Job Title: Admissions Summer Intern (NOTE: Deadline to apply is 4 p.m., February 9, 2018)

Summer 2018
Job Location
Office of Admissions
Gina Kane, Associate Director of Enrollment Operations
Other Timesheet Designee
Carol McCormack, Assistant Director of Admissions
$10.40 per hour
Start Date
May 14, 2018
End Date
September 3, 2018
Hours Per Week
Approximately 30 hours per week, Monday - Friday (with some Saturdays)


A summer intern in the HWS Admissions Office will experience a variety of responsibilities, including marketing and promoting Hobart and William Smith by being a tour guide, student interviewer for prospective students, and helping to coordinate on-campus events such as Open Houses. These students will introduce the Colleges' campus, curriculum, and programs to prospective students and their families. The summer intern may also be assigned general office tasks such as answering phones, running errands, special projects and helping with mass mailings. All interns are expected to assist with special events, including weekend programs. Responsibilities can include: Marketing Hobart and William Smith Colleges by communication through email, phone, social media, and traditional mailings; Touring prospective students and families around campus, answering questions and helping with requests; Providing students with information and assistance regarding admissions application procedures and timelines, and establishing a continuum of personalized communication with prospective candidates; Assisting with on-campus interviewing of prospective students on a regularly scheduled basis; Assisting with outreach to prospective students; Participating in on-campus admissions events; Assisting staff with regional and functional duties as requested; Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • The applicant must have a strong customer service orientation: positive, helpful, resourceful
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to unique social, cultural, and economic circumstances of students
  • Demonstrate a firm knowledge of the Colleges' educational philosophy and mission.
  • Be detail focused and highly reliable (at work on-time or call in advance)
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Be able to problem-solve, work independently and efficiently
  • Be familiar with HWS campus, programs, services, departments, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 semester of residency at HWS or in Geneva
  • Energetic, positive attitude
  • Experience in sales
  • Demonstrate a genuine desire to help others: people-friendly, respectful, willing to go the extra mile to help folks find answers to questions, give accurate directions.


Step 1:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, to our application service, Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/47895.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please email jhughes@hws.edu or call the Office of Human Resources at 315-781-3312..

Step 2:

Students must be authorized to work any job on campus by completing the Form I-9 and tax withholding forms. Please contact Human Resources at ext. 3312 or by email jhughes@hws.edu to ensure that your forms are complete.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.


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