Hobart and William Smith recognize just how instrumental an internship can be in determining career direction. To ensure HWS students have access to these important professional learning opportunities, the Colleges have made a bold commitment. We guarantee that students of good academic and social standing will be able to participate in at least one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the experience will take place during the summer after the junior year.
The Salisbury Center is pleased to offer funding of up to $3,000 for students pursuing a non-competitive unpaid or underpaid internships during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Students may also apply for a few competitive awards of up to $20,000.
There is a direct relationship between how well you follow a specific professional development plan and your ability to secure employment or advanced degrees after graduation. To enable you to create, follow and mark progress throughout such a plan, HWS offer Pathways, a comprehensive process designed to prepare students for professional life.
Pathways encourages and motivates you to discover, explore and experience all of your academic, personal and career-related interests. What sets this program apart is its length and breadth, featuring a support network dedicated to sustaining growth and success in the professional development process. Students are motivated and kept on track using tools and opportunities such as workshops, experiential learning, career counseling and on-the-job training (internships/externships and student employment).