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the Future of Work.


Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Through employment law, alumna plans to address discrimination issues to help create more inclusive workplaces.


Niyyah Barber

ILR by the Numbers

  • 1945Established
  • 93%Employed or in graduate school following graduation
  • 140+Professional programs offered each year
  • 1 in 2Fortune 500 senior HR leadership teams have ILR alumni
  • 13000+Alumni
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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.”

– Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball

Faculty Spotlight

Alice Lee

New Faculty Member

Professor Lee, new to ILR's faculty in Organizational Behavior, studies the dynamics of social influence.

ILR aculty member, Alice Lee

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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Undergraduate Research

ILR undergraduates can choose to work with faculty on original research, either on their own or as part of a group project.

Campus Life

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

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Dean Alex Colvin and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan discuss the revitalization of #Buffalo in Episode 4 of WORK! Exploring the future of work, labor and employment. Its available now on iTunes!

1 more day until classes ILRies! Were excited to have you back! #cornellilr #cornell #ithaca : @biedermanphotography

Ives is getting ready to have its ILRies back! #cornell #ives #cornelluniversity #winterbreak

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jrs 91st birthday, visit the Kheel Centers latest exhibit All Labor Has Dignity: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Labor Movement" on display at the Catherwood Library Lobby. Up until early next week. #AllLaborHasDignity #mlk #reclaimmlk #martinlutherkingjr #mlk91

Shoutout to the FEX and WISP participants in New York City who are gaining amazing insight into a multitude of careers. The FEX program (Freshman Externship program) is a one-day shadowing program during winter break for ILR freshmen to explore ILR-related career fields, gain firsthand work exposure, and network with alumni. The WISP program (WInter Internship Program) provides an opportunity for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and first-year master's students to develop on-the-job experience through a short-term assignment with a project sponsor over winter break. It all get's arranged through our fabulous Office of Career Services! #cornell #cornellilr #fex #wisp #newyorkcity #internship #work #ilrschool #networking

Our ILR students take on Cambodia! They are learning about Cambodian history and its garment industry. Here are a couple pictures of them at EGBOK (hospitality training for Cambodia students started by a Cornell Alumni), meeting with the Minister of Social Affairs, meeting with the Cambodia Labor Confederation, and overall enjoying Cambodia! #cambodia #ILR #winter2020 #cuincambodia #winterbreak