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PATHWAYS: A Career Development Plan


There is a direct relationship between how well you follow a specific professional development plan and your ability to secure employment or advanced degrees after graduation. To enable you to create, follow and mark progress throughout such a plan, HWS offers a Pathways Program, a comprehensive process designed to prepare students for professional life.

Assess: Tap into who you are. Assess your interests, values and skills. We encourage you to start Pathways as early as the first semester of your first year at HWS.

Explore: Research careers. Get involved on campus and within the community. Develop a gap analysis on your potential career fields. Participate in a shadow experience.

Experience: Develop your action plan; what are you excited about pursuing? Try an internship. Build confidence, your resume and your portfolio.

Connect: Step forward, put your action plan into motion and accomplish your goals. Network with professionals within your field of interest. Conduct informational interviews.

Career Services News

Insiders' Perspective: Day on the Hill

Each year, the Day on the Hill program takes students inside governmental organizations, non-profits, NGOs and other Washington, D.C. institutions for three days of experiential insight into politics, policy and more. And every year, says Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas, “it seems this program gets better and better. "Former students are now doing such exciting and importan...  More >>

Exploring Social Media at Seventeen

Over winter break, Hannah Mills '16 and Abbey Rogowski '15 explored the social media industry through their highly-coveted internship positions with Seventeen magazine. The William Smith students were selected from a competitive field of candidates in the running for the publication's national internship program, which sought self-motivated college students. For them, the experience with the nati...  More >>

Dagle '14 Teaches at North Street School

Though she graduated in May, Christina Dagle '14 returned to classes in Geneva this fall--this time in a different role--as a teacher at North Street School. After a semester of student teaching in the Special Education program, Dagle was hired as a long-term special needs substitute teacher. Soon after, she was offered a position as an English teacher in the school's dual language immersion prog...  More >>

Students to Explore D.C. Careers

For the ninth consecutive year, a select group of students had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., as part of the Colleges' annual Day on the Hill experience program. From Monday, Jan. 12 to Wednesday, Jan. 14, students spent three days meeting with alums and friends of HWS while getting an inside glimpse of the inner workings of the U.S. Capitol. The program is facilitated by the Sali...  More >>

NYC Experience Showcases Fashion

A select group of HWS students will convene in New York City for the annual Fashion Day program this winter break, giving them the opportunity to meet and connect with professionals from the fashion industry in some of the industry's most prominent organizations. Facilitated by the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, the fashion trip will take place on Monday, Ja...  More >>

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Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3514
Fax: (315) 781-3515
E-Mail: cso@hws.edu

Location: The Salisbury Center for Career Services is located on the 1st floor of Trinity Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CA Resume Drop in hours Fall 2014:
Monday 1-3
Tuesday 3-5
Wednesday 10:15-12:15
Thursday 12-2; 3-5
Friday 9-11; 10:15-12:15