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Career Development Center

About the Career Development Center

Skidmore's Career Development Center is committed to supporting all students and alumni through the creative process of integrating their liberal arts education and experiences into a satisfying career. We help students and alumni develop self-knowledge, cultivate partnerships on and off-campus, prepare for experiential opportunities—such as internships, collaborative research, and community involvement—and manage their careers proactively.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 as they pursue their upcoming careers!

Are you a member of the Class of 2018 who has received a job offer, or is headed to graduate school? We want to know! Click here to tell the CDC where you've been hired.


Say hello to Handshake.

Handshake is now the premier hub at Skidmore for finding jobs and internships that match your interests.

By logging in and updating your profile, you will receive customized job and internship opportunities that directly match the interests you specify. Once you complete your profile, you can make it public so employers can find you. This is also where you can see and register for all of the events the CDC offers and receive reminders. Additionally, Handshake has the capability to schedule an appointment with a career counselor at your convenience.

Please check and see if you already have an account before requesting a new Handshake account. To find out if you already have a Handshake account call us at 518-580-5790 and we'd be happy to assist you in updating your email address or establishing a new account for you.

If you are having trouble accessing your account, please call the CDC at 518-580-5790.



Find out what it's really like to work within an industry, company or profession and how to position yourself to start, advance or change your career.

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Creative Thought Matters
It means something a little different to everyone. See what alumni are saying about our way of thinking.
  • Arwa Damon '99
  • Jonathan Brestoff-Parker '08
  • Zazie Beetz '13
"Never take no for an answer. Doors will close in your face, but look for the unconventional route. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; learn from them and move on."
Arwa Damon '99
Senior International Correspondent, CNN
  • Arwa Damon '99
  • Jonathan Brestoff-Parker '08
  • Zazie Beetz '13
"The only things that I can guarantee about your time at Skidmore are that you will achieve success in areas that you have not yet anticipated and that you will face adversity when you least expect it.”
Jonathan Brestoff-Parker '08
Clinical Pathology Resident, Washington University School of Medicine
Zazie Beetz '13
  • Arwa Damon '99
  • Jonathan Brestoff-Parker '08
  • Zazie Beetz '13
"I still use my ‘ha ha’ breaths—anyone who has taken Kate Kelly Bouchard’s (acting) class will know what I mean! With Skidmore’s education I was able to humor another huge part of myself…I suppose that’s the beauty of a liberal arts school."
Zazie Beetz '13
Actress, Atlanta and Deadpool