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:
Over the past three years, Professor of Chemistry Walter Bowyer and more than a dozen HWS students have pursued an extensive chemistry research project that investigates a chemical reaction known as indium mediated allylation. The reaction, Bowyer says, deals with carbon-carbon bonds, which are essential in the production of manmade chemicals used for pharmaceuticals and plastics. It offers envir... More >>
Eli Vitale '14 spent winter break in Gamba, Gabon, participating in an internship with the Smithsonian Gabon Biodiversity program. The program, established in 2000, is a partnership between the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Shell Gabon, and other stakeholders including the Gabon Government. The purpose of the initiative is to generate a further understanding of biodiversity in the G... More >>
Participants in the eighth annual Day on the Hill excursion returned from Washington, D.C. with a firsthand glimpse into the institutions that help turn the political world. Thanks to the ever-growing network of HWS friends, parents and alums, a group of 16 students -- led by HWS faculty and staff -- explored the inner workings of life in the nation's capital, kicking off Wednesday, Jan. 8, with ... More >>
As an architectural designer and 3D renderer/modeler at the international architecture and design firm, the Rockwell Group, Maxwell Mensching '11 tests the boundaries between architecture and technology on a daily basis. At the Rockwell Group, Mensching started in the model shop, but soon, he says, "I took it upon myself to do iterations of some of the models I was building for other architects. ... More >>
Sam Singer '13, the creator of an all-natural chewing gum called Train, recently launched his product online in select retail locations. Train, a peppermint chew made with only five ingredients, is now available at Fit to Eat, a sandwich shop in Portland, Maine and at The College Store. "Train launched officially in late October with okay online sales," Singer says, but over the past several week... More >>