Pathways encourages and motivates you to discover, explore and experience all of your academic, personal and career-related interests. What sets this program apart is its length and breadth, featuring a support network dedicated to sustaining growth and success in the professional development process. Students are motivated and kept on track using tools and opportunities as workshops, experiential learning, career counseling and on-the-job training (internships/externships and student employment).
College is a time for exploration of new ideas, cultures and experiences. The HWS community believes that the professional path that starts in college should incorporate the very nature of college itself. To that end, we offer a wide range of resources to help you explore your interests, passions and talents to determine what it is that you love and what type of career you could have in which it feels like “time flies by.”
We surround you with people dedicated to helping you learn, grow and succeed. This results in a collaboration between you, the student, and members of our extended community:
First-year students are informed of the Pathways program at the start of the year, typically during orientation. (Students in any class year are welcome to participate regardless of where they may be in the career development process.) Once you choose to participate, you will become familiar with and meet your support system, which includes Career Services staff, faculty advisers, future alumni and alumnae contacts and other peers involved in the program. A Career Services staff member reviews the program with each student and both agree to commit to a four year, customized plan that maintains flexibility, as interests may change over the course of the program. Planning begins with start of the Pathways workbook.
To keep on track, you will meet regularly with Career Services staff. Progress is continually evaluated and interests, goals and values are reassessed. Students are encouraged to attain employment in order to develop professional skills. Assistance in gaining internship and externship experience is provided.
Once you have identified your interests, you will quickly see there are various ways in
which you can learn more about the areas you may have talked about as you
discover your pathway. As you explore you will:
Workshops included in the Pathways program:
Through participation in the Pathways program, you will gain valuable insight, understanding and experiences that build self-awareness, as well as your résumé and portfolio. Throughout the program, experiences and insights gained include:
These experiences enable students to develop:
The final stage of the career development process is your time to apply all that you have learned to secure an opportunity after graduation and begin the next chapter in your life. As you connect you will engage in activities in the following:
We are confident that if you share this commitment to career development, you will have a firm grasp on professional objectives, the necessary steps to obtain them upon graduation as well as a return on you hard work with results!
For more information on Pathways, stop by, call or e-mail the HWS Salisbury Center for Career Services.
The Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development
Trinity Hall, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3514
Fax: (315) 781-3515
Assess: Tap into who you are. Assess your interests, values and skills.
Explore: Network and research careers. Get involved on campus and within the community
Experience: Develop your action plan; what are you excited about pursuing?
Connect: Step forward, put your action plan into motion and accomplish your goals