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Open PAC

Support for general academic needs

  • Tranisitioning to online learning
  • English Language Learner support
  • Study guide help and study skills development
  • Time-managment
  • Directing students to other campus resources (Here is a link to some of them: Campus Resources
  • General academic support

Peer Academic Coaches are available to help.  There is no need to sign up.  Simply click on the link below to join our session during the scheduled times.  We look forward to seeing you! 

OPEN PAC ZOOM LINK

Sun 7-9 p.m. Mon 7-9 p.m. Tues 7-9 p.m. Wed 9-11 a.m. Thurs 7-9 p.m.
Hagar Maisie Hagar Maisie Jess
 Mariah Hagar  Jess Kendall  Carolyn
Annaliese Jess       

September 2020 Open PAC calendar

Calendar

meet the open pac team

Maisie BernsteinMaisie Bernstein '21 - Open PAC Captain

Major: Anthropology and Classics

About me: I love to learn new things and travel to new places.

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because as someone who was not a STEM major, I never knew where to go for help on my classes until I discovered Open PAC. I want to help other people with their work and study skills.

Favorite class and why: My favorite class was Archaeological Methods since it was very hands-on learning and I got to really experience what being an archaeologist is like which you don't often get to experience in other classes.

Academic advice: My advice to students is to always think ahead and be proactive in your work since it will helpful in the long-run

Jess Roman '23

Major: Social Work  Jess

About Me: I am a Sophomore from Queens, New York City. I am a huge animal lover, currently having two cats, a dog, and three birds in my family.

Why PAC?: I have had good experiences coming to PAC as an incoming student to Skidmore, so I wanted to put my skills to use and join to help pay it forward to other students that would like my help.

Favorite Class and Why: Even though it does not fall under my major, definitely Peer Health Education because it has taught me useful, lifelong social skills that I can take with me anywhere, including PAC.

Academic Advice: Find what works for you as an individual. Don't feel pressured to study or organize a certain way just because other people are doing it, experiment with different methods until you find the perfect fit.

Hagar Sivan '21

Hagar

Major: International Affairs and Anthropology

About me: I am a senior international student from Israel/ Zimbabwe and am a member of the Skidmore Women’s Rowing Team!

Why PAC: I wanted to join PAC because as someone who was not a STEM major, I never knew where to go for help on my classes until I discovered Open PAC. I want to help other people with their work and study skills.

Favorite class and why: My favorite class in my Skidmore career so far has been Power and Violence taught by Professor Park in the anthropology department. That class really showed me some of the best ways to apply anthropology to understand issues in our current society and was a great bridge between my two majors.

Academic advice: Take advantage of your  resources! Skidmore has so many amazing resources (professor’s office hours, PAC, individual tutoring, and the writing center). Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed to take advantage of those- they are here for you!

Annaliese Tampasis '22

Major: Social Work Annaliese

About me: I am a junior from Hudson, NY. I love to bake, dance and read books. I am also the biggest New England Patriots fan. When I am not in class, I volunteer at the community center in Saratoga Springs and I teach elementary dance classes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Why PAC: During spring break I got the opportunity to travel to Guatemala and work with elementary students. During my time there I developed a love for teaching and a passion for helping others. As a new PAC, I want to be able to help in any way that I can and to provide a safe place for students to do their work and to have meaningful conversations. 

Favorite class and why: My favorite class was Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers taught by Professor DiPasquale in the Dance Department. Even if you do not consider yourself a dancer, I still highly recommend this course. What I really enjoyed about this class were the weekly lab sessions. For one of the classes we got to swim and talk about the benefits of aquatic therapy! 

Academic Advice: Be confident, get out of your comfort zone and try new things! I also find making to-do lists to be very handy.