How this senior classics major is preparing for the next step

Colin Hawkinson

Colin Hawkinson (pictured here) is entering his senior year at Case Western Reserve University with two internships on his resume and the lives of Clevelanders enriched thanks to his efforts.

A major in classics with a minor in bioethics, Colin spent this summer interning with College Now Greater Cleveland, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Clevelanders succeed in higher education, where he taught digital literacy classes to those in the community. 

“I loved being able to connect with parents and caretakers throughout Cleveland, not only to aid them in using technology, but also to listen to their stories and struggles.”

Colin previously held an internship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he worked with the ethics and compliance as well as the marketing and communications teams. 

Colin says his studies in the humanities have provided him with the knowledge and skills to succeed in these roles. 

“Studying the history, languages, philosophies, etc. of the ancient world has provided me with numerous skills that will prepare me for myriad career paths. And, most importantly, I find it all extremely fascinating!”

Now heading into his senior year, Hawkinson—also a member of the a cappella group Case in Point and president of the club volleyball team at CWRU—is eyeing a career in law or the nonprofit sector.

...and, thanks to his experiences at CWRU, he’s well on his way.