Cornell University

Office of Career Services

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2013-2014 FEX Sponsors

The 2014-2015 FEX opportunities will be listed in mid-October. The opportunities listed below were completed by ILR students last year. We are sharing them as a reference for those who plan to participate in FEX to give an idea of the types of opportunities and locations we've offered in the past. If you would like to learn more about the FEX program or our sponsors, please contact ilrfex@cornell.edu with any questions. Please do NOT contact sponsors directly. 

 

Metro New York Area

Career Field: Airline Strategy 
Location: New York, NY  
Activities Observed: Students will be able to observe and provide insight into competitive and financial analysis, and the strategic decision making process. In addition students will have the opportunity to interface with senior leaders including the SVP New York. 

 




Career Field: Financial Services Regulation 
Location: New York, NY 
Activities Observed: I hope to create a day where an extern can meet people who work across FINRA departments, including in regulation of broker/dealers, arbitration/mediation of financial industry disputes and in FINRA's HR department. 




Career Field: Law 
Location: New York, NY 
Activities Observed: Half-hour discussion per student regarding law careers.  


Career Field: Labor relations (corporate) 
Location: Brooklyn, NY 
Activities Observed: Observe work in Human Resources on a variety of projects related to Labor Relations, Policy, Employment, and HRIS systems that support our 2300+ employees. Negotiation of Union Contracts, Grievance and Arbitration Preparation, Grievance Coordination, Employee Discipline Follow-Up; Manager Training Coordination.  



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: New York, NY 
Activities Observed: The particular experience will vary based on the student intern's relevant background, aptitude, personal motivation, length of stay, department assignment, and the work being done in OLA at the time. Typical assignments can include: - assisting with case review and preparation - observing inquests, trials, and negotiations before administrative bodies - observing trials, hearings, and motions before various courts - drafting documents (e.g. memoranda of law, contracts, deposition digests, etc.) - observing witness, client, and other interviews - conducting research on a wide range of issues 



Career Field: HR Consulting 
Location: New York, NY 
Activities Observed: Executive Compensation Consulting 


Career Field: Law 
Location: New York, NY 
Activities Observed: The Labor Department's annual lunch and guest speaker. Other possible shadowing opportunities may include: depositions, court hearings, bargaining sessions, client meetings, and/or attorney training sessions. 



Career Field: Third-party / Arbitration 
Location: Brooklyn, NY 
Activities Observed: Students may observe labor-management arbitration hearings. 


Career Field: Entertainment / Sports management 
Location: New York, NY 
Activities Observed:  Observe a variety of aspects of running running a small business.  


Career Field: Law 
Location: Bronx, NY 
Activities Observed: Viewing Criminal Court and/or Civil Court proceedings, including trials. Observing interview sessions with clients (criminal and civil). Tour of the Civil and Criminal courthouses. 


Greater New York State

Career Field: Industrial distribution 
Location: Maspeth, NY 
Activities Observed: What the President does during a typical day 



Career Field: Third-party / Arbitration 
Location: Melville, NY 
Activities Observed: This is a 1 day shadowing opportunity. Students will shadow the arbitrator and attend a hearing. Students will see a labor arbitration from start to finish. 



Career Field: Law 
Location: Goshen, NY 
Activities Observed: Observe court proceedings. 


Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Ithaca, NY 
Activities Observed: General operations orientation and opportunity to ask an alum with varied career experiences questions. 


 

Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Ithaca, NY 
Activities Observed: It would depend on the days of the job shadow, but could include: writing/editing position descriptions, newsletter articles, reviewing letters for changes to employee records, data entry, interviewing, affirmative action reporting 



Career Field: Law 
Location: White Plains, NY 
Activities Observed: Court Conferences and depositions 



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Buffalo, NY 
Activities Observed: Human Resources generalist activities in a high volume manufacturing facility 



Career Field: Law 
Location: Albany, NY 
Activities Observed: Day to day working of a government law office, legal research and writing, meetings with other attorneys, clients, and staff. Possibly negotiations or court appearances. 



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Ithaca, NY 
Activities Observed: Everyday is different in HR, so observation would be dependent on day(s) chosen 




Career Field: Law 
Location: Buffalo, NY 
Activities Observed: Observe litigation-related activities for the labor and employment law case pending at the time. 




Career Field: Education 
Location: Latham, NY 
Activities Observed: United States History and Government classes, parent conferences, student government, behind-the-scenes education work. 




Northeastern States – Excluding New York

Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Philadelphia, PA 
Activities Observed: Global Productivity for Labor 


 

Career Field: Human resources 
Location: King of Prussia, PA 
Activities Observed: Employee Relations, labor relations, diversity analysis and reporting, preparation and delivery of leadership training programs, strategic planning with market leadership team. If there is an interest, the participant could spend time with an onsite staffing manager to observe that process as well. 



Career Field: Government 
Location: Boston, MA 
Activities Observed: Participant will spend the day in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He/She will follow me and observe how economic research in the consumer payments market is conducted. The participant will see how surveys are designed, how data is collected and analyzed, and how Economists produce research papers. There is the potential to sit in on economic seminars and speak with Economists, Statisticians and Research Assistants. Student should have an interest in economics and statistics. 


 

Career Field: Labor / Social justice 
Location: Roseland, NJ 
Activities Observed: Labor Arbitration or Labor Negotiation or Court Appearance or Deposition 



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Linden, NJ 
Activities Observed: TBD 




Career Field: Law 
Location: Boston, MA 
Activities Observed: I can offer to have coffee/lunch with a student interested in pursuing a career in law and/or the labor and employment field generally. 


 

Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Piscataway, NJ 
Activities Observed: meeting observation, 1:1s with HR team members 


 

Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Montvale, NJ 
Activities Observed: Spend the day with the Executive Director of Human Resources; observe HR programs and initiatives 



Career Field: Entertainment / Sports management 
Location: Lyndhurst, NJ 
Activities Observed: FEX participants will:. - Shadow editors and production assistants as they edit and produce segments for live television programming. - Meet members of other departments including Media Relations, Marketing, and Operations. 




Career Field: HR Consulting 
Location: Philadelphia, PA 
Activities Observed: client relationship; presentation development; strategy discussions 



Career Field: Nonprofit

Location: Philadelphia, PA 
Activities Observed: Shadowing the Director of Development and Communications to understand the daily workings of that function at a history museum. Overview museum communications, marketing, special events management, and membership. Learn about working in the cultural environment in Philadelphia. 



Career Field: Nonprofit 
Location: Boston, MA 
Activities Observed: The FEX student will work with and observe HR staff for 1-2 days (they are flexible, based on the student's interest/availability). 



Career Field: Merchandising 
Location: Framingham, MA 
Activities Observed: We will place students with either Buyers or Executive Level Managers in our Merchandising department at our Corporate Office. 




Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Hartford, CT 
Activities Observed: Breakfast or lunch with Senior leadership, Talent Acquisition/Recruiting, Employment Relations, Compensation 




Career Field: Environmental Agency 
Location: Boston, MA 
Activities Observed: The extern could meet with attorneys and program managers in the office to learn about our responsibilities and ongoing projects. 


 

Career Field: Government 
Location: Philadelphia, PA 
Activities Observed: Depending on what is scheduled, the participants may observe Board Agents taking affidavits from witnesses, case agendas, or hearings. They will also meet with different Board agents, who will share their career experiences. 


Mid-Atlantic & East Coast

Career Field: Philanthropy and Impact Investing 
Location: Washington, DC 
Activities Observed: This is an opportunity to meet for coffee/lunch to learn about the organization and ask any questions. 



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Miami, FL 
Activities Observed: All HR Generalist Duties in a hospitality setting. WC (worker's comp), Benefits, Employment, Employee Relations  



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Alexandria, VA 
Activities Observed: Joint Labor-Management Partnership Council meeting lasting from 8:30am-3:00pm on January 15, 2014. 



Career Field: Human resources 
Location: Washington, DC 
Activities Observed: The winter timeframe is generally the busiest time in compensation. This year, we have an exceptional amount going on through the Fall and Winter, so planning a formal on-site FEX/WISP will not be an option. However, I am happy to informally meet with a student (or multiple students) to discuss HR/Compensation as a career option and also the ILR experience. I've worked in compensation for Texas Instruments, Marriott International, and The Washington Post Company. As an ILR student, I participated in WISP, the Credit Internship Program, and on-campus recruitment, completing HR Generalist, Staffing, and Compensation/University Relations internships with BorgWarner Morse TEC, ILR's HR Office, Bear Stearns & Co. and Texas Instruments. I was also active in MILRSO and an ILR Ambassador. 




Career Field: Law 
Location: Miami, FL 
Activities Observed: The FEX student will observe court proceedings and meet federal prosecutors (and possibly judges and members of the defense bar). 


Mid-West

Career Field: Labor / Social justice 
Location: Chicago, IL 
Activities Observed: Students will observe/have exposure to communications strategy, corporate research, and/or database / CRM management, and possibly to contract bargaining sessions, rallies, or field organizing. 




Career Field: Law 
Location: Chicago, IL 
Activities Observed: The students will meet with the sponsor at the Chicago office. The visit will focus on the practice of law and operation of law firms, and include more basic discussions about the students' career goals. The students will observe any legal matters that are taking place; at minimum, they will meet with the sponsor at the firm, tour the office, and have lunch nearby.  




Career Field: Law 
Location: Chicago, IL 
Activities Observed: Shadowing opportunity. 





California & Arizona

Career Field: Nonprofit 
Location: Berkeley, CA 



Career Field: Law 
Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Activities Observed: Prosecuting special civil forfeiture cases and observing court proceedings in both criminal and civil superior courts of LA County 




Career Field: Law 
Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Activities Observed: I can meet with one or more students for coffee or lunch to discuss careers in law. I may have depositions scheduled in December/January, and if I do, students can attend. 


Career Field: Law 
Location: Los Angeles, CA 
Activities Observed: It depends on what types of cases will be in courtroom that specific day. 




Career Field: Human resources 
Location: San Diego, CA 
Activities Observed: Flexible, Jan 6-17  




Career Field: Third-party / Arbitration 
Location: Phoenix, AZ 
Activities Observed: mediation and arbitration