Career Development Center

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 AM - 4 PM in the Career Development Center.


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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 & 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

Career Coaches are student leaders on-campus who provide support to students by assisting with career-related tasks, such as resume and cover letter reviews and e-reviews, networking practice, and career development programming in Residence Halls. These student leaders act as an example of effective career development. All Career Coaches undergo extensive training with Career Development Center staff, and serve to supplement services provided by counselors.

Career Development Ambassadors are our front desk associates who will make your appointments, answer questions and promote Career Development events.  They are on site Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Call or stop by to learn more from them.


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