Because Hobart and William Smith recognize how important an internship is in determining career direction, the Colleges have made a bold commitment: For incoming first year students matriculating in the fall of 2014 and beyond, Hobart and William Smith guarantee that students of good academic and social standing who have successfully completed the Pathways Program, will be able to participate in one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the internship will happen in the summer after the junior year. For summer internships that are unpaid, the Colleges will provide a stipend.
Our approach to career preparation is wrapped up in our Pathways program. It’s a comprehensive, action-packed approach that gets you thinking about and acting on your future. Through Pathways, you’ll research careers, spend time with professionals in the career you’re pursuing, take backstage tours of certain fields and find internships and jobs. We also bring professionals to campus to offer career insight and advice. We’ll keep you on track through workshops, experiential learning and career counseling. The Pathways formula works. HWS students who complete the program make connections that lead to promising careers or graduate school.
At hundreds of sites across the country and around the globe, HWS students gain clarity and confidence through job experience.
Recent internship and research placements for HWS students include:
Deep in California's Mojave Desert, Professor of Biology James Ryan recently set out on a scientific excursion to survey the vertebrate biodiversity found in a remote area of the vast southwestern landscape. Working with volunteers from Blueprint Earth, a nonprofit dedicated to cataloging small portions of the Earth's environments, Ryan designed and implemented a survey that's being used to ident... More >>
Appearing in the most recent issue of the University of Richmond's undergraduate journal Digital America, "Invasion of the Betches: Repercussions of Mean Girl Culture" by Morgan Gilbard '15 explores the pervasiveness of "mean girl" culture and the effects of its associated "bullying and superficiality [and] capitalist ideas like consumerism and social stratification." "What we consume growing up ... More >>
Simon Corson '16 is collaborating with the City and the Town of Geneva on a project the two municipalities have embarked on to evaluate shared services and find ways to drive down costs and improve efficiency. The project serves as a community-based research project for Corson, who will present his findings at a joint meeting between the City and the Town of Geneva on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Albrig... More >>
Biology major Morgan Burgess '15 recently completed a 10-week internship with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, working in the Microbiology Department. After demonstrating the skills and knowledge that she has gained as an HWS student, Burgess was given the opportunity to receive training in laboratory techniques for the City of New York - a privilege normally reserved f... More >>
Laura Christie '14 is putting her architecture skills to use in a unique way. She was recently hired as a full-time design assistant with David Howell & Company, where she is working to design and manufacture museum gifts. "I'm thrilled and so excited to start," says Christie, an architecture major. "I'm learning how a company produces a product from the generation of an idea to the actual f... More >>