From Ring Ceremony to Internship – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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From Ring Ceremony to Internship

Kyle Bayly ’15 spent his summer interning in the energy industry, working for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The NYISO is a not-for-profit company geared toward advancing the technological infrastructure of the electric system serving New York State.

A member of the Hobart football team, Bayly discovered the internship opportunity while at the team’s championship ring ceremony in April. There, he met Rich Barlette ’01, senior manager of external affairs at NYISO, and discussed opportunities with the company.

“After talking with Rich, I did some research to learn more about the company and the energy industry,” said Bayly, an international relations major. “Once I researched the company, I thought the power industry and the new and changing sources of energy-such as wind, solar, hydro, gas and nuclear-were very interesting.”

Bayly worked in the external affairs department and split his duties between the stakeholder services and member relations teams. His primary focus was on making sure customers and market participants had access to pertinent information and resources.

He noted that the internship helped him form more specific career goals, while putting together a clearer picture of what he hopes to accomplish in the long-run. “My experience at the NYISO has been a great stepping stone,” he said.

Bayly said being an HWS student-athlete also aided in his professional development.

“I have learned a number of valuable skills at HWS,” he said. “As a member of the Hobart football team, I have learned the importance of teamwork and communication. This has helped me adjust to my role as an intern because in both situations I am part of a team working toward a common goal.”