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:
With an office location on Sunset Blvd. and clients like Will Ferrell and January Jones, Kelley Hartmann '16 is living the "California dream" this summer. Hartmann is spending her summer in West Hollywood, Calif. interning with Luke Esselen '11 at Mosaic Media Group. "It's so different than anything I've ever done before," says Hartmann, an English and media and society double major. "The whole H... More >>
Mary McLoughlin '15 and Cameron Benoit '16 are spending the summer working as sustainability interns for the Finger Lakes Institute. Each is focusing on a different area of sustainability at the Colleges, from preparing the Eco Representatives to change student habits for a lifetime to working to curb greenhouse gases institutionally. Their internships are funded by the Office of Sustainability ... More >>
This summer, Subin Nepal '15 is working as an intern at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), an international think tank based in New Delhi, India. In his position, Nepal has published an article on the think tank's web page titled "Nepal and Ethnic Federalism: The Insufficiency of the Maoist Model." The article explores the restructuring of the City of Nepal as it involves ethnic ... More >>
After braving the cold this past winter to conduct research for the "Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems" (OWLeS) project, Caitlin Crossett '15 is enjoying the opportunity - and the weather - to intern at Texas A&M University this summer. Stationed in Houston, Texas, Crossett is interning with the Research Education for Undergraduates Program in the Atmospheric Sciences Department. She is work... More >>
Fresh out of college, Siobhan Fitzgerald '14 has landed a full-time position at Saks Fifth Avenue, a designer retail outlet located in Manhattan. As an employee at the company's Fifth Avenue Club, Fitzgerald is tasked with helping managers conduct customer service responsibilities and maintaining client relationships that are vital to the company. The Saks Fifth Avenue chain is represented intern... More >>