Major: Public Health
Hometown: Ballston Spa, New York
“I became interested in public health because of my love of healthcare and helping others. Being able to have a positive impact on a person’s health and wellness is an amazing feeling. Through Hartwick, I found an internship at the Albany Damien Center. The Center offers resources to improve health and overall quality of life for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. I am so happy to have had the experience. I learned so much about how to be a team member, possibilities of the future, and skills beneficial to my public health program.”
Major: Biology; Pre-Physical Therapy Track; Public Health minor
Women’s Basketball Assistant Manager, Blue Key Ambassador, Black Student Alliance, Writing Center Tutor, Campbell Fitness Center Trainer
Hometown: Nassau, The Bahamas
“My college counselor in high school recommended that I apply to Hartwick because of the scholarships this school offers. She knew that money was a huge deciding factor of whether I’d be able to get a college education. The next day, I watched a few YouTube videos on the school and searched for a possible program of interest and decided to apply. I would describe Hartwick as a second home. A place where learning can truly flourish regardless of your passion. I would describe Hartwick as a close-knit community filled with educational opportunities and lots to do on campus. Coming to college, I didn’t really know what to expect because I’ve never been outside of my country for reasons other than vacation. I had no clue how the educational systems worked or if the people would be as friendly and genuine as the people back home. So, the major thing that surprised me was how welcoming everyone was and how invested my professors are in my education. My favorite things about Hartwick are my professors and the entire women’s basketball team who have really become my family.”
Many Hartwick public health majors pursue further professional education through Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. There are some graduate programs that are especially interested in Hartwick graduates.
Hartwick graduates are heavily recruited by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs MPA Program. Our graduates consistently standout and are actively engaged in all the Cornell MPA program has to offer. They are successful and have forged exciting careers in the public and private sectors. An MPA is one possible route to a career in Healthcare Administration or Health Services Administration.
Hartwick graduates are heavily recruited by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs MPA Program. Our graduates consistently standout and are actively engaged in all the Cornell MPA program has to offer. They are successful and have forged exciting careers in the public and private sectors.
The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs program requires: strong writing and communications skills, solid data analytical skills, and the desire to engage in the world to make it better. These form the foundation of a Hartwick College degree.