Cornell University

Office of Career Services

201 Ives Hall, 607-255-7816

Frequently Asked Questions - Alumni

Now that I have graduated, what services/resources can Career Services provide to me?

The OCS Director and advising staff are available to provide job-search advice via phone consultations when available. Using our database of alumni organized by employer, job title, and location, we can also often provide names of other alumni for you to approach for career-related information and networking. You may also be interested in identifying contacts with employers who have been to campus for on-campus recruiting. We make this information available online through our searchable Employer Business Cards database.

How can I post a job to current students?  To alumni?

Current Students: Through CCNet, it is easy for employers to reach internship and entry-level candidates through on-campus interviews, online job postings, recruiting events such as career fairs, and resume books and referrals.

Alumni: The Alumni Bulletin is circulated weekly electronically, and is accessible from a members-only web site. Postings are free of charge to organizations that are filling positions directly. Search firms are charged a modest fee for job postings. Employers can post positions online. Should you have questions, please contact the Alumni Bulletin Coordinator at 607-255-5584 or via email at ilrab@cornell.edu for more information.

How do I set up an On Campus Recruiting visit? 

Once you know the date you would like to come to campus, please contact Mary Ellen Murphy, Recruiting Coordinator, Cornell Cornell Career Services, at 607-255-6934, employerscheduling@cornell.edu.

Is there a program that would provide an opportunity for me to serve as a career mentor to current students?

Other ways to serve as informal career mentors for current students are to sponsor experiential learning opportunities through the Freshman Externship Program (FEX), the Winter Intersession Program (WISP), and the Credit Internship Program. Sharing your career stories and current job information at our Sophomore Futures Fair provides valuable information to students starting to plan for the future. Participating in career panels, forums and workshops are also ways to help students explore career options.

How do I join the ILR Alumni Association? 

Many of our graduates join the ILR Alumni Association to stay connected with the School and with fellow graduates who may live nearby. One of the benefits of membership in the Association is receipt of and online access to the ILR Alumni Bulletin, which includes postings of ILR-related positions for which employers are targeting candidates with some experience in the field.

Is there another way for me to connect with Cornell alums?

You can help us help current students. The CCNet Mentors is an online connection with current Cornell students and several thousand alumni. When you register, you offer to serve as an informal career mentor to others who search the database and identify you as someone who might be able to share information of interest to them.

How can I subscribe to the Alumni Bulletin?

Contact the ILR Alumni office at: ilrdev@cornell.edu.

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