Career Call to Action from Bozzuto and Stine
BY NATALIA ST. LAWRENCE '16
When students began to report that their summer internships and research opportunities were being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, past Chair of the HWS Board of Trustees Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68, L.H.D. ’18 and current Chair Craig R. Stine ’81, P’17 enjoined the HWS Alum Network to identify and share career and experiential learning opportunities with HWS students and recent alums.
More than 75 alums responded to the call to action, sharing a breadth of available internships and job openings across the business and nonprofit sectors.
With support from the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Learning, 13 students landed internships in hotel management at Robert Philips ’88’s company Paine Lake. Sean McCarthy ’20 secured a fulltime position with Roar Digital after connecting with Nick Lioudis ’18.
“Both of us have hired dozens of HWS students in the past and we will continue to do so. They are smart, resourceful, dedicated and above all have the integrity we all want in our employees,” Bozzuto and Stine said in a joint letter to alums and parents.
As a result of the outreach, a new partnership was also formed between HWS and Syracuse University’s iSchool. Molly Naef ’16, a recruitment specialist and master’s student at SU, helped to establish a 50% tuition award for students who enroll in fall 2020 or spring 2021 to pursue their graduate and certificate programs.