JumpStart Program


Mission Statement

The mission of the Jumpstart program is to advance industry specific knowledge and professional skill of Barnard sophomores and juniors through exposure to industry experts; lecture-based training; professional resources and networking. Consistent with Beyond Barnard's approach of “learning by doing,” the Junior Jumpstart program focuses on the practical application of real-world examples.  Our goal is to put the fundamentals of each of the professions at your fingertips.

Goals & Objectives

The Jumpstart program offers Barnard sophomores and juniors the opportunity to gain relevant, professional skill sets.  Additionally, students gain the confidence necessary to effectively work in major industry areas:

  • Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Participants in the Jumpstart program will learn practical strategies and an understanding of the core proficiencies and expertise necessary to enter the targeted industry.  Further, support is provided in the areas of resume and cover letter writing, professional attire, interviewing, and networking.

The Jumpstart program offers comprehensive, industry-specific professional development and instruction designed to propel Barnard student’s successful entry into a chosen career track.