A Parent's Guide to the Career Development Center
How can I find out what career development events are going on during the year?
During the 2011 - 2012 year, there were 74 Career Development Center programs. Be sure to regularly check our Events calendar for dates, times and details, as well as stay informed through parent mailings each semester.
When should my daughter/son begin to utilize the Career Development Center?
It's never too early to start thinking about career development. See our 4-Year Timeline for an overview of career building activities for your son/daughter throughout their tenure at Skidmore.
What should students do in order to enhance their chances of finding an internship and job?
- Meet with a Career Development Center counselor to develop an individualized job search plan.
- Review recruiting announcements and apply for relevant opportunities.
- View current job and internships listings especially for Skidmore students and alumni in My CDC Account.
- Conduct informational meetings with members of the Skidmore Career Advisor Network and family contacts.
What should students be doing if they are interested in graduate study?
- Meet with faculty in their discipline and designated advisors like the pre-law advisor and health professions advisory committee (HPAC) to discuss their interests.
- Schedule an appointment with Shannon Rodriguez regarding graduate school planning.
How can parents help the Career Development Center?