Guaranteed Internship Program
Because Hobart and William Smith recognize how important an internship is in determining career direction, the Colleges have made a bold commitment: the Colleges guarantee that students of good academic and social standing who have successfully completed the Pathways Program, will be able to participate in one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the internship will happen in the summer after the junior year. For summer internships that are unpaid, the Colleges will provide a stipend.
The Pathways Program Works
Our approach to career preparation is wrapped up in our Pathways program. It’s a comprehensive, action-packed approach that gets you thinking about and acting on your future. Through Pathways, you’ll research careers, spend time with professionals in the career you’re pursuing, take backstage tours of certain fields and find internships and jobs. We also bring professionals to campus to offer career insight and advice. We’ll keep you on track through workshops, experiential learning and career counseling. The Pathways formula works. HWS students who complete the program make connections that lead to promising careers or graduate school.
Recent Internship Sites
At hundreds of sites across the country and around the globe, HWS students gain clarity and confidence through job experience.
Recent internship and research placements for HWS students include:
Rochester PD Internship
Aspiring to work in law enforcement for as long as he can remember, John Hillenbrand '17, a sociology major and American studies minor, has recently been accepted into a summer internship program with the Rochester Police Department (RPD). Hillenbrand will work with the quartermaster of the RPD, taking on responsibility for uniforms, equipment and supplies used by the department. "I will be able ... More >>
A Start in Logistics
Three HWS students are headed to Chicago to join Coyote Logistics, one of the fastest growing logistics providers in America. Elliot Adler '16 and Jacob Stanley '16 landed seats as national sales managers and Cydney Conley '17 will work this summer as a sales intern. Adler and Stanley, members of the Hobart football team, heard about the openings from former Statesman James Rayhill '11, who serve... More >>
Halter '16 Awarded "Drum Major for Service"
At the spring 2016 Day of Service, Sophie Halter '16 was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Drum Major for Service" award in recognition of her commitment to community engagement and service during her time at Hobart and William Smith. Named for the "Drum Major Instinct" sermon that King delivered in 1968, the national service award honors "volunteers who perform extraordinary everyda... More >>
HWS Students Join J.P. Morgan
Taking them one step closer to fulfilling their career aspirations in finance, four HWS students have secured highly coveted summer internships with J.P. Morgan, one of the world's leading financial firms. This summer, Margaret Cameron '17, Justin Partyka '16 and Grant Soucy '17 will join J.P. Morgan at its New York City headquarters, while Nate Gliedman '17 will join J.P. Morgan's Chicago office... More >>
Solomon '17 Lands Internship with Chegg
Sam Solomon '17, a sociology major and entrepreneurial studies minor, will join Chegg as a marketing generalist intern this summer. The position will allow Solomon to gain a comprehensive understanding of marketing through a variety of platforms and strategies. Chegg, which is overseen by President and CEO Daniel L. Rosensweig '83, specializes in online textbook rentals, homework help, online tut... More >>