Economics Special Opportunities


Hartwick economics students have completed a range of rewarding internships, from conducting a community risk assessment in partnership with Oneonta Fire Department, to working on the trading floor of a Wall Street bank.

Whatever your interest in economics outside the classroom, we can work with you to try to make it happen.

J Term Off-Campus

In 2013 and 2016, Prof. Seeley worked with a faculty member from Political Science to take students to post-communist countries of central and eastern Europe to study the effects of decades of communism and the efforts to move beyond that legacy. They expect to offer the course again in January 2018.

In 2015 Prof. Seeley went to Cuba with Patricia Dopazo, Hartwick’s Director of Planned Giving and herself a native of Cuba. 16 Hatwick students traveled throughout central and western Cuba, visiting with locals and learning about the changes under Raúl Castro. We plan to go again in January 2017.

In 2013 and 2015 Prof. Malone traveled with a faculty member from Political Science to Arizona to explore the opposition of uneven socio-cultural, political, and economic development and sustainability in a variety of national and state park settings. Students spent considerable time outdoors in the Grand Canyon, meeting with community leaders and policy makers, and discovering the challenges of developing policies for the appropriate use of water and natural resources.

Prof. Ficano has twice co-taught a January Term on-campus course with biology Prof. Mary Allen looking at the microbiology and economics of small-scale cheese production. The course has students visit cheese producers in our area and culminates in a student-run campus wide cheese tasting and research poster session. They are working on a version of the course that will visit Lisbon, Portugal in January 2018.

Economics Alumni Network

Numerous alumni of our department are willing and eager to help our majors find their way in the post-college landscape. For more, contact Prof. Malone,