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Career Discussion Groups

September 24, Ithaca Campus

The ILR Alumni Association is hosting career discussion groups for ILR undergraduate and graduate students on Friday, September 24, 2:45-5:30 p.m. in the PepsiCo Auditorium, Room 305, Ives Hall.

Michael Clarkson '89, Fall Event Program Chair of the ILR Alumni Association, says the event gives ILR students an opportunity to meet personally in small-group meetings with ILR alumni who are leaders in their fields and who can "help answer both tough and practical questions about career options and career goals."


Keynote by Ruben King Shaw, Jr.
PepsiCo Auditorium, Room 305, Ives Hall 
All ILR Students are invited to attend.

Discussion Groups


  • The ILR School as an Entrepreneurial Engine
    Room 107, Ives Hall
    Panel facilitated by Ruben King Shaw and led by Matt Ackerson, Roland Lange, and Katelyn McClellan. (Read biographies)

  • Human Resources with an Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Room 108, Ives Hall
    Panel facilitated by Lisa Hunter and led by Don Zinn, Ellen Dember, Heather Levy and Anne Ning. (Read biographies)

  • The Entrepreneurial Practice of Law
    Room 116, Ives Hall
    Panel facilitated by Dean Burrell and led by Carolyn Richmond, Bruce Gitlin and Leona Barsky. (Read biographies)  

  • Innovation in the Labor Movement (And How ILR Students Can be a Part of It)
    Room 112, Ives Hall
    Panel facilitated by Ken Margolies and led by Alan Brown, Adrien Dumoulin-Smith, Marlan Maralit, Deborah Friedman, and Dana Alas. (Read biographies)

"The Job Search: ILRies as Viewed from a Recruiter's Perspective"
Plenary Session by Jaimie Monahan
PepsiCo Auditorium, Room 305, Ives Hall

Cleary Lobby, 2nd Floor, Ives Hall


Students can RSVP to Sue Sappington at When registering, please include:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Graduation year
  • Session choice

Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Sue Sappington, 607-255-6623,