Cornell University

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Advancing the world of work


One major, many career possibilities

Recent ILR graduate working in his career field One of the greatest strengths of a degree from ILR is that it prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including business, law, public policy, labor relations, non-profit work, government, and many other fields.

The ILR curriculum can also prepare students for a wide range of graduate schools. Every year, approximately 10-20 percent of graduates go directly to law school, while another 10 percent attend graduate programs in public affairs, business, economics, international relations, teaching, and other areas.

For more information on careers ILR graduates pursue, organizations that employ them, starting salaries, and the law and graduate schools students attend, please see our 2013 Postgraduate Report.