Programs

Beyond Barnard hosts a variety of workshops, events, and mentoring programs to help students and alumnae develop essential skills and knowledge. Our programming covers career themes, experiential education (including student jobs, internships, externships, etc.), fellowship discernment and best practices, and applications to graduate and professional school. From career exploration to negotiation; from resumes and CV's to interview best practices and negotiation; and from year-long mentoring to single panel discussions, Beyond Barnard provides access to insights and expert advice. 

Students and alumnae can log into Handshake to get started and view upcoming events. Our programming includes, but is not limited to:

Career Insights

Beyond Barnard regularly invites panels of alumnae to return to campus for off-the-record conversations about getting a start in their chosen career field. Our objective is to provide a sense of the range of careers for which a Barnard education provides preparation.

The Beyond Barnard Mentoring Program

Beyond Barnard's distinctive Mentoring Program matches current students with alumnae for ongoing professional mentoring throughout the academic year, and Beyond Barnard will support these mentoring relationships with orientations, training sessions and group events. Each mentored student will have the chance to see inside an industry or organization she is interested in through the eyes of an alumna who knows it best. For questions, contact Talia Schatz at tschatz@barnard.edu.

PCA Presentation for your Residence Hall or Student Organization

Peer Career Advisors are available to hold custom events for your Residence Hall, student group, or organization. The following is required prior to the PCA presentation:

  • Email Alexa Hammel, Associate Director of Advising & Programs (ahammel@barnard.edu) for the presentation request form
  • Guarantee at least 10 students will be attending. Please email the names of the confirmed attendees to Alexa Hammel
  • The organizer of the PCA presentation is responsible for solidifying the location. Please ensure that the room has a computer and the presentation can be projected

Once approved you will receive a confirmation email informing you of the details. For any questions regarding the PCA program and/or how to request a PCA presentation, please contact Alexa Hammel, Associate Director of Advising & Programs (ahammel@barnard.edu)

Custom Presentations

Not seeing programs and events that meet your organization, department, or program's needs? Let us know! We want to be partners with the Barnard Community and we do our best to customize as many presentations to audiences as we can! Email us at beyondbarnard@barnard.edu with your idea or request, and we will follow up.

Suitable Suits

Barnard students have access to professional suits, which can be borrowed for interviews, events, and conferences. Visit us in Elliott Hall or email us at beyondbarnard@barnard.edu with your questions.