Student Profiles

Our students travel all over the world on their credit internships, earning credit toward their degree and valuable experience. Learn more about them!

Nabiha Qudsi

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

During my time at IBM as a Human Resources Generalist, I had the opportunity to experience the creation and transition of a new business unit, Watson Health

Estefania Palacios

experience report / credit internship

BSILR'18

During the first semester of my senior year, I had the amazing opportunity to work for Thomson Reuters (TR) as a Global Human Resources Intern.

Betzabel Vazquez

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '19

In Fall’17, I worked  for the National Indian Education Association. My main project was to develop and create an interactive media campaign for National Native-American Heritage Month.

Luke Opyd

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

I had the opportunity to work as a Labor and Employment Legal intern for Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller, & Shah which is a midsize law firm specializing in various areas of the law. 

Lydia Kim

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

The first semester of my junior year, I worked as a Human Resources intern at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) which is a multinational Japanese bank based in Tokyo. From the start of my internship in NYC, I was given exposure to all of the functions of HR, including Compensation and Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Employee Experience, Operations and Planning, and the HR Business Partners.

Whitney Cook

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

During my second semester of my junior year, I worked as an Analyst intern for Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) which is an executive compensation consulting firm that works with boards of directors and management teams to help clients make informed decisions about executive compensation. 

Kyle Friend

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

In Fall 2016, I had the incredible opportunity to work as a Research intern at Jobs with Justice.

Linda DePaolis

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '19

As a Global Markets HR intern at IBM, I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects across a breadth of Human Resources groups, mainly dedicated to aiding in IBM’s skills transformation in Sales and Distribution.

Clara Chung

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '19

I had the amazing opportunity to work as a Global Total Rewards and Medical intern at American Express which is a global services company that provides credit card, financial, and travel services.

Hiba Azar

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

I had the opportunity to work for the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability during fall’17.

David Ticzon

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

At General Electric (GE), I had the opportunity to intern in the GE Power division that made steam turbines and generators that power electricity for cities. While I was there, I balanced about five to seven projects, but my main task throughout the semester was to lead all talent acquisition for GE’s plant in Schenectady, New York from full-time hires to intern hires.

Gabriel Diamond

Gabriel Diamond

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '18

In spring ’17, I interned at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in New York City.  There I worked on important and interesting research projects related to wage rates, discipline, and production information. I had the opportunity to sit in on several contract negotiations, notably NBC and Thirteen television networks.

Rebecca Blair

Rebecca Blair

experience report / credit internship

BSILR

I have dreamed about working at the White House for as long as I can remember, but I did not seem like a foreseeably attainable goal until I learned about the internship program.

Joseph Ardolino

Joseph Ardolino

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '17

I have always found the ways laws influence the relationship between management and employees (and vice versa) intriguing.

Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '17

When I first heard about the ILR Credit Internship Program, I was interested in the nontraditional learning experience and thought it would be a fresh alternative to spending a semester taking classes at Cornell or studying abroad.

Lhani Jamison

Lhani Jamison

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '17

I interned at NBCUniversal on the Universal Studios Lot in Universal City, CA for 6 months after finishing my sophomore year.

Jennifer Gaudette

Jennifer Gaudette, BSILR '16

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '16

I think the credit internship program is a great opportunity for students.

Neha Dutta

Neha Dutta

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '16

I had decided to pursue a credit internship because I wanted to have the chance to apply concepts I had learned in the classroom to the real world.

Kristen Ritraj

Kristen Ritraj

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '16

I have gained such a wealth of knowledge that exceeds my time here.

Jeffrey Joseph

Jeffery Joseph

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '15

SanDisk, CA - In the spring of 2014, I worked for SanDisk Corporation in Milpitas, California. My internship was with SanDisk's HR Communications function, working on tasks such as recruitment branding on LinkedIn as well as assisting with various on-boarding activities

Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '15

US Department of State Intern - My interest in international affairs began with my involvement in high school Model UN and followed me throughout my time at Cornell. The second semester of my junior year, I applied to the State Department. I believed it would be an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. foreign policy

Ananya Hindupur

Ananya Hindupur

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '15

ILO, Geneva Intern - "I went to the ILO to gain a realistic perspective on global inequality and, in this context; I left with more than a theoretical understanding."

Alex Gimenez

Alex Gimenez

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '15

Cleveland Indians Intern - "My experience working for the Cleveland Indians was probably the best personal growth opportunity I’ve had since arriving at Cornell."

Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '16

Walt Disney World Intern - As a Professional Intern with the Labor Relations department at the world renowned Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, I have had an experience like none other.

Jeffrey Baker

Jeffrey Baker

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

ILO, Geneva, Switzerland - Since I began my studies at Cornell, I knew that if given the opportunity, I would love to study abroad. I sought an experience that would be eye opening, insightful and allow me to explore the world as much as possible.

Pamela Leo

Pamela Leo

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

European Foundation, Dublin, Ireland - My time at the European Foundation in Dublin has perhaps been one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve had the pleasure to engage in thus far in my Cornell education.

Dipabali Chowdhury

Dipabali Chowdhury

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

ILO Geneva, Switzerland - This is the experience I knew I wanted. However, when it was time to decide, I was stuck. The possibilities were endless until I came across ILR’s credit internship with the International Labor Organization in Geneva.

Harrison Okin

Harrison Okin

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

Intern at the US Dept of State, Washington, DC - When I first was accepted to ILR, I took immense pride in telling people I’d be attending Cornell. I felt like I was a neat cocktail made of equal parts lucky and cocky, and that doors would finally open for me as beautiful servants hand-fed me grapes off of a golden platter.

Danny Qiao

Danny Qiao

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '15

ILO Intern, Philippines - The past few months have been a blur. I can still remember the wall of humidity that hit me when I exited Manila's terminal as if it were yesterday. I honestly don't know how to do the entire experience justice in just a few paragraphs.

Huaxin Jiang

Huaxin Jiang

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

American Express Intern, Hong Kong - This past semester, I had the incredible opportunity to intern at American Express’s Hong Kong headquarter. My time there was one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve had thus far in my Cornell education.

Abby Maldonado

Abby Maldonado

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

At Google, I was surrounded by and working with the smartest people in the world.

Greg Crawford

Greg Crawford

experience report / credit internship

BSILR '14

Segal Consulting Intern - I was very excited when I received word that Segal Consulting accepted my internship. I have had an interest in statistics and studying data for a few years now and I knew that I wanted an opportunity to see how the skills that I learned in class would apply to the workplace.