé Round Table
Led by CDO staff
12:45–1:45 pm Lunch
Provided by Taste Budd’s Cafe
1:45–4 pm Intro to  Informational Interviews
Led by CDO staff
4:30–6 pm Reducing Interview Anxiety Mindfulness Training
Erica Kiesewetter, Visiting Associate Professor of Music & Associate Conductor, Bard College Community Orchestra
6–7 pm Dinner
Kline Commons
6–8 pm Networking Reception


Thursday, January 24

Digital Networking and Workplace Dynamics

8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
Kline Commons
9:30–10 am Next Steps
Erin Cannan, CCE
10 - 11:30 am

Workshop: Using LinkedIn for Networking and Your Job Search
Bring your laptop to develop your LinkedIn profile. We will explore LinkedIn’s resources and learn how to connect with the greater Bard network.
11:30 - 1p Financial Literacy
Planning for life after college can be a financial challenge. This session focuses on practical tips on creating a budget, planning for student loan payments, saving for retirement, and developing a healthy financial life.
1-2 pm Lunch & Mentor Check-in
Kline Commons
2:30 - 5pm
Pulling it All Together - Roundtable Discussions
  • Public Health/Medicine
  • Social Justice/Social service
  • Science Research
  • Education
  • Graduate Programs
  • The Arts
  • Law
  • Business and Finance
5–6 pm Dinner
Kline Commons


Friday, January 25

The Bard Network
New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, NYC

A special note of thanks goes out to our parent sponsors
David Brooks and Patricia Lambert, whose generous support made this day possible.  
Thank you to New York Law School for hosting the BardWorks students.


6:30 am Continental Breakfast
Kline Commons
6:45 am Board Bus to New York City
Meet at the main Kline Bus Stop.  The bus leaves promptly at 6:50 am; please do not be late.
10:15–10:30 am Introduction  
10:30–11:45 am Panel: Communications
12:15–1 pm Lunchtime Conversation: Creating a Targeted Job Search
1–2:15 pm Panel: Careers in Social Justice
2:30–4 pm Panel: International Affairs
4:15–6 pm Panel: Working in the Arts
6–7:30 pm Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors Reception
Welcoming Remarks: Jane Brien ’89, Office of Alumni/ae Affairs
Brandon Weber ’97, Alumni/ae Trustee & President, Bard College Alumni/ae Association Board of Governors
7:30 pm Board Bus back to Annandale
Anyone not returning to campus should contact Harry Johnson in writing.  

BardWorks DC

Thursday, November 15

8:00 am Leave from Bard (Kline Stop)
3:30 pm Arrive at Melrose Georgetown Hotel 
6:45 - 7:45 pm Making Conversation and Connections
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Opening Sessions

Friday, November 16

8:00 am Light Breakfast/ Walk to Squire Patton Boggs 
9:00 am Welcome to Squire Patton Boggs Friends 
10:00 - 10:45 am Panel: International Development 
10:45 - 11:15 am International Development Meet & Greet 
11:15 - 12:00 pm Panel: Communications
12:00 - 12:30 pm  Communications Meet & Greet
12:30 - 1:15 pm  Panel: Politics, Nonprofits, and More
1:15 - 1:45 pm  Politics, Nonprofits, and More Meet and Greet
1:45  - 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30- 3:15 pm Panel: Working with the Government: Where Private meets Public 
3:15 - 3:45 pm  Working with the government: Where Private meets Public Meet & Greet 
3:45 - 4:30 pm  Panel: DC and the Government 
4:30 - 5:00 pm  DC and the Government Meet & Greet
5:15 - 6:45 pm Network Reception