Career Coaches are Junior and Senior student leaders on campus who provide support to peers by assisting career related tasks, such as resume and cover letter reviews, both in-person and online. Career Coaches are crucial student connectors to the Skidmore community, serving as examples of effective career development.

Students selected to become a Career Coach will undergo extensive, individualized training throughout the month of September. For continued support, Career Coaches are expected to attend weekly one-hour meetings, and will undergo a review once per semester.

Career Coaches also work as a team to create and produce a “legacy project”. This project is completed as a group; Career Coaches work together to determine the project. Previous projects have included a webinar series called ‘Knowledgeable Networking’.

This position is a full time student worker (10 hours per week). Career Coaches will receive premium compensation ($9.00/hour) due to the advanced specialized skills, knowledge, and abilities expected, as well as an increased level of responsibility, working with minimal supervision, and make independent decisions.

Duties include:

  • Staffing one CDC drop-in shift (2 – 4 PM, Monday – Friday)
  • Staffing one eResume Review drop-in shift (6 – 8 PM, Monday – Thursday)
  • Staffing one Library drop-in shift (8 – 10 PM, Monday – Wednesday)
  • Attending a weekly staff meeting
  • Delivering workshops in the evening hours on topics such as resumes, cover letters, networking resources, and LinkedIn
  • Providing support during large events, such as the Graduate and Professional School Expo or Career Jam
  • Other duties as assigned

All majors are encouraged to apply.


  • GPA 2.8 or higher
  • Proven leadership skills and campus involvement
  • Rising Junior or Senior (current Sophomores or Juniors)
  • Ability to make a one year-long commitment, for 10 hours per week (including some evening hours)

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter through My CDC Account (Posting #7474). Cover letters can be addressed to:

Megan Jackson
Associate Director/Information Technology Manager
Skidmore College Career Development Center
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866