Jen Skidmore (they/them) joins us as the Director of Professional Development and Internships. Skidmore comes to the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) with eight years of experience leading career services & internships in higher education. They have focused their career primarily on strategic program development, growing career development curriculum, career fairs, and building programs that advance equity for marginalized students.
Skidmore’s professional background includes working as the Career Services Coordinator and later as the Director of Student Development at the University of Nebraska’s College of Engineering supporting over 3,000 engineering students across three campuses, including The Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction. Skidmore also worked in the financial literacy realm promoting trainings, programs, and best practices to students at the University of South Carolina, Inceptia, and The Ohio State University. Additionally, Jen brings a wealth of knowledge in a variety of areas including recruiting, building strong relationships and partnerships with employers, and leading DEI trainings. Skidmore is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.
Skidmore is driven by their passion for inclusion, access, and student success. They earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Higher Education & Student Affairs from The Ohio State University.