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Business includes fields such as real estate, marketing, human resources, sales and entrepreneurship. Hamiltonians in this industry work at places such as Cushman & Wakefield, Wayfair, Salesforce and more.

Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.

September Highlights

Tips for Getting an Internship

  • Attend discovery team workshops.  As a Hamilton student, you can attend a series of workshops related to applications and internships. Communicate 101, 201, and 301, as well as Connect 101 are great starting points.
  • Connect.  As a Hamilton student, you already have automatic access to the Hamilton alumni directory, My Hamilton Connect. To boost your networking skills even further, attend the Explore 201 workshop with the discovery team. From there, reach out to Hamilton alumni in fields you’re interested in. Alumni are often happy to connect and have a conversation with students. You’ll gain a great connection and learn more about what life after Hamilton looks like. This is a great step towards developing relationships and learning more about jobs.
  • Apply.  Once you feel ready, apply to a bunch of internships. It’s good to spread a wide net because many internships are competitive and you want to have options. Make sure to take the time to review your resume and make it applicable to the internship.
  • Prepare.  If you have upcoming interviews make sure to prepare thoroughly. Write out potential questions and research the company to know what your role might be. Know how to market yourself!

Summer Internship Opportunities

Summer may seem far off, but it is never too early to start thinking about internship opportunities. The earlier you research and secure a position, the better you will feel going into the spring semester. Luckily for you, Handshake allows its users to find opportunities tailored by industry, preferred major, graduation year, and even specific employer! Below are a few internships on Handshake that are specific to business:


When do you feel most alive?Lauren Sokol "12

 Lauren Sokol graduated from Hamilton College in 2012 with a concentration in English with a minor in art history. On-campus, she was a member of the women’s lacrosse teams and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Prior to becoming a senior brand manager at The Ironman Group, Lauren first received MBA from the University of Oregon and then worked in marketing at various sports and health and wellness brands.

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2020 career outcomes charts
Outcomes by industry

Class of 2019 Outcomes Report

Each year, the Career Center surveys recent graduates to track their progress during their first year after Hamilton. The resulting report includes data about career fields and employers, where graduates are pursuing advanced degrees and postgraduate fellowships, as well as outcome information for each concentration.

Contact Information

Career Center

Third floor of Bristol Center
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323 
315-859-4346 ccadmin@hamilton.edu
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