Career Treks and Networking
HWS Career Network
Networking is developing relationships with professionals for the purpose of career exploration and access to internship, research and job openings. HWS offers multiple avenues to help you create your professional network. Whether in person or by phone, making connections offers a crucial steppingstone for students to begin their careers. Students who participate in these programs land internships and full-time positions.
Registering with the HWS Career Network should be your first action, providing you access to thousands of alums, families and community members who are interested in assisting you on your journey.
Career Treks are offered during winter and spring breaks allowing you to network and learn more about particular industries. All programs are coordinated in conjunction with alum and parent participation as site hosts and speakers. Annual programs include:
- Wall Street Experience and Boston Finance Day allow students to meet with alums, parents and friends of the Colleges as they tour the nation’s leading financial institutions. From January 9-11, 2023, students will visit New York City, where they will meet with alums at Barclays, Macquarie Group, HSBC, Rithm Capital, Nomura, Bloomberg, BlackRock, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, S&P Global, Goldman Sachs and Citi Group.
- The Day on the Hill program takes students inside governmental organizations, non-profits, NGOs and other Washington, D.C. institutions for three days of experiential insight into politics, policy and more. The 2023 Day on the Hill will take place Jan. 18-20. Students will hear from alums working in D.C. on topics such as Environmental/Stustainabilty Policy and Life on the Hill, as well as visit the U.S. Secret Service Headquarters and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
- The annual Behind the Scenes career experience rotates between Los Angeles and New York City, offering a unique chance to connect with producers, writers, actors and industry professionals. In the winter of 2023, students will visit New York City from Jan. 9-11. While there, they will visit Hollywood Report, CNN, Cutter Entertainment, Horizon Media, ABC, Merkley + Partners, Spark Foundry and Wasserman.
Contact your Career Counselor for application deadlines for Career Treks.
Job Shadow & Informational Interview Program
The Job Shadow and Informational Interview program runs formally over winter break where staff assist in pairing you with potential employers for a one-day visit or a phone conversation. This opportunity allows you to get a firsthand look at what a typical day in a career is like. Students can apply for these opportunities via Handshake. In addition to during break, this opportunity is available anytime throughout the year.