Hartwick College students and alumni during Career HOP program

Hawk Career HOP

Networking starts early at Hartwick

A Hawk Career HOP is an opportunity for students to see and hear first hand what it’s like to work in a particular industry, company or field. Meet Hartwick alumni, learn about career options, experience life on the job, and gain the insight and network connections to get you there.

Hawk Career HOP: Spring 2024

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The Sophomore Career HOP is designed for every student, no matter your major or career interest.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore exciting career possibilities and meet Hartwick graduates.

Dates and locations subject to change.

March 23-25 – New York City

April 4-6 – Boston

Your Experience Includes

FREE immersive group travel experience
MEET with alumni career mentors
EXPLORE your interests in urban industries and professions
BUILD your professional network with peers and alumni
TOUR of each city

Let's Go!

What we’ll do:

  • Give you an immersive experience you won’t forget
  • Introduce you to alumni professionals in a safe, comfortable learning space
  • Take care of lodging, transportation, and meals
  • Guide your experiences on site and in the city
  • Work with your interests and needs

What we expect of you:

  • Register and sign the agreement
  • Complete the required learning pathway
  • Attend required Career HOP Orientation
  • Choose professional attire (we can help)
  • Engage fully in the experience
  • Do a reflection exercise on the trip

What others say about Hawk Career HOP

“Life after college will not exactly be linear, but I should take an opportunity when it is presented. I learned a lot about Hartwick alumni and the value of TrueBlue Connect.”

Serinah Palafox '23

“Everyone I met was successful and took their own path in life. My favorite part was talking with Jennifer Lunsford ’04, NYS Assembly member; she was really inspirational.”

Julie Mazariego '23

"My takeaway is that the students today were as nice as the ones I spent my college days with and were remarkably similar in excitement. I think the magic behind the Hawk Career HOP trip is that they are out of their normal surroundings and exploring the outside world. The interactions between students were awesome."

Robert G. Carpenter '88

President & CEO of Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Hawk Career HOP Host and Donor

“I learned how to market myself.”

Michael Chefalo '23

“I’m definitely going to use the interviewing tips and I’m going to be less difficult on myself. I learned it is OK not to know everything right now.”

Naazea Cooper '23

“I learned how to network more efficiently and create valuable relationships with alumni.”

Hanna Espeli-Allen '25

Take a look behind the scenes at the D.C. Hawk Career Hop!

Past NYC Industry Site Visit Locations

Abbviee staff discussing pharma report


Industry Sector: Pharma/Bio Research

What They Do: invest ~$50 billion in research to discover, develop and deliver new medicines. They target diseases with significant unmet need where they can improve the standard of care with innovative new therapies.

Host: Mary Pat Lindsley ’86, Trustee

Creative Artists Agency: 405 Lexington Avenue (Chrysler Building), New York, NY

Creative Artists Agency

Industry Sector: Entertainment Agency

What They Do: Across film, television, music, sports, digital media, marketing, and beyond, they represent thousands of the world’s leading actors, directors, writers, producers, musical artists, comedians, authors, athletes, coaches, broadcasters, teams, leagues, chefs, designers, fashion talent, consumer brands, and more.

Host: Paul Danforth ’93
Hartwick Major: Management
Current Role: President of Sports at Creative Artists Agency

NBA: 645 5th Avenue (Olympic Tower), New York, NY


Industry Sector: Sports and Entertainment

What They Do: Inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.

Host: Adam Mitchinson ’07
Hartwick Major: Psychology and Management
Affinities: Men’s Soccer
Current Role: Vice President, Head of Talent Management at National Basketball Association (NBA)

Mastercard Tech Hub: 150 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Mastercard Tech Hub

Industry Sector: Fintech (Financial Technology)

What They Do: co-innovate with clients to deliver high-impact, customer-centric experiences, creating breakthrough products, platforms and services.

Host: Susan Warner ’84
Hartwick Major: English
Current Role: Global Head of Talent and Community Engagement and Founder of Girls4Tech™ at Mastercard; Board of Trustees, Hartwick College

Past Washington D.C. Hawk Career HOP

Hartwick students networking event during Washington D.C. Hawk Career HOP

Students enjoyed meeting their alumni mentors, gained valuable professional networking experience, and toured Washington, D.C.

Hartwick students in Washington D.C. during Hawk Career HOP
Hartwick students during Hawk Career HOP in Washington D.C.
Hartwick Hawk Career HOP participants at Washington Mall