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:
Garo '15 at J.P. Morgan
In high school, Dollian Garo '15 decided to pursue a career in finance after participating in J.P. Morgan's mentorship program. After majoring in economics and developing his financial knowledge at Hobart and William Smith, Garo's career goals solidified when he recently was hired by J.P. Morgan as a credit analyst for the Mortgage Advisory N.Y. Team. "The two years I spent in J.P. Morgan's ment... 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 >>
Cirra '17 to Research Climate Change and Policy
This summer, Alexandra Cirra '17 will join the Pace Energy and Climate Center (PECC) as a research intern, tackling projects on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and policy initiatives related to sustainability. Affiliated with Pace Law School at Pace University, the PECC is a think tank focused on legal, regulatory and policy matters regarding the environmental impacts of energy use. A... More >>
Calder '16 to Pursue Global Affairs at Munk School
Furthering a passion for global politics that developed throughout her four years at HWS, Geneva Calder '16 will enter the prestigious Munk School of Global Affairs program at the University of Toronto in the fall. The two-year master's program allows students to pursue a degree in the fields of global economy and markets, global civil society, and global institutions. The program requires that s... More >>
McInnes '17 Lands Insurance Internship
Economics major and environmental science minor Carlos McInnes '17 will join Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company as an intern in the company's Rochester, N.Y. office this summer. Earlier this year, the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education hosted an on-campus recruiting event where McInnes learned about the internship, and after three rounds of interviews and... More >>