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ROB GENOVESE '08

Leader. Athlete. Businessman. Traveler. Role Model.

Major: Economics
Major: International Relations

Scholar Athlete

I came to Hobart and William Smith because I wanted to be involved in athletics competitively but also experience a challenging academic environment and situate myself for great job placement in the future.

Family Ties

My father and uncle both graduated from Hobart, three of my sisters graduated from William Smith and my mother is the women's lacrosse coach. They're all very involved in the Colleges community and in my education and have tried to guide me along my path.

Ex Pat Intentions

I became interested in China through my coursework, and I thought it would be an exciting place to live and work. I started learning to speak Mandarin Chinese and traveled to China in 2006 with other HWS community members. I loved the hustle and bustle, and I absolutely can't wait to go back.

International Experience

Daniel Rosensweig '83, the former COO of Yahoo!, hooked me up with an internship at Yahoo!. It was incredible to learn about a company that has stayed on top of its game for so many years. I'm currently working with some of my former coworkers to develop an international strategy group at Yahoo!, and hopefully I'll be able to be a part of that.

Community Member

This year, I live off-campus with 4 other Hobart athletes. Living on our own is a big responsibility. We're very much members of the greater Geneva community, and we have to be super conscientious about our actions.

Role Model

The basketball team frequently goes into local elementary schools to teach basketball skills. I think it's so important that I'm providing them with a good role model. I am living proof that kids from the local area can excel in college.

Making Connections

I interned with Board Chair David Deming '75 at Integrated Finance, working mostly with pension restructuring. When I returned to campus, I took an economics seminar that focused on business models and market structures, which really underscored the work I had done during my internship.

Full Court Press

My dad is Hobart Basketball legend Carmen Genovese '70—he still holds several school records! Sometimes it's tough playing in his shadow, but I'm having a great time on the team, and this year I was named captain. It's an interesting new challenge.