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:
Amy van Loon '14 and Nora McKay '14 are heading to New Haven this fall, where they will attend Yale School of Nursing. The prestigious program is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 graduate nursing schools in the country, making van Loon and McKay future leaders in the field. Van Loon and McKay will both study in the maternity nursing and midwife specialty. "I think almost every aspect of my t... More >>
During this year's winter break, more than 150 Hobart and William Smith students went to work, shadowing alums and parents and exploring a wealth of professions in hands-on settings. An integral part of the Pathways Career Development Plan through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, job shadowing "provides students with insight into various careers and organi... More >>
Breakthrough Collaborative, a college access organization, has honored Virginia DeWees '16 with a teaching fellow position in its consequential summer program. Repeatedly named as one of the Princeton Review's "Top 10 Internships in America," Breakthrough Collaborative also is acclaimed for its vast and innovative impact on youth as recognized by the White House. DeWees is one of only 30 students... More >>
In the summer of 2013, the Hobart and William Smith Salisbury International Internship Stipend took Kathryn Middleton '14 from New York to London to India, thanks to an internship with Markit, a leading global financial information services company. Markit, whose chief operating officer is HWS Trustee Calvin "Chip" Carver Jr. '81, serves clients in the most significant institutions of the financ... More >>
Bowen Wang '14 knew he wanted to attend a small liberal arts college where students could be involved and professors were approachable. He didn't mind traveling the 7,000 miles from his native Qingdao, China to Geneva, N.Y. to make it happen. "From an academic standpoint, a liberal arts education can help you to advance your writing and communication skills," Wang says. "At Hobart and William Smi... More >>