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Kyle Grimaldi '19 My Summer Internship

A native of Corning, N.Y., Kyle Grimaldi spent his summer interning at Corning Inc. in his hometown. The physics major was an advanced optics development intern for Corning Augmented Reality Solutions. A three-time selection to the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll, Grimaldi is a midfielder for Hobart's Division I lacrosse team.

Corning Advanced Optics serves a variety of commercial markets with cutting-edge, advanced optical solutions.
“Working as a summer intern has been a great experience for me professionally and educationally. It’s pushed me to further my education as a student in hopes of getting into a graduate/PhD track for optical engineering. I’ve learned a ton through hands on experience and knowledgeable colleagues.”

Hobart Lacrosse

Kyle has steadily expanded his role on the lacrosse team from appearing in just one game as a first-year to playing in every game last season. He scored his first career goal in the 137th meeting between Hobart and Cornell, starting a three-game scoring streak which included wins over Binghamton and Colgate. Kyle also scored against Wagner and No. 8 Syracuse (see video below).

Family Ties

Kyle isn't the first member of his family to attend Hobart. His father, Tom, was a three-time All-American attackman for the Statesmen, winning four consecutive NCAA Division III National Championships. As a senior, Tom won the Iroquois Nationals Award as the national player of the year.

Kyle's uncle, Larry Grimaldi, was a midfielder for Hobart. He was a member of the Statesmen's final Division II team in 1979 and won three straight Division III titles from 1980 to 1982. Larry was also a three-time All-American.

“Attending Hobart College has really set a great standard of excellence. Classes prepare me for real world deadlines and rigorous workloads. I owe a lot to the lacrosse program where I’ve learned the value of character, leadership, teamwork, and time management. The coaches have impacted my lifestyle that carries over in all areas. Everything Coach Raymond instills into our culture as a lacrosse program correlates to everyday life, especially the 'real world.'”

Hobart and William Smith recognize just how instrumental an internship can be in determining career direction. To ensure HWS students have access to these important professional learning opportunities, the Colleges have made a bold commitment. Hobart and William Smith guarantee that students of good academic and social standing who successfully complete the Pathways Program will be able to participate in at least one internship or research opportunity. In most cases, the experience will take place during the summer after the junior year. For unpaid internship and research opportunities, the Colleges will provide a stipend. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Guaranteed Internship Program.

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