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Our flexible, interdisciplinary major lets students pursue a wide range of academic interests and careers.

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Study the workplace comprehensively with the world's highest concentration of workplace faculty.

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Invest in your career by learning from instructors who blend world-leading research with business-tested practicality.

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We Asked ILRies:
How will ILR
Impact the Future?

Read What They Say
Colin Benedict ’21
Read What They Say
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Providing resources and analysis to understand how COVID-19 affects work, labor and employment.
Work and the Coronavirus Hub
Work and the Coronavirus Hub

“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

Dana Yang

Faculty Member

Dana Yang will join the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences in December for the Spring 2022 semester.

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Dana Yang
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ILRies Change
the Future of Work.

Learn about ILR's impact
Learn about ILR's impact
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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ILR in the News

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Research: How to Keep Rejected Internal Applicants

New research from JR Keller indicates that companies that strategically manage their internal talent pool are better positioned to keep rejected employees onboard.
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Research: How to Keep Rejected Internal Applicants

Avgar and Doellgast Promoted

Cornell Provost Michael Kotlikoff has confirmed the promotion of two ILR faculty members to full professor.
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Avgar and Doellgast Promoted

Cook-Gray Lecture: Women’s Employment Pluses

Harvard Professor Kathleen McGinn will discuss women’s employment and its effects on the next generation of women.
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Cook-Gray Lecture: Women’s Employment Pluses

Skinner Wins Award

Labor Leading on Climate Director Lara Skinner will be recognized Sept. 21 for helping make New York City a model of progress for the nation.
Lara Skinner
Skinner Wins Award

“Navigating New Work-Life Realities”

In a Sept. 29 webinar, ILR Dean Alex Colvin will lead a discussion about conflict and influence in the blended work-home environments many are experiencing during the pandemic.
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“Navigating New Work-Life Realities”

Campus Life

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

@cornellilr

Happy Wednesday ILRies! #cornell #cornellilr

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Thank you for joining the ILR community at today's Class of 2020 brunch! #classof2020 #cornell #cornellilr

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ILR’s Kheel Center collections include hardhats worn by building trades union members at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. ⁠ ⁠ The ILR School partnered with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York to create a building trades support network for members who were impacted…

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The NYC Labor Day Parade on Fifth Avenue is documented in 15 historic photos from ILR's @kheelcenter in the Catherwood Library.⁠ ⁠ View more, link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #LaborDay #NYC #ilrschool #kheelcenter

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Join us in giving a warm welcome to Dana Yang, one of two new faculty members joining ILR in 2021-22. She will join the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences for the Spring 2022 semester.⁠ ⁠ “My advisers have always encouraged me to explore any research topic I am interested in. I hope to be…

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Last first day for two ILR seniors, Hannah Schmelkin (left) and Susannah Boyar (right). #congratulations #cornell2022 #cornellwelcome #ilrschool

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