On-Campus Recruiting

All currently enrolled Cornell undergraduate and graduate students on the Ithaca Campus are eligible to participate in on-campus recruiting. Employers interviewing through ILR Career Services in Ives Hall seek candidates who have training in ILR-specific fields—such as Human Resources Management, Labor Relations or Human Resources Consulting—for full-time jobs and summer internships.

Financial service institutions, retailers, non-profit organizations, and other employers who are seeking graduates across a wider range of majors and degrees generally schedule their on-campus visits through Cornell Career Services (CCS). These interviews take place in Barnes Hall or at the Statler Hotel. You can gain access to all of these jobs by registering for our on-line system, Handshake and look for posting with interview schedules and use the On-Campus Recruiting link. The Cornell Career Services On-Campus Recruiting Tutorial provides complete information on using the on-campus recruiting component of Handshake. This tutorial was designed to give you a thorough introduction to on-campus recruiting and to inform you of our expectations for your conduct while recruiting. Completion of the tutorial is required for you to be eligible to participate in on-campus recruiting.

By registering with Handshake you agree to abide by CCS's On-Campus Recruiting Policy.

Preparing for On-Campus Interviewing

Once you have access to Handshake, you’ll need to complete a brief career interest profile. If you would like help in completing this, we have a tutorial specifically for the profile as well. This should help you learn how to enter your information to get the most out of our system.

All students who plan to participate in ILR on-campus recruiting should additionally,

  • obtain a copy of the Career Guide
  • prepare a résumé and cover letter and have them reviewed by ILR OCS
  • schedule a practice interview (mandatory for participating in on-campus recruiting)
  • attend the ILR Career Fair in the fall semester
  • attend employer presentations throughout the recruiting season

Cancelling Interviews and "No-Shows"

Cornell Career Services and the ILR Office of Career Services expect that students will attend every interview they schedule. If you cannot attend, or if you elect to cancel an interview, you must notify our office by phone (607-255-7816), e-mail (ilrrecruiting@cornell.edu), or in person (201 Ives Hall) no later than 9:00 a.m. on the business day prior to your interview. Failure to honor an interview appointment that you have scheduled, without this notice of cancellation, is called a "no-show" and is considered to be a serious breach of courtesy and ethics. The Cornell Career Services Recruiting Policy is available online and is posted in our office.

First no-show: requires a written explanation to the recruiter within three (3) business days and a meeting with a member of the OCS staff before the student may continue using on-campus recruiting.
Students must bring two copies of the apology letter and a stamped, addressed envelope. OCS staff will mail the letter to the recruiter and keep the second copy on file.
Second no-show: requires the letter of apology, and will result in forfeiture of future interviews scheduled through Handshake for a determined length of time.

Integrity in the Job Search

All personal information that you present during the job search (in your résumé and cover letters, in your Handshake Profile, during interviews, etc.) must be completely accurate. Falsifying information is considered unethical behavior and will lead to the removal of your on-campus recruiting privileges. If discovered after you have received a job offer, that offer will most likely be retracted.