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Jun27
Performance - Music
Artemis (A Stewart’s Signature Series Event)

VIRTUAL Online Event #3: Artemis (A Stewart’s Signature Series Event) Sunday, June 27, 2021 Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as part…

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Jun28
Reading
Writers Reading: McGrath, Benedict

VIRTUAL Online Event #1: Writers Reading: Poet Campbell McGrath (American Noise) and Novelist Elizabeth Benedict (The Practice of Deceit)Virtual Reading For online link and more information:…

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Jun29
Panel Discussion
Writers Discussion: Messud, Wood

VIRTUAL Online Event #1: Writers Reading: A Conversation with Novelist Claire Messud (The Woman Upstaris, the Emperor's Children) and Literary Critic and Novelist James Wood (The New Yorker, The New…

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Jun29
Performance - Music
Skidmore Jazz Faculty All-Star Quartet

VIRTUAL Online Event #4: Skidmore Jazz Faculty AllStar Quartet Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 7 pm Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with Caffe Lena $10/$5 Tickets for live…

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No matter what discipline you pursue, you'll look at it from every angle, connecting different modes of thinking and unrelated ideas. Choose a major, combine interests, or forge your own path altogether.
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Welcome to a place thriving with individual expressions, and a unique setting where they all work together. With hundreds of student-run clubs, including dozens of sustainability, health, and wellness programs–you’re invited to explore your unexpected.
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No matter what you’re meant to be, do, or inspire, Skidmore is the start of your path to a life of purpose. Here, you’ll find personalized, on-campus resources to explore what’s possible, define your vision, and jump-start your life’s work.
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Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Derrick Yam
’17
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
Don't be afraid of unconventional career paths. Just because most of your class, friends or family work in a certain industry does not mean you have to. Combining your interests is easier than you might think. If you work hard and put yourself out there, you'll meet the right people to help you along the way.
Derrick Yam ’17
Quantitative Analyst, Baltimore Ravens
Emily Lazar
’93
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
I don't like sitting around talking about gear or plug-ins. For me, mastering engineering is all about listening! It’s about making decisions and having confidence in the creative direction you’ve chosen. So be a good listener.
Emily Lazar ’93
President/Engineer, The Lodge Mastering
Jeremy Sigel
’99
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
The rules of the media industry are ever-changing. It's likely your future job does not exist yet. Embrace disruption and plan for flexibility in response to the unexpected. When making career decisions, think about your next jump. Put yourself in situations that lead to many alternative futures.
Jeremy Sigel ’99
Vice President, CBS Interactive