Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Learning

When President Gearan came to the Colleges in 1999, the career services office had primarily provided consultation on job searches and resume writing. With the opening of the Salisbury Center in 2004, named in honor of former Chair of the Board of Trustees Charles H. Salisbury Jr. ’63, P’94, L.H.D. ’08, HWS established an innovative and comprehensive approach to career preparation, ensuring students have the experience and skills to learn, grow and succeed beyond campus. The office now has more than 3,000 student appointments each semester, with experienced counselors guiding students through assessments, internships, job shadowing and networking opportunities. In 2016, student internships numbered more than 600, up from 70 in 2005.

Guaranteed Internships
Beginning in 2014, the HWS Guaranteed Internship Program has further distinguished the Colleges, ensuring that all students who complete the Pathways Career Services program are guaranteed an internship or research opportunity. These support structures facilitate an exhaustive career development process that helps students articulate, explore and realize their professional goals.

The Salisbury International Internship Award
A groundbreaking award program, The Salisbury International Internship Award has supported more than 30 HWS students with up to $20,000 each to pursue an international internship or research opportunity anywhere in the world. The vision of Honorary Trustee and former Chair of the Board of Trustees Charles H. Salisbury Jr. ’63, P’94, L.H.D. ’08, the highly competitive stipend is awarded to three students each year.

Graduate Schools
HWS students go on to some of the world’s best graduate programs including:

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Toronto
  • Boston University
  • Stanford University
  • American University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University

Whether it’s through the Guaranteed Internship Program, The Salisbury award or a career networking program, the Colleges connect students to amazing internships around the world and across industries.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s ADHD Center
  • FosterClub
  • New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
  • Chegg
  • Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Pace Energy and Climate Center
  • J.P. Morgan
  • People Magazine
  • Geneva City Council
  • The Wendy Williams Show
  • Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
  • William Blair
  • NBC News
  • Coyote Logistics
  • Eye to Eye
  • NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Chitwan Medical College in Nepal
  • Colliers International
  • Women’s Hall of Fame
  • DFS
  • National Weather Service
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Academic Resources Center

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.