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.

Virtual Hawk Career HOP - Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Want to work at at a Fortune 100 company? Don’t miss this virtual event.

Find out what it’s like on the inside and how to get there. They’ve got internships!

Open to all students!

Tuesday, October 25, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Hosted by David Long ’83, H’14; Hartwick Board Chair and Chairman / CEO, Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Featuring conversations with young professionals, including Hartwick alumni!

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Virtual Hawk Career HOP Panelists

David H. Long ’83, H’14, Chairman

chairman and chief executive officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a Fortune 100 company

Alyssa Mason ’16

Underwriting Assistant II, Liberty Mutual

Libby Liu

Financial Management Associate II, Liberty Mutual

Evans Kussi

Technology Associate, Liberty Mutual


The Career HOP Experience

Check back for future Hawk Career HOP programs.

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

“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

“HOP is a tremendous example and reminder of the strength of the Hartwick network and the power of in-person conversations.”

Peter Bennett

Director of Career Development

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.

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