One of the many benefits of a Bard education is the incredible global network of alumni/ae you can draw upon as you navigate life after Bard. The Bard College Alumni/ae Association has worked with alumni/ae to create affinity groups, helping our alumni/ae to come together around a shared interest, find other Bardians in their area, or connect based on mutual experiences. Explore the options below. Email [email protected] to be connected to any of the groups, or join the pages linked under the group names.
What is an affinity group?
And how do I join or start one?
Affinity groups plan a range of events, including regular meetings to chat and strategize, networking receptions connecting alumni/ae and current students, and expert panels on a variety of topics. We hope you'll join and bring your experience to the Bard network! Would you like to start a new affinity group at Bard? Email [email protected] and we’ll talk through it with you!
Career Affinity Groups
ACEAlumni/ae in Civic Engagement (ACE) works with the Bard Center for Civic Engagement to connect alumni/ae in the field, assist with programming, and connect current students to volunteer and internship opportunities.
Leadership: Caitlin O’Donnell, Brian Mateo
Bardians in FilmJoin other Bardians working in film to connect, share job opportunities, and strengthen your network. If you are not receiving the Film alumni/ae newsletter, be sure to reach out to Jaqueline Goss.
Leadership: Ed Halter, Jackie Goss
Bardians in FinanceJoin other Bardians working in finance and economics.
Leadership: Anna Neverova ’07, Boriana Handjiyska ’02
Bardians in Libraries/ArchivesJoin other Bardians working in libraries and archives. Email [email protected] to join the Bardians in Libraries and Archives listserv, and connect with the community.
Leadership: Sarah Kasten ’04, Helene Tieger ’85
Bardians in PsychologyJoin fellow Bardians working in Psychology.
Leadership: Emma Heffron ’22
Bardians in TechJoin other Bardians working in tech and computer science. Participate in webinars, in-person events, and meet-ups.
BardWritesJoin a network of Bardian writers and publishers. Participate in webinars, in person events, writing circles, and grow your community.
Leadership: Maya Gottfried '95
[email protected]Join other Bardians who make music, across all music programs at Bard.
Leadership: Luke McCrosson ’16, Jesse Goldberg ’15 APS ’17, Katie Rossiter VAP ’17, Mary-Liz O’Neill VAP ’17
Regional Affinity Groups
Bardians in BostonMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Leadership: Travis McGrath ’11, Alex Hamme ’19
Bardians in BrooklynMeet fellow Brooklyn Bardians and expand your alumni/ae network!
Email [email protected] for more information.
Bardians in On/Near Cape CodMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Leadership: Josh Wrigley ’08
Bardians in Los AngelesMeet fellow LA Bardians and expand your alumni/ae network!
Bardians in Washington, DCMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Identity-Based Affinity Groups
Bard Equity and InclusionComing soon: Connect with fellow alumni/ae from BEOP, HEOP, POSSE, and other equity and inclusion programs at Bard College.
Bard Performing Artists of ColorJoin a network of Bardians of color working in the performing arts. Email [email protected] for more information.
Chinese Alumni/aeMeet Bardians in your area and connect with your alumni/ae network!
Leadership: Nathan Xu ’17
Athletics Affinity Groups
How to Get Involved
We encourage affinity group members to:
- Join the social media hub associated with the group (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
- Share your news via the affinity group platform
- Share ideas for events within your group
- Join the email list
- Attend events when available
- Help us create community and get to know the next generation of Bardians
- Donate your time and energies to help fellow alumni/ae achieve their professional and social goals
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