We are hiring!!!!
The Skidmore Shop is looking for a creative and energetic individual to assist in marketing and merchandising at The Shop. If you have strong Photoshop, web, or graphic design experience, enjoy a challenge, and are looking for real world business experience…we want to talk to you. Here are some of the things you’ll get involved with - designing and printing posters and signs, photographing merchandise, listing products on our web site, helping develop marketing campaigns, setting up merchandise displays, helping maintain our social media initiatives, and providing customer service. The pace is quick, the pay is excellent, and the environment is exciting and fun.
Want to join us? Gather examples of your work in multiple media formats, be ready to tell us what you’ve done in the past, bring lots of enthusiasm, and let’s talk. Experience in the following areas given foremost consideration - Photoshop, Creative Suite, and/or Aperture; studies in marketing and/or graphic arts; previous retail employment; web development; photography; determination, dependability and the ability to work independently. Sense of humor required.
Show us what you’ve got and we’ll help you build your resume with real world experience and skills. Interested? Stop by The Shop and see either Dawn, Jon or Bob.
What? Is this on?
Oh, hi!! Yeah, still here. Just been taking a little bit of a break but that’s all changed now. I’m back to work.
Buyback time and why you should sell your books back to The SkidShop
It’s Buyback time. We know you have lots of choices, there’s all those sites on-line….but do you want to wait two weeks for your money? There’s the kid down the hall who’s working for a company that claims they were started by students for students….but do you really think students are bankrolling that cash? Of course not, it’s just a front for another corporation looking to work the shell game on you.
Is the SkidShop different? We think so. We work for Skidmore; and quite frankly, we’re here because of you. Does that mean we are going to give 75₵ on the $1.00 for your books? No, we can’t….it’s that whole economics thing you heard about in class. But what we can promise is that we’ll give you the best price that we can, we will buy every one of your books, and we’ll have some fun in the process. Look, your books are never going to be worth what you think they should….but is your used car? Have you ever tried to sell your old computer?
Check our prices….we don’t hide them, they’re all right here. We’ll give you cash to fold and put in your pocket, a box to pack your stuff in, and a shot at some pretty cool prizes. If it’s a book we know will be used at Skidmore in the fall, we’ll keep it on campus and save someone a few bucks next semester. Those are the promises that we’ll make to you….and we’ll keep them. If you’d like to understand how textbook buyback works, stop in and talk to us. We’ll gladly explain the process to you.
(@skidmorecollege) (@mbstextbook) We plan on handing out boxes to anyone who sells us back two textbooks. Who knows..maybe the box you get has a goodie in it.
Textbook Buyback @ The Shop
Thursday May 2 11:00am to 6:00pm
Monday May 6 10:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday May 7 through Thursday May 9 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday May 10 10:00am to 4:30pm
Monday May 13 Noon to 4:30pm
Textbook Buyback @ The D-Hall
Tuesday May 7 through Thursday May 9 5:00pm to 8:00pm
We’re gonna do some stuff with this space and these boxes
Sometimes we do odd things in the SkidShop. Like the time we moved racks of clothing around and started building a pyramid of boxes in the middle of the SkidShop. Are you curious what we plan on doing with all these boxes? You’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, it’s back to putting boxes together and some stacking. Lots and lots of stacking.
Sustainable Skidmore (Shop)!
Check out this great article on the Elements Collection for cap and gowns, by Levi Rogers
Featuring fiber from sustainably managed forests, biodegradable fabric, and a Student Give-Back Program, the Elements Collection allows graduates to reduce their environmental impact during this year’s graduation ceremony. The Elements Collection has been scientifically proven to be completely biodegradable. Containing 57% biobased content by weight, the Elements Collection significantly exceeds the USDA’s certification minimum of 25%. Gown zippers and zipper tape are made from 100% recycled PET, and even the packaging contains ECM BioFilms, a material designed to facilitate the decomposition process.
The Elements Collection also gives graduates the opportunity to donate to an environmental sustainability project. Each Elements gown contains a unique code that can be entered online at The Elements Collection Give-Back Program page. For every code entered, Jostens donates $1 to an environment sustainability organtiztion. As of today, Jostens has donated at total of $22,329 to environmental organizations.
Thanks to the long-term relationship between Skidmore College and Jostens, the Elements products were very affordable, leading Skidmore to decide to exclusively offer the Elements Collections at The Skidmore Shop. “While they may not be the ultimate solution, I do believe they are much better alternative than the previous polyester garments. We will be re-evaluating our cap and gown program this summer; there are certainly many different options available now than there were a few years ago,” said Jon Neil, Associate Director of Business Services, Skidmore Shop.
Get some lovin on February 14th at The SkidShop
You know you can’t resist a sloppy dog kiss from Forrest. Stop into the SkidShop on February 14th and see our old pal.
(@skidmorecollege) #9 ain’t bad at all
Did you hear? According to The Daily Beast, Skidmore College is the #9 happiest school in the ENTIRE WOOORLD!! (okay, not the entire world). We at the SkidShop like to think we played a huge part in this ranking. Maybe it’s our guaranteed textbook buy back program that’s making all of you happy? Perhaps it’s the fact that we created the SkidShop Friday Farmers Market and you can get fresh locally grown veggies and apples to munch on? Or maybe it’s because we never laugh at you when you come into the store wearing your shirt inside out and backwards because you were up all night writing a paper. Whatever the reason, being #9 is kinda cool.
(@skidmorecollege) World record!!
I made it all the way to 3:30 before getting a stain on my shirt.