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.

For details about how to provide one of these opportunities, contact ilrcareers@cornell.edu. 

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