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Career Support

At the ILR School, you study the world of work, and the ILR Office of Career Services (OCS) staff is here to help you connect your academics to meaningful opportunities that put your skills into action.

OCS Services

Why Come to OCS?

We provide support through one-on-one advising sessions, group presentations and workshops, networking opportunities, and ways to connect with employers in a variety of fields. Whether you are a first-year student just starting to think about careers or a master’s student with 10 years of experience (and literally everyone in between), we are here to discuss any career-related topic with you. 

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  • Learning about yourself and your interests: What inspires you? What are your strengths? What are your values?
  • Exploring career options: What types of careers even exist? How do your strengths and interests intersect with them?
  • Career interest and personality assessments
  • Graduate and professional school planning
  • Job and internship search strategies
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Connecting with alumni and other professionals
  • Communication with employers
  • Practice interviews (behavioral and case)
  • Assessing and negotiating offers
Meet with an Advisor

Our advisors support you in all phases of your career development. All appointments are currently offered through Zoom (if you need other accommodations, add a note when you schedule your session).

If you have trouble finding a time that fits your schedule, email ilrcareers@cornell.edu for assistance.

Schedule an Appointment
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Schedule an Appointment
Career Resources

Access career-related resources, tips and interactive content.

ILR Career Space @Canvas
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ILR Career Space @Canvas
Handshake

Use Handshake to find internships and full-time opportunities, and search for career-related workshops and events.

Log into Handshake
Log into Handshake

Gain Experience and Develop Skills

As an ILRie, you have access to amazing opportunities to gain hands-on experience and learn about careers!

ILR Shadowing and Short-term Projects

Learn about a variety of career fields by shadowing alumni and engaging in short-term projects with employers.

EXPLORE ILR Careers
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EXPLORE ILR Careers
ILR International Programs

ILR offers you a wide range of opportunities to study and intern internationally, gaining a global perspective.

Experience the World
Experience the World
ILR Credit Internship Program

ILR juniors and seniors can apply for full-time professional internship experiences at a wide range of organizations while receiving a full semester’s credit.

Learn More
Learn More
Student Employment

Search for on-campus and community job opportunities in a wide range of roles.

Find a Campus/Community Job
Find a Campus/Community Job
Research Opportunities

Engage in academic-year and summer fellowships and research activities.

Conduct Research
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Conduct Research
Community Engagement

Support the causes that matter most to you while developing transferable skills.

Get Involved
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Get Involved
Campus Involvement

Engage with campus groups and organizations that interest you and connect with students who share your passion.

Find Groups
Find Groups

ILR Career Outcomes

What Do Students Do With an ILR Degree?

Undergraduate and graduate students who study in the ILR School develop diverse transferable skills and engage in a wide variety of experiences and careers.

ILR Career Outcomes
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ILR Career Outcomes

Contact Us

If you have questions or need assistance, contact ilrcareers@cornell.edu.