Career Jam

October 11, 2012

Career JamSkidmore alumni, parents and friends of the College will be flocking to campus to help host Career Jam, where students can pick their brains about careers, job leads, internships, and more. 

One of the most popular events of the year, Career Jam kicks off Celebration Weekend on Friday, October 19.  This year it includes new programs and workshops and boasts the highest number of returning alumni to date.

Preparations begin Thursday, October 18, with a “Pump Up (4) the Jam” rally.  This includes the “What Not to Wear” student fashion show and the “Working the Jam” networking workshop led by Anne Wargo ’89. These events will help demonstrate appropriate attire and prepare students to make the most of the next day’s conversations and opportunities.

Friday, October 19, is chock-full of miniworkshops including “Star Stories: How to Shine During an Interview,” led by “Presenting the Brand Called Me” professor Paul Calhoun, as well as one-on-one resume reviews and mock interviews led by Career Jam volunteers. Career Jam takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, where approximately 75 alumni, parents, and friends of the College representing a wide range of careers will offer informal networking and advice to Skidmore students.

Watch the video below to learn more about Career Jam from Deb Loffredo, director of the Career Development Center, Gail Dudack ’70, president of the alumni association, and Skidmore students.  

Career Jam is a partnership of the Career Development Center, the Parents Council, and Alumni Affairs.  Other CDC programs include Graduate and Professional School Expo, Living the Liberal Arts, Job Shadowing, and the Multicultural Speed Networking Reception. In 2011, the center hosted 74 programs and met with more than 2,000 students and alumni for appointments and drop-ins. For more information, visit the CDC site.