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Grace’s Journey

Each week, Grace will share moments - some poignant, others funny, all rich in the ILRie tradition - as she wraps up her undergraduate experience.





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Grace’s Journey

“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

Tristan Ivory

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Professor Ivory, new to ILR's faculty in International and Comparative Labor, studies the Sub-Saharan African geographic, social, and economic mobility.

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Catherwood Library

The Martin P. Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource on labor and employment in North America, offering expert research support through reference services, instruction, online guides and access to premier collections.

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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 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."

A quick throwback to colder times in the Arts Quad. #cornell #cornellilr #goldwinswmithhall #artsquad #winter

On today's #SeniorSpotlight we have Ally Kosakoff! "Looking back on my four years at Cornell, I am so grateful for the community that I found within ILR. I feel very fortunate to have learned from some of the brightest minds in the world and for the lifelong friendships that I have gained throughout my time at Cornell. My experiences as President of the ILR Student Government Association, ILR Ambassador, ILR Peer Mentor, and Research Fellow at the Scheinman Institute have been the most challenging yet rewarding parts of my Cornell career.

On today's #SeniorSpotlight, we are highlighting Adam Khatib! "The past four years of ILR has equipped me with a wide variety of tools. I was able to actively transition what I learned in the classroom to my extra-curricular activities. I learned the importance collectivization, mobilization, and organizing, and was able to deploy this in my work promoting Palestinian human rights and economic justice. Further, I was able to take advantage of the pre-professional platforms the school offered to gain a variety of work experiences that ultimately led me to a Product Management role for MBI."

Congratulations to the ILR Class of 2020! While we may not be able to celebrate together, we love seeing our graduates celebrating from wherever they may be! #cornell2020 #graduation #seniors #cornellilr #cornell2020

For todays #SeniorSpotlight we have Lauren Price! Reflecting on my time at ILR, I realized that it has been one of the greatest, most rewarding experiences of my life. While attending classes with some of the best professors and guest speakers in the fields of Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Labor Law has been special, that is only half of what the ILR program means to me. Instead, I think of how I have gotten to know my professors and work closely with them to pursue challenging topics even surprising myself with what I have achieved in my senior honors thesis.