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: Fall 2024

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The 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.

October 24-26 – D.C.

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

NYC Industry Site Visit Locations

March 21-23, 2024


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Industry Sector: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

What They Do: collect, study, conserve, and present significant works of art across time and cultures in order to connect all people to creativity, knowledge, ideas, and one another.

Host: Adrienne Spinozzi ’01

Hartwick Major: Art History and English
Affinities: Women’s Lacrosse
Current Role: Research Associate at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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“I am excited to introduce students to the range of jobs and professional opportunities available at a place like the Met. There are so many kinds of skills and expertise required to make a museum successful, and I look forward to sharing more about what it is like to work at the museum, from interacting with a diverse public, to researching and stewarding collections, and making our exhibitions and installations accessible—both in the physical museum and beyond.”


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Hartwick College students at the NBA in NYC

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Industry Sector: Sports and Entertainment

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

Host: Adam Mitchinson, PhD ‘07
Hartwick Major: Psychology and Management
Affinities: Men’s Soccer
Current Role: SVP, Head of Talent at National Basketball Association (NBA)
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Boston Industry Site Visit Locations

April 4-6, 2024

Lincoln Lab, MIT

Lincoln Laboratory: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Industry Sector: Advanced Technology
What They Do: federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that develops advanced technology to address national security needs.

Amanda Wait ’99
Hartwick Major: Art
Affinities: Women’s Indoor Track
Current Role: Senior Graphic Artist at The MIT Lincoln Lab
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Joseph P. Campbell, PhD, LFIEEE
Laboratory Fellow, Artificial Intelligence Technology and Systems, Cyber Security and Information Sciences at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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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 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