Category Archives: Formspring

You Asked: What is the atmosphere for LGBTQ students on campus? Are there many people who identify as such?

This campus is so unbelievably welcoming and accepting it should not come as a surprise that I would respond to this question by saying the atmosphere for LGBT students is one of comfort. I mean, could you really expect much else from a campus which offeres gender- neutral bathrooms in the academic buildings and a gender- neutral floor in one of the dormitories?
I would say most of the students apart of the LGBT community openly identify as so. The Skidmore Pride Alliance is a SGA club on campus dedicated to building awareness of LGBT related issues. Amongst many things, SPA holds weekly meetings, organizes events- two of which are amongst the biggest parties of the school year- open to everyone, it sure does feel like everyone attends, and offeres ally training.

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You Asked: Do you think double majoring is beneficial in Skidmore? Do you know of anyone double majoring with Economics being one of them?

I would not necessarily call double majoring beneficial but I will say it is very common. Not beneficial because its something that should be done by choice not because one feels they have to. If you are interested in more than one subject go for it. If not, don’t. Double majoring means you have less time to take electives and more required courses to take. Many Skidmore students double major, major and minor, or major and double minor. I think it’s because many of our students are passionate and interested in a number of areas. Skidmore encourages students to fulfill all passions and interests.

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You Asked: Hey, what are you planning on doing after you graduate with your psychology degree? Any ideas on where you will be living?

After graduation I would like to dive in to the real world and work for about a year or two. I want to dedicate my life to at- risk and troubled youth in academic settings. if things work out as planned I will be doing just that after Skidmore and then get my masters in clinical psychology. After that? who knows? I rather not plan too ahead.

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You Asked: How has Skidmore helped with yourplans for graduation ?

This is a great question. The resources Skidmore offeres have been unbelievably helpful. Since the start of this year I have frequented the Career Services office. Career Services helps with everything from editing your resume to getting you in touch with alumni who are currently in the field you are interested in. I had my resume completed, my linked in created, and contacted heaps of alumni. I also received great tips for interviewing; thanks to those I was extremely confident during my last interview.

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You Asked: how have you dealt with stress of work now that you are a senior?

My friends, including professors, have helped me maintain my sanity. A nice chat or a some chill time in helps to do this. When things get a little out of control, and it has this semester, I will let a professor know and they are often very understanding.
Things are also a bit different for me now that I am a senior because I know what to expect and I am much better at managing my time and understand what are the best study habits for me. If I ever did need any additional help I do understand and know that the right resources such as, Student Academic Services, are available to me.

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You Asked: do people ever stay for breaks ?

Yes. Students do have the option of staying on campus for breaks. If it is a break during the academic year, you need to let ResLife know you are planning to stay. There are “vacation dorms” of which are filled with students staying for the break. Students who live in houses during the break can just stay in their house.
For summer break, students who would like to stay on campus have to be taking classes, interning, or working on campus. That, staying for a summer, is an absolute must do.

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You Asked: My brother will be starting on campus this January. I want to get him gift certificates to local hangouts. Any suggestions?

Fantastic ! Congratulations to your brother !

Okay first things first. Your brother needs at least a Skidmore sweater, mug, or snuggie. Yea, the Skid shop sells snuggies. So a certificate to the Skidmore Shop is a must.
http://bookstore.skidmore.edu/home.aspx

So many students go to Uncommon Grounds because it is a fantastic place to do homework. Bagels, coffee, and wifi. What else could you possibly need on a weekend afternoon? Nothing !
http://www.uncommongrounds.com/

Plum Dandy. Frozen Yogurt deliciousness. I really do not have to say much more.
http://www.plumdandyyogurt.com/

I really enjoy finding cool sweaters, accessories, and such in consignment shops. There is a really good one in town. Its called Eighty Twenty Boutique; the owner is really sweet and is actually lending clothes to the Fashion Show I am directing.
http://www.eightytwentyboutique.com/

I am guessing your brother likes food. I mean who doesn’t?! A really fun, easy, chill place to eat with great burgers and a fun theme is Circus Cafe.
http://circuscafe.com/

You can not go wrong in this town.

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You Asked: It is obvious that there are quite a few things that you love about Skidmore, but what is something 2 things that you wish you could change?

This is a great question and I thank you for asking. You are correct, there are many and many things I love but if I had to complain about something it would be that I can’t have another 4 years here. No but seriously; one thing I guess I would change is a small detail about dormitories. I really enjoyed living in the dorms. It was great living so close to so many people. It would be nice if more upper class men lived in dorms. All students are allowed to live in the dorms all four years if they would like, housing is guaranteed. But with the town houses we have on campus all students are eager to move into those that I feel even students who would like to stay in the dorms are almost pressure to move into a house because it is the “thing” to do.
That’s about it and maybe I was serious about the not getting four additional years thing 🙂

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