Below are first person stories of life after HWS from recent graduates.
anna krajewski '22
Operations Engineer 1 at Ginkgo Bioworks
Biology, Environmental Studies
"Getting to sit down with your professor and either go over material or even just socialize is something very special and not common at other schools."
matt mcnulty '22
Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
"Close-knit, engaging classes at HWS brought new perspectives to my mind and gave me the confidence to pursue research in biology at HWS, where I found a great sense of community. I’m incredibly grateful for the mentorship I received from Professor of Biology Patricia Mowery and the guidance of Associate Director of Health Professions Counseling and Fellowship Advising Scott MacPhail in Career Services. The continued support I’ve received from HWS after graduating has been essential in preparing for my future."
julia stockwin '22
Experience Specialist at EF Education First
Economics, French and Francophone Studies
"HWS provided me with a multitude of opportunities to challenge myself both academically and personally. I am most appreciative to have had the flexibility to diversify my studies between two majors, Economics and French and Francophone Studies, and a minor, Italian, in very different academic areas. My experience with the HWS French department specifically helped me to improve upon invaluable skills such as communication, problem-solving, and analysis that I continue to use everyday."
jake tomm '22
Senior Strategy and Planning Specialist at S&P Global
New York, NY
"At HWS, I felt inspired to become more inquisitive and open to challenges. I found real support from the advisors and mentors who invested in me while I was constantly learning from my classmates who I journeyed with. My experiences in athletics, administration, and extracurricular groups allowed me to build trust and leadership on campus. Economics at HWS urged my fascination to help improve our communities while entrepreneurship gave me the tools and principals to face them. The experiences we shared together in Geneva prepared me for my current and future roles."
tatianna suriel '20
Master's Candidate in Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Anthropology and Sociology, Women's Studies
"I have found that the expectations HWS professors held me to and the level of critical thinking that was necessary to succeed has been applicable to just about everything I encounter. More importantly, HWS taught me the importance of advocating for yourself, your needs, and the needs of other people. I find myself thriving in nearly every environment I encounter because I understand what I need to succeed."
Lauryn tabolt '22
Community Development Specialist at NY Planning and Community Development
Lewis County, NY
"I look back on my memories of HWS very fondly. I had amazing professors that genuinely cared and met lifelong friends in Theta Phi Alpha, which is the only sorority on campus. HWS helped prepare me for my current occupation by being so involved in the community and placing emphasis on having input from stakeholders whenever we did projects that were based specifically on Geneva. Professor of Sociology Ervin Kosta was always extremely supportive whether I was looking for advice academically or when I was looking for jobs and trying to decide what I wanted to do. I actually gained a ton from my independent study on climate resilience through urban studies, and I will be working on getting my county a county-wide resiliency plan."
nick kriak '22
Legal Assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
New York, NY
Economics and Educational Studies
"HWS prepared me for my future through the skill sets I acquired in the classroom and on the athletic field. The Economics classes allowed me to enhance my critical thinking skills while the Educational Studies classes further developed my interpersonal skills. Being on the men’s soccer team and fulfilling the role of a captain has taught me how to become a leader in all assets of life. The combination of these three has forced me to grow intellectually and is the reason as to how I got to where I am."
talia fountain '22
Clinical Research Coordinator at Dana-Farber Cancer Center
"At HWS, I was given the opportunity to explore my interests through a wide variety of classes. Taking classes outside of my comfort zone pushed me to be a more flexible problem solver and approach situations with an open mind."
morgan hamre '20Current Position:Software Engineer for NordstromCurrent Location:Seattle, Wash.Majors:Computer Science
yalemwork tefera '21Current Position:Sales Associate, BNP Paribas Asset ManagementCurrent Location:New York, N.Y.Majors:International Relations
frank oplinger '18Current Position: Senior Data Engineer, Machine Learning Operations at Generate BiomedicinesCurrent Location:Boston, Mass.
Janey Blackwell-orr '19Current Position:Project Manager at NJICurrent Location:Alexandria, Va.Majors:International Relations
aidan ely '18Current Position:Graduate, Quinnipiac School of LawCurrent Location:New Haven, Conn.Majors:Political Science and American Studies
william samayoa '19Current Position:On Camera Talent Relations Associate Manager, CBS TV StationsCurrent Location:Los Angeles, Calif.Majors:Writing & Rhetoric
megan richard '19Current Position:Trade Coordinator, Wellington ManagementCurrent Location:Boston, Mass.Majors:Economics
sarah benyo '18Current Position:Head and Neck Surgery Medical Resident, Cleveland Clinic FoundationCurrent Location:Cleveland, OhioMajors:Biology
leslie colunga '19Current Position:CMST Assistant Superintendent at Shawmut Design and ConstructionCurrent Location:La Puente, Calif.Majors:Architectural Studies
jonas toupal '19Current Position:Earth and Environmental Science PhD Candidate, University of PennsylvaniaCurrent Location:Philadelphia, Pa.Majors:Geoscience and Planetary Science
rotimi adeoye '18Current Position:J.D. Candidate at Temple University Beasley School of Law; Opinion Columnist at The Daily BeastCurrent Location:Philadelphia, Pa.Majors:Political Science
hannah glenshaw '17Current Position:Assistant Camp Director at Camp SewataroCurrent Location:Sudbury, Mass.Majors:Africana Studies
jonah salita '19Current Position:Owner of Vasco Creative and Co-Founder of DiallCurrent Location:Minneapolis, Minn.Majors:Media & Society
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cynthia kellett '19Current Position:Regional Manager of Educational Partnerships at Out Teach; Fulbright Award RecipientCurrent Location:Charlotte, N.C.Majors:International Relations
jeremiah otero-piersante '18Current Position:Ph.D. Candidate, SUNY AlbanyCurrent Location:Albany, N.Y.Majors:Geoscience and Spanish & Hispanic Studies
drew scammell '18Current Position:Program Associate, Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity and Diversity at American Association for the Advancement of ScienceCurrent Location:Washington, D.C.Majors:Physics, Mathematics, and Dance
Sarah Garrett '18Current Position:Security Education Administrator and Data Analyst, MIT Lincoln LaboratoryCurrent Location:Lexington, Mass.Majors:Sociology
kevin goltz '19Current Position:Sales Development Representative, OliverCurrent Location:San Clemente, Calif.Majors:Economics
banan otaibi '18Current Position:Medical student, Penn State College of MedicineCurrent Location:Hershey, Pa.Majors:Biology
david reinharz '20Current Position:J.D. Candidate, University at Buffalo School of LawCurrent Location:Buffalo, N.Y.Majors:American Studies
yating sherry zhang '19Current Position:R&D Management Trainee, UnileverCurrent Location:Shanghai, ChinaMajors:Chemistry
mac benson '18Current Position:Associate Producer at ESPNCurrent Location:Bristol, Conn.Majors:Writing and Rhetoric
elena parkins '18Current Position:Creative Arts/Music Therapist, University of Rochester Pediatric Behavioral Health and WellnessCurrent Location:Rochester, N.Y.Majors:Music and Psychology
denzel a. degollado '19Current Position:Associate for Strategic Communications, FGS GlobalCurrent Location:New York, N.Y.Majors:International Relations and French & Francophone Studies
brittany coburn '17Current Position:Visiting Professor at HWS CollegesCurrent Location:Geneva, N.Y.Majors:Studio Art
dominique m. derubeis '18Current Position:Associate at BlackRockCurrent Location:New York, N.Y.Majors:Economics
kenan williams '17Current Position:Associate Director, Client Investment Lead, MediaComCurrent Location:New York, N.Y.Majors:Political Science
emily mcdonald '17Current Position:Nurse, Massachusetts General HospitalCurrent Location:Boston, Mass.Majors:Psychological Science
sam allen '20Current Position:Ph.D Candidate, University of PittsburghCurrent Location:Pittsburgh, Pa.Majors:Sociology
alison posey '15Current Position:Postdoctoral Associate, Duke UniversityCurrent Location:Durham, N.C.Majors:Spanish and Hispanic Studies