Networking & Job Shadowing

At Hartwick we offer our students a number of pre-internship experiences and advanced networking opportunities.

Hartwick students can network with alumni and other professionals, test the waters through job shadowing, go on employer site tours, and complete short-term internships, both as part of their academic and co-curricular experience.

The Link Experiences: Whether you are a first-year student, sophomore, junior, or senior, we know how important it is for you to connect with professionals. Our job shadowing and networking programs have been connecting Hartwick students with successful alumni and parents in career fields that match their interests for 25 years. You pick the career, Hartwick alumni and parents show you what it’s like. 

Past Link job shadow placements include:

  • Bronx County Supreme Court
  • Cambridge Police Department, The
  • Capital One
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Citi Global
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Elizabeth Gillett, Ltd.
  • Environmental Protection Agency, The
  • Greenough Communications
  • Katherine Tegen Books
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Museum of Modern Art, The
  • Needham Public Schools
  • Pegasystems
  • Reebok International
  • Rothstein Kass
  • Deloitte Boston
  • Anchin Block & Anchin, LLP
  • St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital
  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
  • Westchester County Department of Health

Regional partners regularly host students for job shadow experiences. Our advisors can help match you with a partner that aligns with your interests.

Regional Partners include:

  • A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital
  • AXA Advisors, LLC
  • Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care
  • City of Oneonta
  • Community Arts Network of Oneonta
  • The Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers’ Museum
  • FOR-DO
  • Hanford Mills Museum
  • LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions
  • Mind Matters
  • New York Central Mutual Insurance
  • Oneonta Police Department
  • Opportunities for Otsego
  • Springbrook

Faculty partner with Career Development to place students in internships as part of a class.  These experiences give students exposure to a career path and a professional setting in which to begin exploring and testing skills.

Courses that include an internship component are:

Psychology Senior Capstone: Students spend several hours per week on site at their internship placement and several hours in a regularly scheduled class for discussions relating theory to practice. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to demonstrate integrative learning in both written and oral reports describing how the Capstone experience has contributed to personal growth, recognition of differences and diversity among people, interpersonal relationships, ethics, job skills, and perhaps most important, discussing the underlying principles and theories of psychology that form the basis for the experience.

Politics in Action: In this experiential learning based class, students will deepen their understanding of governmental and non-governmental actors, political processes, and policy making and implementation by working in a political or policy oriented setting in the Oneonta area several days a week while also completing traditional academic readings, reflective papers, and engaging in structured class discussions and presentations geared to help them analyze, synthesize and reflect critically on their internship based experiences.