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:
Simon Corson '16 is collaborating with the City and the Town of Geneva on a project the two municipalities have embarked on to evaluate shared services and find ways to drive down costs and improve efficiency. The project serves as a community-based research project for Corson, who will present his findings at a joint meeting between the City and the Town of Geneva on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Albrig... More >>
Biology major Morgan Burgess '15 recently completed a 10-week internship with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, working in the Microbiology Department. After demonstrating the skills and knowledge that she has gained as an HWS student, Burgess was given the opportunity to receive training in laboratory techniques for the City of New York - a privilege normally reserved f... More >>
Laura Christie '14 is putting her architecture skills to use in a unique way. She was recently hired as a full-time design assistant with David Howell & Company, where she is working to design and manufacture museum gifts. "I'm thrilled and so excited to start," says Christie, an architecture major. "I'm learning how a company produces a product from the generation of an idea to the actual f... More >>
Ato Bentsi-Enchill '17, the winner of the 2014 Stu Lieblein '90 Pitch Contest at Hobart and William Smith, was recently named winner of the 2014 StartUpAfrica's Idea Generation competition. At both Idea Generation and the Pitch, Bentsi-Enchill landed top honors for his business idea, RevisionPrep, an online educational service that combines exam preparation with gaming programs for students in Gh... More >>
Rebecca Chinman '15 and Micaela Loconte '16 have received grant funding to participate in a conference in Budapest, Hungary, "From Kamenetsk Podolsk to Auschwitz: the International Scientific Conference Commemorating the Hungarian Holocaust." Dr. Edward Franks '72 provided a generous gift to The Genocide and Human Rights Symposium Series at HWS to support programming, internships and conference t... More >>