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Where the Skidmore Class of 2018 is going after graduation

May 18, 2018
by Julia Marco & Sara Miga

This year, 672 members of the class of 2018 join the ranks of more than 35,000 alumni in their chosen career paths. They’re a group that has taken full advantage of a bounty of career-development opportunities offered by Skidmore through the Career Development Center (CDC) including:

Wall Street 101, Consulting 101 and Career Jam: The CDC saw record attendance at these events, which put students in direct contact with successful alumni, parents and friends and the companies they represent, with many connections leading to direct hires.

A health professions panel: The panel featured several alumni ranging from MDs to physician associates and psychology Ph.Ds.

A media and entertainment tour in New York City: Students met with alumni from BET Networks, NBC/Universal and Google. Each organization also recruited with Skidmore this year.

On-campus recruitment: Employers including Ernst & Young, Credit Suisse, Vineyard Vines and Bitly all stopped by Skidmore to recruit top talent.

A graduate and professional school expo: This event helped students interested in pursuing postsecondary education plan their next steps.

Local internships: Students had more than 70 local internships available to them through the CDC, including Saratoga Living magazine, Sage Hill Wealth Management, the Children’s Museum of Saratoga, Fingerpaint Marketing and the City of Saratoga Springs.  

Not-so-local internships: During their time at Skidmore, 44 members of the Class of 2018 received Summer Experience Fund awards from the CDC. Their internships took them everywhere from the U.S. to Ecuador, Nicaragua, Germany, Vietnam, Norway, Sri Lanka and beyond.

Watch Kim Crabbe, executive director of the cdc, Talk about FORGing Career CONNECTIONS FOR SKIDMORE STUDENTS 

Where our grads are going

Equipped with hands-on experience, new networks, diplomas and a dose of creative thought, grads are ready to tackle both graduate school and the working world.

Off to research and study

In recent years, roughly 19% of grads have gone on to professional or graduate school. This year, a few students pursuing advanced degrees include:

  • Jonathan Greene (art) heads to the Tamarind Institute (as only one of eight students admitted each year), where he’ll continue his work in printmaking.
  • Iana Weingrad (dance) will be seeking a graduate degree in dance at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
  • Stephanie Cao (art) was accepted into the MFA fashion program at Parsons School of Design at the New School.
  • Brianne Cook (neuroscience) is going on to an MD program at Temple University.
  • Brian Wollocko (chemistry) will pursue his MD at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  • Paul Yoon (health and exercise sciences) heads to Mercer University as a doctor of physical therapy candidate.

Off to work

Other Skidmore seniors are putting the College’s special blend of liberal arts education to work. See some examples below and more here.  

Olga Kenyasi
Joseph Doino
Renato Dornelas 
Willy Bresee
Brittany Kent
Anna Margolis 
Fatouma Sissoko
Themba Shongwe
Ana Sosa 

Take a look at a sample of other employers that have hired members of the Class of 2018.

  • Ernst & Young
  • UBS
  • Boston Biomedical Consultants
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP
  • Phaidon
  • McLagan
  • Shakespeare & Company
  • Work First Foundation

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