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“My time at the ILR School helped me understand both labor and management perspectives, which has proven to be a solid foundation for my career.”

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Faculty Spotlight

Desiree LeClercq

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Assistant Professor LeClercq, new to ILR's faculty in the International and Comparative Labor Department and the Labor Relations, Law, and History Department, studies the interplay between workers’ rights and international trade.

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Campus Life

A view of student life at Cornell University's ILR School in Ithaca, NY.

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On today's #SeniorSpotlight, we have Sanjida Alam! "My last four years in ILR have been incredible and I really appreciate the community that ILR has provided me. I've taken advantage of multiple opportunities and I'm thankful for all of them! I've gotten the opportunity to study abroad in Milan, which coalesced my interest in business and fashion and I've gotten the opportunity to part take in the credit internship program where I worked at JP Morgan as a Disability and Inclusion intern. These experiences were monumental and really helped me explore my career interests.

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On today's #Senior Spotlight, we are highlighting Megan Shkolyar! ILR provided me with opportunity to explore all my academic interests ranging from immigration history to economics. Not only did I have the chance to take classes from world class professors, but I also had endless support from the Office of Career Services during a hectic recruitment season. Thanks to the help of all my ILR mentors and support from the ILR community I will be working full-time as a Consulting Analyst for Accenture in NYC this fall.

During freshman and sophomore years, ILR students take required introductory courses that introduce them to organizational psychology, economics, labor history, statistics, management and law.During the junior and senior years, each student tailors the curriculum according to individual interests by selecting appropriate advanced ILR electives and electives throughout Cornell. Students also pursue internships, independent research, and study abroad opportunities during this time.

On today's #SeniorSpotlight, we have Maame Britwum! "Looking back at my time at Cornell, I learned how resilient I am and to never count myself short. Coming into Cornell, I was convinced that everyone knew something that I did not. Maybe that was true, but the resources of the ILR School helped me find my footing and feel more confident in and outside the classroom.I really loved every labor law class I have taken in my 4 years in the ILR School."

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