• “Don’t be afraid what your first job is, because it won’t be your career or your last job,” said one alumnus, pointing out his transition from a business analyst to an architect. The sentiment was reiterated throughout the NYC Immersion Trip, as students saw how Hamilton’s liberal arts education and network prepared them for diverse career choices after college.

  • During a career information session on Oct. 23, Utica City Court Judge Ralph Eannace discussed a recent trend in judicial practice used to combat specific areas of crime in New York State — problem-solving courts.

  • Back in the science classrooms that they had frequented not that long ago, four alumnae returned to campus for a “What I Did with My Major in Neuroscience and Psychology” panel. Hosted by the Career Center in collaboration with the Psychology Department on April 9, the event attracted 40 interested students and was followed by a networking reception.

  • In a night filled with laughs, open discussion, storytelling, and secrets behind the reality of the advertising industry, four alumni returned to the Hill to share their experiences over dinner for a “Foundations in Advertising” panel hosted by the Career Center.

  • In her talk “Policy, Translation, Estimation, and Inference: When Big Data Isn’t Enough,” Shauna Sweet ’03 returned to campus to discuss her career experience in applied analytics.

  • More than 45 students were matched with alumni and parents for a day of job shadowing during their winter break. The Career Center provides participants with an excellent opportunity to learn about a career area as well as make professional connections with alumni and parents.

  • Kaia Miller ’18, Risper Kirui ’19, Caroline Chivily ’19, Micaela Tobin ’20, and Tatenda Chakoma ’18, had a close-up view of the daily routines of a medical resident.

  • Over winter break, student leaders from the Career Center led a career immersion trip of 17 first-year students, sophomores, and juniors to New York City. The students were divided into three industry tracks: law, art, and publishing. Each track visited two sites where Hamilton alumni hosted them, and the group had lunch with younger alumni who work in the city.

  • When Andy Berman ’06 and Kevin St. John ’06 first created Facebook accounts during their junior year at Hamilton College, they had no clue that they would be working for the social media company only a decade later. In fact, after graduating from Hamilton, Berman said that he had “no idea” what to do professionally. St. John, who eventually went to business school and developed an interest in startups, did not have a concrete job himself until he started working for Facebook in 2015.

  • Reunion celebrant Sarah Hiner wrote about some of the more meaningful, quite extraordinary, yet non-traditional accomplishments of her fellow alumni.


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