Career Connections

Career Connections (Formerly MAPS or Matching Alumnae to Partner with Students) is a series of Barnard Career Development programs designed to connect students with alumnae through panels, site visits, and mentoring. 


1. Careers and Coffee

The Careers and Coffee speaker series will introduce Barnard students to professionals in a broad range of industries. Guest speakers, consisting mostly of Barnard alumnae, will hold informal chats or participate in panel presentations, based on their industry. This is an ongoing program in fall and spring semesters.

For questions, contact: Donna Holder, Associate Director, Student & Alumnae Education, at


2. Take a Barnard Student to Work

Take a Barnard Student to Work is an opportunity for current Barnard students visit the workplace of an alumna match and participate in a job shadowing experience. This day allows students to get a first-hand look at a company’s culture, along with the day-to-day aspects of a particular industry or position. Most of all, students get the invaluable opportunity to network with enthusiastic alumnae and build connections in their field of interest. This event takes place once in the fall and once in the spring semester.

For questions, contact Alexa Hammel, Career Counselor, at


3. Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program matches current students with alumnae for ongoing professional mentoring throughout the academic year, and the Career Development Office 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, Associate Director of Career Development, at