Skidmore is a challenging environment to make in with staff and students alike.
Office Coordinator Media Services (Current Employee), Saratoga Springs, NY – February 8, 2014
Pros: relaxed and learning atmosphere.
Cons: working with faculty who think they are "above the law."
A typical day at Skidmore involves managing student workers and interacting with both staff and students. I learned that media in college is very different than media in the public realm. I would have to "rate" both management and co-workers as average. The hardest part of the job is a lack of consistency emanating from the top down. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job is working with the students. – less
Skidmore Admissions Interviewer (Former Employee), Saratoga Springs, NY – December 18, 2012
Pros: relaxing atmosphere, able to complete write-ups on my own time
I interviewed prospective students and answered any questions they had about Skidmore by highlighting my own personal experiences. I completed write-ups on my own time and then put them in the filing tray where they were to be entered into the admissions database. I learned how to be more professional and how to evaluate prospective students through – more... my training and by shadowing other admissions counselors. I felt very comfortable working at the Skidmore Admissions office surrounded by extremely warm and kind people, who I became quite close to. The hardest aspect of my job was not being able to answer a particular question from a prospective student. I referred them to other admissions counselors or asked the admissions tour guides for answers. The most enjoyable aspect of my job was completing write-ups for the prospective students I interviewed. I enjoy writing, so it was rewarding to be able to describe the academic and personal experiences of prospective students while at the same time providing my own recommendation whether to admit them or not. – less