Public Health and Spanish majors, Bullville, New York
“Through the Emerson scholarship I was blessed with the opportunity of going to Tena, Ecuador and living with a host family for five weeks. This experience opened my eyes to a new world and sharpened my Spanish-speaking skills. It also gave me an immersive public health opportunity which I ultimately link to me receiving the John Christopher Hartwick Scholarship.”
Biology Major/Political Science Minor. Oneonta, New York
“I think the most influential experiences at Hartwick that helped drive my professional career were my three trips abroad (Kenya, Nepal and Peru), where I learned about the public health system of each of these countries on varying levels. Together, these programs helped shape my interest in working for the public health sector instead of medicine.”
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.