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:
Georgia Decker '15 has been selected for a prestigious 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Malaysia, affording her the chance of a lifetime to serve abroad as an English teaching assistant while immersing herself in Malaysian culture. Known for its highly competitive field of applicants, the Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. This s... More >>
Over this past winter break, Justine Shank '16 was granted an opportunity to contribute to one of the nation's fastest growing sports leagues, the Major League Ultimate (MLU), America and Canada's professional ultimate Frisbee league. This summer, she will rejoin the MLU, working full time as an event coordinator. Shank, a psychology major, with a triple minor in English, history, and media and s... More >>
Blackwell Medical Scholar Melissa Mahajan '15 always knew she wanted to study medicine, and has spent the past four years at HWS advancing that goal. Before heading off to SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine this coming fall, Mahajan '15 is spending her senior year interning with general surgeon Dr. Kristin Baltazar-Ford at Finger Lakes Health, Geneva's local hospital. Previously,... More >>
Ryan Farrell '15 and Julie-Anne Baghajian '15 will be heading to New York City following graduation this May to work full time with Bank of America, one of the nation's leading financial institutions. The two will commence their employment with Bank of America's Global Transaction Services team, which provides integrated liquidity, treasury and debt solutions to financial institutions and global ... More >>
Amy van Loon '14 and Nora McKay '14 are heading to New Haven this fall, where they will attend Yale School of Nursing. The prestigious program is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 graduate nursing schools in the country, making van Loon and McKay future leaders in the field. Van Loon and McKay will both study in the maternity nursing and midwife specialty. "I think almost every aspect of my t... More >>