Hawk Career HOP

Networking starts early at Hartwick

The Hawk Career HOP is an opportunity for sophomore students to travel with classmates to see industry in action and meet alumni and representatives from businesses. This trip will inspire and empower you to learn about career options after college and make meaningful connections for your future.

Spring 2022

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Each event is designed for every student, no matter your major or career interest. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore your professional future. You never know what you’ll experience or who you’ll meet along the way…

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

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

Washington D.C. Hawk Career HOP

March 24-26, 2022

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.

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


"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

Let's Go!

Robert G. Carpenter '88 during Hawk Career HOP in Washington DC
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 city
  • Work with your interests and needs
What we expect of you 
  • Choose your HOP opportunity
  • Register and sign the agreement
  • Complete required Success Summit
  • Attend required Career HOP Orientation
  • Get your professor/coach’s permission if you need to miss class or practice
  • Choose professional attire (we can help)
  • Engage fully in the experience and programming on site
  • Do a reflection exercise on the trip