• Named for Hamilton’s 19th president, the Joan Hinde Stewart Career Development Program (JHS) supports and guides the career development of first-generation college students. This summer, a number of students involved in the program are exploring career interests at internships in a range of professional fields.

  • When the adapted 2020-21 academic calendar was released, I was both excited and wary about the two-month break between the fall and spring semesters. I worried that two months without classes or work — in addition to social distancing and COVID-19 lockdowns — was going to be a long period of enforced downtime. So when I read the Career Center email describing the new SnapShot virtual shadowing program, I knew that I had found the perfect solution.

  • This summer, Kenny Letts ’21 is stepping on stage, putting on his dancing shoes, warming up his voice, and teaching others to do the same. He's the lead intern and performance intern for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.

  • For Natalie Halpin ’21, legal studies and the arts are not mutually exclusive, and in her internship with The Wardrobe Union (Local 764), she demonstrates just that.

  • Using skills she learned in a Hamilton first-year career development program, Fabiola (Faby) Alvarez ’22 secured two summer internships: teaching children how to dance and helping Japanese students learn English.

  • More than 85 students got the chance to explore possible careers when they were matched with alumni and parents for a day of job shadowing during the recent winter break.

  • Karianna Torres ’21 is interning for C-Span’s Department of Education, a branch of the network that is used as a resource for teachers by devising lesson plans and video competitions to get students involved in government affairs.

  • Over winter break, five Hamilton students had the opportunity to shadow doctors at different stages of their three-year residency in St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program in Utica, NY.

  • Two years ago during her summer break, Christine Walsh ’20 interned for Benjamin Blake, mayor of her hometown, Milford, Conn. This past fall semester, after sustaining a concussion prior to the start of classes, she thought she would be stuck at home, recovering and then waiting for the next semester to begin. She had no idea that she would be returning to work with Blake, this time, with her own office. After all – the assistant mayor would need an office.

  • What does business have to do with the arts? Kate Spencer K’79 learned about this the hard way when she walked in on two professors competing in a critique of her art. “It didn’t even have anything to do with me,” she said. “It was just two professors debating, but I had to watch my pride deflate right in front of them. I learned that day that my ego was something that I had to manage if I really wanted to make a living as an artist.”


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