Because Hobart and William Smith recognize how important an internship is in determining career direction, the Colleges have made a bold commitment: For incoming first year students matriculating in the fall of 2014 and beyond, Hobart and William Smith 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.
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.
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:
While taking her sustainable community development (SCD) capstone last semester, Alex Vitulano '16 was sold on spending her summer in Geneva as a Finger Lakes Economic Development Intern. Majoring in environmental studies and double minoring in Spanish and sustainable community development, Vitulano is using the internship to expand her knowledge of developmental efforts by working on two local p... More >>
With a passion for environmentalism and aquatic restoration, Haley Norrgard '15 recently completed a summer research internship with the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (FL-PRISM), a collaborative program designed to address the threat of invasive species. In her role, Norrgard was involved with supporting scientific professionals in early detection efforts of in... More >>
Between cast parties, film premieres, and meetings with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Michael DeRosa '16 is enjoying the perks that come with interning for Paramount Pictures, one of the biggest film studios in Hollywood, Calif. Whether he's meeting the cast of "American Horror Story" or exploring Nickelodeon Studios, DeRosa is taking full advantage of the opportunity to break into the ... More >>
During their summer-long international internships in a combined total of nine countries on three continents, Salisbury Award-winners Talia Azour '16, Caitlin Petty '16 and John (Jack) Slattery '16 are detailing their work and travel through blogs as they deepen their experiential education. Azour, a double major in international relations and sociology, is interning with IPG Mediabrands, which w... More >>
Corinne Kenny '17 is interning this summer for Mayor of Rochester Lovely A. Warren's office in Rochester's City Hall. The opportunity offers an invaluable experience of working directly with city leaders, including Warren, as well as helping to develop and carry out new community plans that will impact the Rochester community. "While I have lived in a suburb outside Rochester for my entire life, ... More >>