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:
This summer, Addie Warner '16 gained in-depth professional experience in the art world with back-to-back internships: one at Christie's, an international leader in fine art auctions, as well as at Boston-based ArtLifting, which sells artwork created by homeless and artists with disabilities. "The two internships were absolutely amazing and I loved every minute of them," says Warner, recipient of ... More >>
Getting students to open their email is not any easy feat. Just ask Emily Saeli '16, who is responsible for seizing the attention of college students in just a few words as an Email Marketing intern for Chegg®. The California-based company, overseen by President and CEO Dan Rosensweig '83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tutoring, and scholarship and internship match... More >>
Ryan Densen '17, an economics major from Acton, Mass., has taken a primary leadership role in the campus Eco Representatives (EcoReps) Program as student coordinator. Responsible for proposing and carrying out projects and goals for the 2015-2016 academic year, Densen aims to facilitate environmental, economic, and social responsibility across campus. During the week leading up to the start of cl... More >>
As a management intern for Roc Nation this summer, Christopher Walker-Jacks '16 worked directly with some of the biggest names in the music industry and their managers over the course of the two-month internship. From writing press releases to touring with the band Haim, the opening act on Taylor Swift's "1989 Tour," Walker-Jacks' was given a wide scope of responsibilities that allowed him to gai... More >>
This summer, Kayla Jones '17 has been working as a research, history and education intern at the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement in the United States. "I'm excited to blend my passion for communications and civic engagement through this internship," Jones says. "In one of my media and society classes, we discussed the power that m... More >>