Public Health major, Ithaca, New York
“When I first came here, I wanted to be a nurse. People were friendly when I visited here and the diversity of the community made me feel very connected.
I have always wanted to give something positive back to the community. When I was young, I left Myanmar and lived for awhile in a refugee camp in Thailand. I was very thankful for the people who helped me, and it gave me a passion for helping other people.”
Anthropology major. Corvallis, Oregon
“Ultimately, it was Connie Anderson’s Medical Anthropology class that turned my curiosity toward public health. It was a whole world of health, population growth, and anthropology that I was unaware of! This class also led me to chose a focus area of vulnerable populations when I was completing my graduate coursework.”
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.