Shadowing and Short-Term Projects

ILR student attending a career fair
EXPLORE ILR Careers: Shadowing and Short-term Projects

EXPLORE ILR Careers offers terrific opportunities for employers to support ILR students' career interests while increasing their brand presence on campus. Through these programs ILR students can expect to:

  • Engage with alumni or organizations invested in ILRies   
  • eXamine potential career paths  
  • Participate in the workplace up close and personal  
  • Learn to apply their academic courses in practical work settings 
  • Observe the day-to-day activities of sponsors and organizations 
  • Reflect on their experiences and how they relate to career interests  
  • Enhance their understanding of particular organizations or career fields

The Field Shadowing Program is designed primarily for first-year undergraduate ILR students (freshmen and transfer students). It is a one-day shadowing program that provides an invaluable opportunity for participants to explore diverse ILR-related career fields, gain firsthand work exposure, and network with alumni/sponsors.

Career Exploration Project is designed specifically for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and first-year MILRs. Opportunities typically last two to three weeks and are intended for participants to explore a particular industry to develop on-the-job experience through a short-term assignment with a project sponsor.

To learn more about how to provide one of these opportunities, contact ilrocsEXPLORE@cornell.edu, or complete the following form. 

FSO/CEO Sponsor Registration

Sponsor Information
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  • Sponsor Address (i.e. your address)
    Type of opportunity (select one or both) *
    Select 'FSO' for Field Shadowing and 'CEO' for Career Exploration
    Field Shadowing Program Opportunities
    To include Field Shadowing Program opportunities, check the "Field Shadowing Program" box under "Type of opportunity" above.

    Please answer all questions in this section if you are offering a Field Shadowing Program opportunity.

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  • Field Shadowing Program Location - street address where the Field Shadowing Program opportunity will take place
    Is the Field Shadowing Program location different from the sponsor address entered above? *
    Will you host the students on the same day(s) or individually? (Individually makes the scheduling easier.) *

    Key factors to consider for dates:

    • If you are hosting multiple students on the same day(s): We need a maximum of 5 specific dates (versus a date range) in order to facilitate finding one date that works for all students.
    • If you are hosting one student OR multiple students on different day(s): Since student availabiliity varies, be as flexible as possible when providing date options.
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  • Please let us know about any constraints on the above dates, including dates that would be conflicts due to holidays, vacations, or low staffing levels.

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  • If freshmen don't select this opportunity, may we offer it to upperclass students? *
    Sometimes, usually related to geographic location, a FEX opportunity is not selected by any of the freshmen. In that case, we would like to offer the opportunity to upperclass students.
    Career Exploration Project Opportunities
    To include Career Exploration Project opportunities, check the "Career Exploration Project" box under "Type of opportunity" above.

    Please answer all questions in this section if you are offering a Career Exploration Project opportunity.

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  • Student Requirements:
    • Minimum job qualifications
    • Computer skills
    • Transportation needs: Is personal transportation necessary or is the location accessible by public transportation?
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  • Will the student(s) work on site or remotely? *
    Career Exploration Project Location - street address where the Career Exploration Project opportunity will take place
    Is the Career Exploration Project location different from the sponsor address entered above? *
    Is this a paid Career Exploration Project opportunity? *
    Class year eligibility (choose one or more) *
    Minimum duration *
    Maximum duration *
    Must the student work consecutive days? *
    Non-consecutive options could include starting in December and finishing in January; or working 5 days, taking a day off for another commitment, and then working 5 more days, etc.
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  • Please let us know about any constraints on the above dates, including dates that would be conflicts due to holidays, vacations, or low staffing levels.

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  • Your Information
    Are you a Cornell Alum? *
    Degree *
    Supervisor Information
    Will you be managing this student from day to day? *
    Is the supervisor a Cornell alum? *
    Degree (supervisor) *