Alumni Testimonials

Join our impressive roster of alumni leaders.

Cornell ILR graduates are recognized as the world’s top human resources executives. Alumni have risen to chief human resource officer positions in major companies including Amazon, Coca-Cola, IBM and many others. As a Cornell ILR student, you’ll receive the same caliber of education and access to industry connections that prepared these leaders for senior HR roles.

Our more than 11,000 ILR alumni contribute their talents, insights, and skill to the success of Fortune 500 companies and a wide variety of organizations. They work in diverse fields including HR, labor relations, management and finance, unions, law, government, and public service.

Below you’ll find comments from our alumni about their experiences with ILR - and about how our online Executive Master of Human Resources Management program will prepare you for career advancement.

Daniel J. Fisher MILR ’78

Executive Vice President, HR and Organization Leadership, Welch Allyn

"Cornell ILR is the best – a global leader in HR. If you’re trying to accelerate your career and add greater value to your company or organization in a senior role, I can’t think of a better way to do it than through this executive master’s program. You’ll increase your mastery of HR management in an applied way, and gain insight on how to build credibility for the HR function with those at the top."

Eva Sage-Gavin ’80

Former Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Gap, Inc. Currently Vice Chairman, Skills for America’s Future, Aspen Institute

"The human resources profession is at a critical point of evolution to meet the global demands and increased competitiveness required of organizations today. CEOs, CFOs and boards of directors expect more of HR, and they’re challenging us to contribute more to organizational success. This new program will prepare you to meet these challenges and provide unmatched insights and skills."