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The HWS Update

Beginning in the fall of 2021, HWS will offer an Advanced Certificate in Management (CiM). Continuing to build on the undergraduate liberal arts experience, Hobart and William Smith will now offer an Advanced Certificate in Management (CiM). The program is designed to help students develop skills, knowledge and insight in strategic management principles. “Many students

Two recent graduates have accepted positions at Aon. Delia Lawver ’21 and Julian Boland ’21 have landed full-time positions at Aon, a global financial services firm. Starting later this summer, Lawver will serve as a business development specialist, conducting market research and forecasting. Boland has begun his post as a mergers and acquisitions specialist, working

How Hobart and William Smith Does Business: Beginning in the fall of 2021, HWS will offer a Master of Science in Management that will allow students to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as four years. This week, the New York State Office of Higher Education approved Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ new

Tyler Pierson ’21 accepts position at one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, Prudential Financial. Graduating with a major in economics and a minor in entrepreneurial studies, Tyler Pierson ’21 will begin working as a financial advisor for Prudential. Serving clients worldwide, the financial service firm provides life insurance, health insurance, retirement and other

Peggy Wagner ’21 Lands Post at Liberty Mutual Insurance Economics major and mathematics minor Peggy Wagner ’21 accepted a position with Liberty Mutual Insurance. As an associate in the analyst development program, Wagner will use quantitative evidence to help guide her work. She previously held an internship with the company. Wagner believes her participation in

Robert Leonhardt ’21 Lands Post at Fidelity Investments. Economics major and media and society minor Robert Leonhardt ’21 accepted a position as a financial representative in the retail sector for Fidelity Investments. In this role, Leonhardt will work in a client-facing capacity. Leonhardt says he found himself drawn to finance from the moment he came

Graduating magna cum laude in biology with a minor in economics, Amelia Smith ’21 has landed an internship with the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, where she hopes to affect environmental policy on Capitol Hill.

President Joyce P. Jacobsen discussed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new workforce report tonight (June 1) on the daily economics radio program from American Public Media. This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published “The America Works Report: Quantifying the Nation’s Workforce Crisis,” which cites employers’ “unprecedented challenges trying to find workers to fill jobs.”

Brian Hoffman ’21 accepts position on Leads Generation team at IHS Markit. Graduating cum laude in economics, Brian Hoffman ’21 will start a post-graduate position at IHS Markit as an associate sales specialist in their Graduate Program for Financial Services later this month. He will work with the company’s Leads Generation team in Manhattan. IHS

Per tradition, members of the graduating Classes of 2020 returned to Saga for a champagne toast and remarks from a member of the faculty.  On the eve of their commencement, the Classes of 2020 returned to the Saga Dining Hall to reminisce, toast and receive well wishes from President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Chaplain Nita Byrd,