Even the best and brightest students can get the jitters when it comes to today’s job market. Targeting a career, writing a résumé, going on interviews, networking with already established careerists, even applying to graduate school, may seem overwhelming. This issue explores some of the expanded resources Barnard provides its students, which augment the College’s enviable location in New York, home to fields as diverse as finance and performing arts. Barnard students are exposed to the city’s pace and temperament. They have studied with distinguished professors, met its vibrant alumnae community, and enjoyed diverse and important speakers who visit the campus. All these benefits have, no doubt, helped graduating seniors feel more comfortable and confident in job hunting.

Jump-starting a career is the major point of the Alumnae-to-Student Mentoring program. Matching a mentor with a student targets the mentor’s expertise and outside contacts. In addition to sharing personal successes, the mentor can give solid information about the student’s proposed career path. Meet six of these mentors and protégés in this issue’s photo-essay.

Megan Liberman ’90 gives our writer insights into her career path and recent appointment to the vice-presidency of Yahoo News. Elissa Cullman ’68 tried different career directions and has just celebrated her 30th anniversary at the helm of her world-class interior design firm.

New faculty books dealing with a range of subjects reveal the breadth of their expertise. Coverage includes intriguing faculty lectures by economics professor David Weiman and by Beth Berkowitz, Ingeborg Rennert Chair of Judaic Studies, who delivered a lecture on animals of the Talmud as part of the Ingeborg, Tamara, and Yonina Rennert Women in Judaism Forum.

Whether you are warm from the sun’s heat or your home’s heating system, we hope you are having a cozy winter.

-The Editor