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Creative
Thought
Matters
Creativity is at our core
 
 
Creativity is at our core.

It empowers us to combine different ideas, try new things and look at the world from a wide range of perspectives. Not just in the arts but in science, business, economics, the humanities and every other endeavor. We have an altogether different way of doing things at Skidmore, and it all starts with our commitment to creative thinking.

Here, more than anything, Creative Thought Matters.

PRESIDENT PHILIP A. GLOTZBACH
 
 
Genuine creativity requires rigor of thought and practice that connects knowledge and imagination with discipline. The more we develop our students’ capacity to make that connection, the more they will be able to respond to the world in ways that truly matter.
Philip A. Glotzbach

YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE IT.


True creativity is hard to define but you know it when you see it. Watch how Skidmore students, faculty and alumni bring creative thought to life everyday through their studies, research and work.

 

What does "Creative Thought Matters" mean?

Anyone you ask this question at Skidmore will have a slightly different answer. And each one will still be exactly right. It means something a little different to each of us.

Bob Turner

Associate Professor of Politcal Science

Bob Turner

Bob Turner

Associate Professor of Political Science

"Creative Thought Matters means a willingness to push intellectual boundaries. There are no safe or easy answers. I tell my students they need to know this, not because it is on an exam, but because that’s what it takes to be an effective advocate in the real world."

Emilie Bode

Exercise Science and Education

Emilie Bode

Emilie Bode

Exercise Science and Education

"I think creativity requires problem-solving and developing new ideas. I also believe the best ideas are generated in groups. Creative Thought Matters is the environment Skidmore fosters to provide a learning experience filled with inquiry, participation, and growth."

Chase Ta

Business and Economics

Chase Ta

Chase Ta

Business and Economics

"Creative thought matters is more of a mentality that all Skidmore students embrace, essentially that you can be whoever you want to be, do whatever you want to do. It’s not a slogan. I’ve been able to use it in all aspects of my Skidmore experience, in class, in my social life, even in planning my future."

Making the connection.

A liberal arts education prepares you to see a world of possibilities ... but it’s just the start.

See all the places Skidmore students go with their majors.

Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Derrick Yam
’17
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
Don't be afraid of unconventional career paths. Just because most of your class, friends or family work in a certain industry does not mean you have to. Combining your interests is easier than you might think. If you work hard and put yourself out there, you'll meet the right people to help you along the way.
Derrick Yam ’17
Mathematics, Management and Business
Emily Lazar
’93
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
I don't like sitting around talking about gear or plug-ins. For me, mastering engineering is all about listening! It’s about making decisions and having confidence in the creative direction you’ve chosen. So be a good listener.
Emily Lazar ’93
English
Jeremy Sigel
’99
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
The rules of the media industry are ever-changing. It's likely your future job does not exist yet. Embrace disruption and plan for flexibility in response to the unexpected. When making career decisions, think about your next jump. Put yourself in situations that lead to many alternative futures.
Jeremy Sigel ’99
Government