FEX Opportunities

The opportunities are listed below in order by state. To search within this page, press Ctrl-F in your browser. Updated 10/30/2019

California

General Dynamics NASSCO

Defense Contractor

Career field: Human resources
Location: San Diego, CA
Activities observed: Assisting with developing community partnerships (high schools, trade schools) to increase hiring pipeline. Veteran recruiting initiatives. OD training program development including HiPo programs, front line leader training, emerging leader programs. Depending on student interest there are LR related projects: drafting contract language for upcoming negotiation, assisting with grievances and contract administration.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: December 17-21, January 3-25 are all dates that we could support a WISP candidate.
Date constraints: We have plant shut down beginning on 12/24 until 1/2.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Twitter

Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a variety of mobile devices, and via SMS.

Career field: Human resources
Location: San Francisco, CA
Activities observed: On behalf of Twitter's People team, we are excited to invite Cornell ILR students who share a passion in HR to our San Francisco HQ for a one-day HR info session. We plan to set up meetings with HR colleagues from various teams within People, so that participating students can gain exposure of HR career at Silicon Valley, ILR connection to HR, and Twitter's culture. The alumnus will be the first speaker and the main point of contact. This event is scheduled for one full day (roughly 9am to 5pm), and will include onsite breakfast and lunch, as well as a tour of Twitter's San Francisco office. The format of the meetings is casual, and we encourage students to ask questions about HR at Twitter and beyond. We look forward to host up to 15 students for the event. Please note Twitter is not responsible for any costs related to travel or accommodations.
Number of positions: More than 10
Dates available: Jan 9
Date constraints: Thursday, January 9, 2020 is the only date that works for us for the upcoming winter. We are not able to find an alternative date.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Colorado

Coalfire

Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. By providing independent, tailored advice and services that span the cybersecurity lifecycle (Cyber Risk Services, Compliance Services, and Coalfire Labs), we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives, and fuel their continued success.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Westminster, CO
Activities observed: HR business partners, compensation, benefits, learning & development, HR operations, HR information systems, communications, and talent acquisition.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 6-10, January 13-14
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Connecticut

Travelers Insurance

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Hartford, CT
Activities observed: Shadow Travelers Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP) participants and alumni in HR Generalist and functional roles, including Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Employee Relations. Learn more about Travelers full-time and internship opportunities and network with HR leadership.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 6-31, 2020
Date constraints: N/A
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Legg Mason

Global Asset Management ​

Career field: Human resources
Location: Stamford, CT
Activities observed: Shadow head of employee relations ​
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: January 6, 7, 8, 9


Florida

United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida

The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida (USAO-SDFL) is to enforce and defend the laws of the United States of America through the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed to the Federal government that are administratively uncollectible. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District. The Southern District of Florida encompasses a geographical area of approximately 15,197 square miles extending south to Key West, north to Sebastian and west to Sebring. The Southern District includes the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Highlands. The United States Attorney's Office has a staff of approximately 220 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and 170 support personnel. The main office is located in Miami, Florida. There are three staffed branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce, and one unstaffed branch office in Key West. There is also a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) office in West Miami-Dade and Broward, and a District-Wide Health Care Fraud Facility in Miramar. It is the policy of the United States Attorney’s Office to provide equal opportunity in employment on the basis of merit and to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, status as a parent, or protected genetic information. Our goal is to continue to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative employment program that will eliminate discrimination based on factors irrelevant to job performance.

Career field: Law
Location: Miami, FL
Activities observed: FEX participants will observe court proceedings and discuss the criminal justice system with a federal prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney).
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Flexible dates
Date constraints: No federal holidays
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Illinois

Feis Goldy LLC

Employment Law Firm, representing employees and individual managers, executives.

Career field: Law
Location: Chicago, IL
Activities observed: Participants can discuss law and particularly employment law as a possible career with one or two partners in the firm (partial day). Depending on what cases are active, participant may be able to observe a deposition, a mediation of a dispute or negotiation of a settlement agreement or another type of employment agreement. If these activities are available we can make it a full day. These latter activities cannot be guaranteed since the scheduling often is not under our control; however we will do our best to make the experience rewarding.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Most dates in early to mid January should be fine.


Massachusetts

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is committed to making New England a better place to live and do business, and our employees are integral to our success. As a cooperative, we are owned by more than 440 banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions that access tens of billions of dollars of our reliable, wholesale funding each year. Our funds are a vital resource that help our members succeed, provide families with safe, decent affordable housing, and generate economic development that creates jobs in communities throughout our region. ​

Career field: Human resources
Location: Boston, MA
Activities observed: Potential Project ideas (as of Sept 2019): Create a behavioral interview question list and guide, in alignment with our competency model.  Specific emphasis will need to be placed on mitigating unconscious bias during the interview process and decisions. Compliance Support – this would be for benefits, payroll and/or HR administrative items, typically for the prior calendar year (2019) Year-end Reporting for various topics or metrics, including some that we compile in an annual report to our regulating agency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Support for some benefit changes and new benefits effective 1/1/20.  This could be assisting with communication campaigns (email, intranet postings, tv slides), validating requested changes to coverage have been processed, invoice reconciliation, etc. Recruiting Support, based on available openings
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible


New Jersey

Fox Rothschild, LLP

Law firm with Management oriented labor/employment practice

Career field: Labor relations (corporate)
Location: Morristown, NJ
Activities observed: Labor/Union Negotiations or Labor/Union Arbitration
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: To be scheduled sometime during the student's winter break


Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Somerville, NJ
Activities observed: HR team meetings in support of our global Ethicon business; 1:1s with key business and HR leaders; engagement with talent strategies and key HR processes
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Week of January 6th, 2020
Date constraints: TBD as we get closer


New York

Columbus McKinnon Corporation

We design and make material handling products and solutions, but the most important part of our business is our people. We have been a hard working company for over 140 years – proud of our heritage, where we come from, and where we’re going. We are publicly traded and expanding globally – to new markets, geographies, and distribution channels. Columbus McKinnon's key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, chain and forged attachments. We offer a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by our superior product design and engineering expertise. Our world headquarters is located in the Buffalo-Niagara region in Getzville, New York, and we have many amazing locations around the world.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Amherst, NY
Activities observed: Supporting the Talent team with projects - for example may include: creating recruiting materials, supporting the redesign of our performance review process, or creating materials for our diversity programs, support the execution of the Global Recognition program.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: January 6-17
Date constraints: I will be on vacation December 23-January 6.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Sanders & Sanders

Law firm (labor and employment law)

Career field: Law
Location: Buffalo, NY
Activities observed: Legal research and/or drafting of legal documents
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Workforce Policy and Labor Relations, Division of Human Resources, Cornell University

Workforce Policy and Labor Relations is part of the Division of Human Resources at Cornell University. Our office provides leadership and counsel in nonacademic HR policy development and application, equal employment opportunity compliance, labor contract negotiation and interpretation, grievance administration, employee relations guidance and unemployment insurance administration

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: A two hour overview of: Labor Relations at Cornell, including a description of our 9 collective bargaining agreements, key aspects of administering them (including dispute resolution), and processes for re-negotiating them Human Resource (HR) policy development for non-union Cornell employees, including a description of Cornell’s volume of HR policies and the University’s process by which policies are created and/or modified
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: January 15, 16 or 17, 2-hour time slots
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

The mission of the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability advances knowledge, policies and practice to enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities. We have 50-70 staff, who are located primarily in Ithaca, but also work remotely across the United States.

Career field: Nonprofit
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: Project management (SharePoint, MS Project waterfall scheduling, vendor management, etc.), project meeting facilitation, professional development training/webinars, logistics, event planning. Individual resume review and discussion of project management/project coordination field, sectors that hire project managers, potential career trajectory/pathways and application of project management principals in different fields. Activities vary by date of visitation selected.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: January 6-February 28 (except 1/20, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 2/17-18 President's Day Recess for local schools). Most students choose to spend 2-4 hours visiting, student may choose to spend one day and/or return for additional observation if they would like to observe a specific activity.
Date constraints: 1/20, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Unavailable 2/17-18 President's Day Recess for local schools - Unavailable
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


AWISCO

AWISCO is the leading supplier of welding supplies and industrial gases in the metro New York area. AWISCO strives to be a company that promotes from within and celebrates a diverse workforce. ​​

Career field: Human resources
Location: Maspeth, NY
Activities observed: The WISP students will work on various projects related to the HR functions at AWISCO. The students will help implement a company wide compensation plan that removes all gender inequality at AWISCO. The WISPs will also be involved in setting up meetings to explain and try and get those employees not enrolled in our 401K plan to enroll in the plan. ​​
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: There is no preference for dates. The WISP students can start before the holidays or after. ​​
Date constraints: none
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


PIERMONT WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC. ​

We are independent financial service firm that provides financial planning and investment management to our clients. We are based on Long Island and serve primarily high-net worth individuals and families.​

Career field: Financial services
Location: Melville, NY
Activities observed: Financial Reports (financial plans, investment management portfolios, mutual fund research)​ Data Intake​ Firm meeting
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Jan-20


Citi

Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients. We have 200 years of experience helping our clients meet the world's toughest challenges and embrace its greatest opportunities. We are Citi, the global bank – an institution connecting millions of people across hundreds of countries and cities. We protect people's savings and help them make the purchases – from everyday transactions to buying a home – that improve the quality of their lives. We advise people on how to invest for future needs, such as their children's education and their own retirement, and help them buy securities such as stocks and bonds. We work with companies to optimize their daily operations, whether they need working capital, to make payroll or export their goods overseas. By lending to companies large and small, we help them grow, creating jobs and real economic value at home and in communities around the world. We provide financing and support to governments at all levels, so they can build sustainable infrastructure, such as housing, transportation, schools and other vital public works. These capabilities create an obligation to act responsibly, do everything possible to create the best outcomes, and prudently manage risk. If we fall short, we will take decisive action and learn from our experience. We strive to earn and maintain the public's trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards. We ask our colleagues to ensure that their decisions pass three tests: they are in our clients' interests, create economic value, and are always systemically responsible. When we do these things well, we make a positive financial and social impact in the communities we serve and show what a global bank can do.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Participants will be able to shadow and hear from multiple Analysts in Citi's Human Resources Analyst Program. They will be able to learn about various HR functions, including but not limited to compensation, recruiting, learning & development, HR control & compliance, talent, diversity, etc.
Number of positions: 7 students
Dates available: January 6-10, 13-17
Date constraints: N/A
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Compensation Advisory Partners

CAP is an independent executive compensation consulting firm. We work with boards of directors and management teams to develop innovative and practical solutions that advance company objectives and help our clients make informed decisions about executive compensation.

Career field: Management consulting
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Students will have the opportunity to shadow ILR alumni at various levels of the organization to gain a diverse understanding of executive compensation consulting.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: 15-Jan
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Farient Advisors

Farient Advisors LLC is an independent corporate governance and executive compensation consultancy. We provide a comprehensive array of executive compensation and performance advisory services, including compensation program design, board of directors’ compensation and investor communications. Going beyond the data, we link our clients’ compensation practices to business strategy, delivering tailored and innovative solutions that include pay for performance alignment, goal setting and risk management. Working with a variety of clients, from the largest financial, retail, energy, consumer products and manufacturing organizations to closely held family businesses and private equity firms, we provide a global perspective on corporate governance, pay practices and regulatory that enables them to create and preserve stakeholder value, grow their businesses, and contribute to the local and global economy. To this end, Farient is a founding partner of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN Group) whose independent partner firms service clients in more than 30 countries, providing seamless coverage on all matters of global governance, executive compensation and regulatory.

Career field: HR Consulting
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Highly dependent on the day/which projects we need to work on, but may include: compensation benchmarking, incentive plan design (short- and long-term incentive plans), financial goal-setting analysis, peer group selection and analysis, proxy advisor review, equity spend analysis, board of director compensation, current status of corporate governance and regulation
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: 1/6-1/10, 1/14, and 1/15
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: 1. Meet with Human Resources professionals and learn about activities across the following areas: Compensation and Benefits, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Recruiting, and Business Partner Coverage 2. Network with ILR alumni and interact with members of the department who have participated in the Summer Analyst program to better understand future opportunities
Number of positions: 5 students
Dates available: Monday, Jan 6th 2020 or Tuesday, Jan 7th 2020
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Meet sponsor for a networking lunch and have the opportunity to ask questions about the legal field, applying to law school, etc.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: To be determined with student
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Pechman Law Group PLLC

Pechman Law Group PLLC is a boutique labor and employment law firm in midtown Manhattan. Our firm represents both employees and management, which has given us a unique perspective on workplace dynamics. Pechman Law Group handles discrimination, overtime disputes, non-compete agreements, wrongful termination, severance agreements, sex harassment and any other claim involving worker rights.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Client meetings, attorney dealing with employment law issues, possibly a visit to court if dates coincide with court appearance.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Exclude week of 1/2/20 through 1/6/20
Date constraints: Exclude week of 1/2/20 through 1/6/20


Proskauer Rose LLP

or over three quarters of a century, Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department has been repeatedly recognized as one of the strongest in the world. During that time, we developed a reputation as tough, smart and effective management-side lawyers who developed their skills in the cauldron of New York, the most heavily unionized region in the nation. Today, with nearly 150 lawyers across the US, London and Paris, our Labor & Employment Law Department is ranked higher in more categories than any other practice of our kind in US Legal 500 and received similar rankings from Chambers USA and Chambers Europe. Dubbed a 'powerhouse' by Chambers USA and amazing strategists with fantastic technical know-how by Chamber's Europe, our representation of the world's major businesses, institutions and organizations combines advocacy on behalf of management with a real understanding of the needs and sensibilities of employees and labor, allowing us to negotiate and reach successful outcomes that fit the needs, and earn the respect, of both sides. We handle every type of matter imaginable and field experienced teams in over 17 distinct practice areas covering every aspect of labor and employment law. These groups represent a calculated strategy to allow for quick, efficient and knowledgeable representation, whatever a client's needs. Referral to the appropriate team, each staffed by a deep bench of lawyers, allows for maximum effectiveness in client service. Collectively, our lawyers have tried an extraordinary number of cases, but also have experience at the settlement table where our reputation as powerful litigators often stimulates a quick resolution.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Responsibilities in the past have included summarizing court depositions and hearing transcripts, legal research, helping put together training materials for clients, etc. Also shadowing opportunities have included attendance at labor negotiations, board meetings, court hearings, depositions, etc.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: Exact dates TBD-beginning of January 2020
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


PwC Advisory

Management Consulting firm

Career field: Management consulting
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Research on HR Transformation topic to build firm collateral.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Week of Jan 6 and Jan 13
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Thrasio

Thrasio invests in, optimizes and builds Amazon eCommerce Businesses.

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Coffee chat and afternoon shadowing our investment process.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Weekdays January 6-17


Pennsylvania

National Labor Relations Board

Federal agency that conducts elections for Union representation and investigates and litigates unfair labor practice charges ​

Career field: Government
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Activities observed: Depending on activities in the office that day, participants may observe unfair labor practice or representation hearings or Board agents taking affidavits. They will also have the opportunity to speak to several agents about their work and their careers. ​
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: At this time the entire winter break is available, although office activity may be a little light between 12/25 and 1/1. ​
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


AT&T Communications

AT&T Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T that focuses on wireline, wireless, digital television, satellite television, fixed line telephone, mobile phone, broadband, home security, IPTV, OTT services, network security, and pay television offerings, as well as business solutions. This is the corporate division that was created in 2017 to house all of AT&T's Telecommunications and Technology Businesses, which include AT&T Mobility, DIRECTV, U-Verse, AT&T Business, AT&T Intellectual Property, AT&T Labs, Cricket Wireless, AT&T Digital Life, Vyatta, AT&T Adworks, AT&T Business Solutions, AT&T Consumer Mobility, AT&T Entertainment Group, AT&T Technology & Operations Group, and Technology and Operations Group. As of June 2018, it is AT&T's largest division by revenue.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Wayne, PA
Activities observed: Discuss career goals, career planning and development Share day to day of role (overseeing employees who investigate code of business conduct violations in AT&T retail locations) This would include: Code of Business Conduct Investigation Process Code of Business Conduct charged party interview Code of Business Conduct witness interview Walk through other parts of the role such as miscellaneous reporting, consulting, project management If scheduling allows, student can meet remotely with other HR employees Currently support a corporate client in a Generalist role as well, so can discuss staffing, development, employee engagement, etc., issues that arise in the Generalist role too
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible - can accommodate any date with advance notice


Virginia

Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, tax, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Our network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners deliver expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance – the information that matters most to our customers. Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative coverage spans the full range of practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

Career field: Journalism/Publishing
Location: Arlington, VA
Activities observed: Participant will be observe the news operations of Bloomberg BNA publications covering legal and regulatory news across several policy areas. Participant will speak with editors and reporters and get a sense of how they choose, report and edit stories and publish in both a print and online environment.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Day after New Year’s Day is best.