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Volunteering

Barnard Alumnae Admissions Representatives (BAARs)

BAARs are designated alumnae who act as official links between the Admissions Office and students in their communities. They help the College identify and cultivate outstanding high school students and personalize the College admissions process. Their role is an important and rewarding one. They represent Barnard at college fairs, interview prospective students, and host receptions for accepted students.

We can especially use BAARs in Arizona, Florida (Orlando), New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington state. If you are interested in the BAAR program, you may find more information about becoming a BAAR here. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Jakob in the Office of Admissions. You may reach her at 212-854-2014 or djakob@barnard.edu.

Mentor a Student - MAPS (Matching Alumnae to Partner with Students)

There’s plenty of excellent career information available to Barnard students, but we often find that the best resource is our very own alumnae—the women who have found their career paths, managed through career difficulties and, in many cases, made it to the heights of their professions. Academic coursework, internships, leadership in clubs and organizations all help give our students professional direction during their college years, however they will likely still have many questions about their futures in the working world.

The depth of knowledge and experience that a Barnard alumna can offer a student should not go untapped, and that is why we’ve developed MAPS. This innovative mentoring volunteer program brings students and alumnae together for exploration, networking, support and collaboration—critical pieces of the puzzle for young women on the road to making big career decisions.

Volunteering for MAPS will allow you to work with students in a variety of ways: one-on-one mentoring, hosting a student at your workplace for a shadowing experience, or serving as a quest speaker or panelist of a particular industry.

Please visit the Career Development website at: http://barnard.edu/cd/students/maps to learn more about MAPS.

Registration for MAPS begins July 2014! Please contact Robert Earl at ocd@barnard.edu if you would like to volunteer, or need additional information.


Connecting with Classmates

Graduating classes elect officers at the end of the senior year and thereafter at the time of each five-year reunion. Class officers plan reunions and mini-reunions, communicate with members through class letters and through Class Notes in Barnard magazine, and organize Reunion Fund Committees and phonathons. All interested class members can volunteer to serve as officers or to join class committees by calling their class president or any one of their current class officers or Alumnae Affairs.

The Class Officers Handbook (PDF) includes descriptions of each officer's position and responsibilities, a guide to planning mini reunions and keeping classmates connected, and an electronic communications guide for sending e-mails and updating class Web pages. To request a printed copy, please contact Alumnae Affairs at 212.854.2005 or alumnaeaffairs@barnard.edu.

Regional Clubs

There are Barnard alumnae regional clubs and contacts all over the world, which arrange programs and events to maintain a connection to the College. A regional club can be an excellent way to network in your own community, to pursue cultural or intellectual interests, and to provide a vital link to Barnard.

Fundraising

Alumnae volunteers are an important part of Barnard's fundraising effort. Barnard welcomes the active participation of the dedicated alumnae and parents. If you are interested in volunteering, visit the fundraising volunteer page or email development@barnard.edu for more information.

Alumnae Affairs
Vagelos Alumnae Center
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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