Parents & Families

Parents and families can play an active role in the programming and resources offered at Beyond Barnard. There are several ways to get involved as a parent or family member. Please feel free to send questions to beyondbarnard@barnard.edu. Parents and family members with additional questions about Barnard college resources are invited to review the College's page for parents and guardians.

Mentor a Barnard Student

Parents and family members have the opportunity to mentor current students through the Beyond Barnard Mentoring Program. Depending on your availability, location, and desired level of involvement, you can:

  • Meet in person with a student monthly as a member of Beyond Barnard's New York Network
  • Connect virtually with a student (via FaceTime or Skype) for conversations about careers, graduate and professional school, and more
  • Serve as a Mentor-on-Call and add yourself to a roster of alumnae and parents available to answer specific questions via phone or email
  • Come to campus and serve as a Beyond Barnard Mentor-in-Residence for a day of 30-minute appointments with students

To explore options to volunteer, please be in touch via email at beyondbarnard@barnard.edu.

Host an Internship, Externship, or Field Trip

If you or your organization can host Barnard interns (during the academic year or summer), externs (for short-term shadowing opportunities, or Field Trips (groups of 10-15 students), we would be happy to connect. Parents and families are among the most important sources of opportunities for experiential education.

Post a Job and/or Recruit with Beyond Barnard

Members of Beyond Barnard's Employer Relations staff are accustomed to partnering with diverse organizations to connect students with internship and full-time opportunities. If you would like to post an internship or job, or would like to connect Beyond Barnard to appropriate people and talent/human resources staff at your firm, please feel free to let us know! You may post jobs directly on our Handshake site. Please always feel free to email your questions or comments to beyondbarnard@barnard.edu.