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The ILR Office of Career Services hosts an active on-campus recruiting program managed through Handshake. Employers find on-campus visits to be a very effective way to identify prospective summer interns and full-time hires.

We can coordinate in-person or virtual interview schedules. If interested in other recruiting activity, such as information sessions and office hours, please visit On-Campus Recruiting and Engagement.

The Fall 2020 calendar runs from September 8 until November 30 (ILR specific); Spring 2021 runs February 1 until May 7 (spring dates refer to Cornell Career Services and may be updated for ILR). For fall recruiting, interviews for full-time and internship positions can begin on September 21 (for the ILR Career Fair participants) or September 28 (if not attending).

1. Request Interview Dates

Please complete the Interview Date Request form, and select ILR as the career office. Once the reservation request is complete, a confirmation via e-mail will be sent, with instructions for arranging either the on-campus visit or virtual schedule.

A standard interview day is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with two 15-minute breaks and a 1-hour lunch break. Upon request, schedules may be adjusted to add additional interview slots by starting the schedule earlier, removing 15-minute breaks, or shortening the lunch break. If you recruited last year, please complete the hiring report form, or upload a spreadsheet that you have prepared for internal use.

2. Upload Your Job Description to Handshake

Once the reservation has been confirmed, employers should post job descriptions online in Handshake and notify Johanna (Jo) Tuttle at The job postings will only be visible to students once they have been attached to the related interview schedules. It is recommended the postings be uploaded soon after confirmation since students frequently check Handshake postings to gauge fall recruitment activity.

3. Review Candidates and Select Students for Interview Schedules

Within Handshake, the “Timeline” for the interview schedule outlines resume submission deadline, timeframe for review of applications, and candidate sign-up dates. Recruiters should select primary and alternate candidates at least 48 hrs hours prior to primary sign-up start date indicated in the Handshake Timeline.
Indicate “Make Primary” for all students desired (or chosen) for interviews. The number of “primary” candidates should match the total number of interview slots*. In addition, select at least five “alternate” candidates. Selection of alternates will ensure a full interview schedule.        

*30-minute interviews=13 interview slots, 45-minute interviews=9 slots, 60-minute interviews=6 slots. 

4. Changes to the Interview Schedules or Application Review Time

Although Handshake allows for employers to directly make changes to interview schedules, it is preferred that Jo Tuttle makes the requested changes. This process will prevent potential conflicts with competing interview schedules. Changes can only be made prior to selection of primary candidates.

Application submission deadlines can be extended but doing so will shorten the review period for employers. Candidate sign-up times cannot be changed.


For any questions, please contact our ILR Employer Connections Specialist, Jo Tuttle, at For campus-wide recruiting information, please visit