Kiersten Hamilton '12

Tri-State Admissions Coordinator

Global Custody & Agency Services, Product Management Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
New York, N.Y.

William Smith Field Hockey Team
SAAC (President Senior year)
Core 20
Student Worker, William Smith Athletics
Senior Intern, Office of Admissions
Intermural Sports

Majors: Economics and Asian Languages and Culture

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I chose Hobart and William Smith Colleges simply because it fit. The Colleges provided the flexibility in academics that coordinated with what I wanted to accomplish. Being able to be a member of an amazing athletic program as well as the networking opportunities for my career that were available definitely drew me in.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I’ve stayed connected to the Colleges in a few ways: the field hockey team – staying updated on their games and remaining in contact with my coaches, alumni events – supported by Alumni House here in New York City, contacting juniors/seniors looking for internship and full time job opportunities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and giving back through donation channels.

What makes the Colleges special? The connections you are able to build to not only your professors and other students, but to alumni as well, is something that makes the Colleges so special. If not for the networking opportunities, I would not have had the internships and job experiences that have put me where I am today.

Why do you give back to HWS? Giving back to the Colleges allows me to stay better connected to both the relationships and the memories that I created.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? As a Regional Network volunteer, I hope that I am able to convey my unique experiences and the advantages of Hobart and William Smith Colleges to the prospective students who live in this area.

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Take advantage of your time and opportunities. College is probably the fastest four years of your life. Experience everything that you can in that short time. Do the things you are afraid of because you may not have the chance again.


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