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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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Learn about your interests, strengths, and values

Explore career options

Career interest and personality assessments

Graduate and professional school planning

Job and internship search strategies

 

Resume and cover letter reviews

Connect with alumni and other professionals

Communicate 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.

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Schedule an Appointment

Career Resources

Access career-related resources, tips and interactive content.

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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

Attend Events

Check out career development workshops, networking events, professional development opportunities and more!

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Explore Events

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.

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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.

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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

Student Employment

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

Find a Campus/Community Job

Research Opportunities

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

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Conduct Research

Community Engagement

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

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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

Apply for Summer Funding

ILR Summer Funding

ILR undergraduate students (first-years, sophomores, and juniors) and first-year MILRs who have secured unpaid or minimally paid summer internships are eligible to apply for funding.

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Explore Options

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.

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ILR Career Outcomes

Contact Us

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