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Skidmore College
Career Development Center

Meet Our Staff

Kim Crabbe
Kim Crabbe

Executive Director

Lauren Sisson

Lauren Sisson
Associate Director of Alumni Career Development

Penny Loretto

Penny Loretto
Associate Director

Megan Jackson

Megan Jackson
Associate Director for
Early Career Engagement

Corine Houry-Kling, Staff Assistant and Website & Database Administrator

Corine Houry-Kling (Cori)
Staff Assistant/Website and Database Administrator

Shannon Rodriguez

Shannon Rodriguez
Associate Director for 
Pre-Professional and Graduate Study

Pam Fisher, Employer Relations Director

Pam Fisher
Associate Director of Employer Relations

About the Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is conveniently located in Starbuck Center, second floor, room 204.

Career Development Center Staff

Career Counseling Appointments

Appointments are available for Skidmore students and alumni to meet with career counselors in person or via phone/Skype. Please call us (518-580-5790) to set up an appointment.



Drop-Ins have expanded. Career coaches (paraprofessionals) are now available Monday–Friday during the academic year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Career Development Center.

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Skidmore Student Affairs Mission Statement

In support of the college’s mission, “to educate a diverse population of talented students,” the Division of Student Affairs works collaboratively with all college departments to create an inclusive and integrated educational experience.

We Believe:

We all learn from and teach each other best in a diverse and inclusive community where everyone has the opportunity to participate fully and has equitable access to the highest levels of excellence in education. Thus we believe:

  • Learning happens everywhere and requires victories, challenges, disappointments and defeats.
  • Learning is a dynamic, inclusive and integrative process of exploration across barriers and opportunities.
  • Learning happens in all dimensions: intellectual, emotional, physical, social, professional and spiritual.
  • Learning promotes growth, transformation and the continuous interaction and meaning making of self, other and community.

Revised 08/28/17

Career Development Center Mission Statement

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. In keeping with the college's founding principle of linking theoretical with applied learning, 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. We encourage students to build skills and participate in engaged liberal learning practices early in their Skidmore experience, and we offer guidance to both students and alumni in forging meaningful careers for a world of rapid change.

Revised 05/15/15