Career Events and Activities 

Through our vision of Real People + Real Projects = Real Difference, CAP students develop skills and knowledge that make them highly employable and ready to make an impact in the built environment. The activities and events below support the professional development of students as they prepare for their careers, while simultaneously creating avenues for firms to share their work, culture and expertise.

Upcoming Events & Activities

For more information about our Career Events and Activities, please contact:

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Jen Skidmore

Director Of Professional Development and Internships
  • Administration and Instruction Services (CAP)

Jen Skidmore (they/them) joined CAP with eight years of experience leading career services & internships in higher education. Jen's career has focused primarily on career coaching, professional development curriculum, fairs, and building programs that advance equity for marginalized students. Jen is driven by a passion for equity, access, and student success. 

Jen's professional background includes working as the Career Services Coordinator and later as the Director of Student Development at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s College of Engineering, supporting over 3,000 engineering students across three campuses. They also worked in the financial literacy realm promoting financial wellness coaching, trainings, programs, and best practices to students. They have additional experience in recruiting students to retention programs, building strong relationships and partnerships with employers, and leading DEI trainings. 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

The Ohio State University, 2012
Masters in Higher Education & Student Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Minor in Biology 

Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, 2016

Signature Events

Career Fair

CAP hosts an annual Career Fair each February involving local and national firms. Career Fair is the best opportunity for students and employers to connect. Our unique Career Fair combines a traditional fair model with employer tabling with interviews or individual meet-and-greets.

Portfolio Review Night

CAP hosts annual portfolio review nights. Members of the practice community get to provide valuable critique and recommendations to prepare students as they begin applying for jobs and internships. This is a wonderful opportunity for employers to support emerging professionals while getting a sneak peek at students’ design sensibility.

Student Professional Development Workshops

We host a variety of workshops to support students in building professional skills throughout the year, such as resumes, cover letters, networking, interview skills, LinkedIn, building your portfolio, and more.

Portfolio Support

Applying for positions or advanced degrees in a design-related field requires that you do more than simply present your experience and skill set. It is commonly expected that you provide examples of your creative work through a portfolio. We recommend that you use CAP’s portfolio resources in the following order to help you maximize your time and energy:

  1. Attend a Portfolio Workshop: CAP offers these workshops during the year, sometimes in conjunction with student organizations, to help you organize your creative work. Please consult the CAP calendar for dates.
  2. Get Peer Feedback: Some of CAP’s student organizations host peer review sessions to get early feedback on your portfolio.
  3. Get Professional Feedback at Portfolio Night: Each year, CAP hosts a Portfolio Night with the practice community to help you learn more about employers’ expectations, receive direct feedback on your current version, and understand how to polish your resume for your next step, whether you plan to apply for graduate programs, internships, or full-time jobs.

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