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Career Development Center

A Parent's Guide to the Career Development Center

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.
  • Attend CDC events on- and off-campus.
  • Review recruiting announcements and apply for relevant opportunities.
  • View current job and internships listings especially for Skidmore students and alumni in Handshake.
  • Conduct informational meetings with members of the Skidmore Career Advisor Network and family contacts.

How can I find out what career development events are going on during the year?

Typically, the Career Development Center averages 74 programs per calendar year. Be sure to regularly check the Career Development Center Facebook page for upcoming events.

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 be doing if they are interested in graduate study?

How can parents help the Career Development Center?