Job Title: Admissions Summer Intern

Summer 2021
Total Positions Available
Job Location
Ian Gregory-Davis
$12.50 per hour
Start Date
May 17, 2021
End Date
August 20, 2021
Hours Per Week
Hours may vary - up to 30 hours per week

Job Responsibilities

A Summer Intern in the HWS Office of Admissions will experience a variety of responsibilities, including marketing and promoting Hobart and William Smith by being a tour guide and helping to coordinate on-campus or virtual 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.
Marketing Hobart and William Smith Colleges by communication through email, phone, social media, and traditional mailings
Touring prospective students and families around campus (in person or over Zoom), 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 outreach to prospective students
Participating in on-campus or virtual 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 highly reliable (at work on-time or call in advance) 
Be flexible and adaptable
Be able to work independently (minimal on-site supervision)
Be familiar with HWS campus, programs, services, departments, etc.
Preferred Qualifications:
At least 1 semester of residency at HWS
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.


Cover letter and Resume due by 5 p.m. on April 5, 2021

Review of applications will begin immediately. You may be contacted by the hiring supervisor for additional information. 

Interested applicants are to submit a cover letter and resume using our application service Interfolio at the following link:


An interview will be required.

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

Once hired, 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 HR@hws.edu to ensure that your forms are complete. 


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