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The HWS Update

“Your mentor only has one hour for you. What are you going to use it for?” Ruiwan Xu ’11 likes to ask young professionals. Her advice? Touch base with them during life’s big moments. And leave the conversation having added value. Xu is the founder and CEO of CareerTu, an online school in digital marketing, data analysis

In a new Media & Society course, HWS students explore the cultural contexts of video games — and produce games of their own.

“HWS research students are not laboratory assistants; they are co-investigators into our unknown world. They design experiments, collaborate within their labs, with other labs on campus often from other departments, and with labs at other institutions. Thanks to the Sherman Fairchild Foundation’s support and other ongoing initiatives, we anticipate the number of research students on campus this summer to reach an all-time high,” says Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Affairs Joe Rusinko.

Kidus Asmare Ayele’ 23 will join UnitedHealth Group as a technological development intern this summer. With a strong academic background in computer science, Kidus Asmare Ayele ’23 will begin a 10-week internship with UnitedHealth Group in Raleigh, N.C., in June. Working on a team of eight summer interns in the company’s software engineering group, Ayele

Gina Perini ’95, the Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO of Somos Inc., was named the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2020 Award, New Jersey Program. Perini leads Somos, a top provider of registry management and data solutions that administers more than 800 million local and wireless telephone numbers

A new program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is designed to support more inclusion of racially and ethnically underrepresented scholars in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The HWS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will launch the STEM Scholars Program in the spring 2021 semester, offering opportunities for academic support and financial

As an intern for the Dallas Mavericks in 2019, Alexander Konradi ’24 gained professional experience in both information technology and community relations. While juggling his internship, Konradi competed in the inaugural European U20 Lacrosse Championships for the Latvian national team. An iconic institution in the city of Dallas, Konradi says that like most people around

HWS Trustee Michael Rawlins ’80, P’16, principal user experience (UX) design architect for the Walt Disney Company, will conduct a talk on UX and the brain on Thursday, June 4 from 12-1 p.m. via Zoom. A proven expert in UX design, ethnographic research, and usability testing, Rawlins will discuss the basics of how the human

Morgan Hamre ’20 has accepted a position with Nordstrom as a software engineer in Seattle, Washington office, where she will create technological applications to support the daily operations for the luxury department store chain. Hamre interviewed for the job at the Grace Hopper Celebration, which she attended in the fall of 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Elizabeth “Bizzy” Moore ’20 is a problem-solver. In the course of her internships over the past three years, she has facilitated a successful rocket launch at NASA, developed a sensor system to remotely collect water quality data, and trained a neural network to recognize the vocalizations of marmoset monkeys. As she balances the academic demands