FEX Opportunities

Opportunities updated 10/23/18. The opportunities are listed below in order by state. To search within this page, press Ctrl-F in your browser.

California

General Dynamics NASSCO

Defense contractor.

Career field: Labor relations (corporate)
Location: San Diego, CA
Activities observed: Discipline management. Grievance handling. Contract administration. Labor relations is co-located with HR so opportunity to also observe any HR activities that could be a valuable learning experience.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Date constraints: none. Could support the following week of January 14-18 if that is better.
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. Available in more than 35 languages, Twitter has 335 million monthly active users (Q2 2018).

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 Headquarters for a one-day HR info session. We plan to set up meetings with HR colleagues from various teams within People (total rewards, HR Business Partners, recruiting, systems, etc.), 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 HQ. The format of the meetings are casual, and we welcome questions from students curious to learn more about Twitter and various careers in HR. (Note: Twitter is not responsible for any costs related to travel or accommodations.)
Number of positions: 10 students
Dates available: Jan 8, Jan 9, Jan 10, Jan 15, Jan 16
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Connecticut

Legg Mason

Your investment goals are why our family of independent affiliates is uniquely diversified. Your evolving preferences push us to deliver a powerful, expanded range of global investment solutions. Through more than 100 years of product innovation and resolute client service, we’ve become a world leader in asset management – serving individual and institutional investors across six continents.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Stamford, CT
Activities observed: Shadow head of employee relations
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Dec. 18, 19 or 20; Jan. 8, 9 or 10


Florida

United States Attorney Southern District of Florida

The United States Attorney for Southern District of Florida is the chief law enforcement officer in the District. The USAO is organized as follows: Executive Division, Administrative Division, Appellate Division, Civil Division, Asset Forfeiture Division, Criminal Division (consisting of the Economic & Environmental Crimes Section, Major Crimes Section, Narcotics Section, Special Prosecutions Section, and the Public Integrity, National Security and Civil Rights Section). In addition to the Miami office, there are staffed branch offices in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce, and an unstaffed office in Key West.

Career field: Government
Location: Miami, FL
Activities observed: Court hearings
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 individuals.

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.


Nevada

Silver Pointe Wealth Management a private wealth advisory firm of Ameriprise Financial

We focus on comprehensive financial planning and asset management for our clients. Our client base is largely mass affluent investors, with assets from $500,000-$5,000,000, but we also work with younger clients who are new to investing. We are a small team of 3 advisors.

Career field: Financial services
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Activities observed: Tour the office, meet with staff, discuss how we work & what we do. Due to client confidentiality, students will not be able to sit in on any client meetings or view client account information,
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 9th, 11th or 14th
Date constraints: Vacation from December 21-January 7.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


New Jersey

KPMG LLP

KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. Our purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets. KPMG follows an Employer of Choice culture and is ranked in Fortune's and Working Mother's top 100 companies to work for in the US.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Montvale, NJ
Activities observed: Spend the day with the Executive Director of Human Resources; observe HR programs and initiatives.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Jan 3rd to Jan 18th


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


New York

Sanders & Sanders

Law firm (labor and employment law)

Career field: Law
Location: Buffalo, NY
Activities observed: Varied - could include appearance at court or administrative agency, mediation, deposition or client interaction
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Flexible
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Greene County Government

We are a local government entity in upstate New York, with a workforce of approximately 550 employees providing a diversity of essential services to our residents and visitors. Greene County is nestled at the northern end of the Catskill Mountains and is bordered on the east by the scenic Hudson River. Catskill, the County seat, is a short drive from New York's Capital Region and is approximately 2.5 hours north of New York City.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Catskill, NY
Activities observed: Depends on the day, but could include sitting in on union contract negotiations, grievances, department head or other meetings (i.e., wellness committee), etc. Note: It is likely there will not be any meetings the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 3, 4 or 7-11, 2019
Date constraints: none
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Research Division Human Resources (Cornell University)

Research Division Human Resources (RDHR), in conjunction with the university-wide Division of Human Resources, provides core and customized human resources support and services to all units, departments, research centers, and facilities under the umbrella of the Vice Provost for Research at Cornell University.

Career field: Human resources
Location: Ithaca, NY
Activities observed: Spend a day shadowing members of an HR team. Every day in HR is different, but a typical day may include: recruiting and interviews, policy interpretation & communication, advising on employee leaves, payroll, and student employment. FEX student may sit in on trainings, meetings, and/or interviews.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible between January 4th - 21st.


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: We could take 1 or 2 students for the day on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The students will be in our office at 391 Pine Tree Road for the morning and observe us conducting appropriate business and they would also meet with each of our office staff for an orientation/overview of our specialty areas, including labor contract administration, negotiations, EEO issues, and HR policy development. In the afternoon, from 1-4:30, they would accompany us to a training session for University supervisors entitled, "Laws and Policies in the Employment Setting" and "Progressive Discipline."
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Since our FEX opportunity involves the student(s) attendance at a training session which has already been scheduled for Cornell supervisors, I have no alternate date to offer. I hope at least one student can make it on January 9.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


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 40-50 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, project meeting facilitation, webinars, materials preparation and shipping.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: January 7 thru February 12, except 1/21 (Martin Luther King Day)
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Shaker Junior High School

Shaker Junior High School is a two-time US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award-winning school. Currently, it houses 7th and 8th grade in 4 halls, or small schools within a school.

Career field: Education
Location: Latham, NY
Activities observed: Externs will observe the instruction of 7th grade social studies, which is United States History and Government. They will also observe the inner workings of education, including block meetings, parent conferences, professional development, and extracurricular activities, such as Law Day and student council.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: I am available to host on all school days.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


AWISCO

AWISCO is the leading distributor of Welding, Safety, Industrial Supplies and Industrial machinery in the Metro NY area. AWISCO operates out of 7 locations with the corporate headquarters in Maspeth NY.

Career field: Marketing
Location: Maspeth, NY
Activities observed: The FEX participants will shadow Lloyd Robinson the owner/president of AWISCO and see what the day of a business owner consists of.
Number of positions: 3 students
Dates available: 1/3, 1/4, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10
Date constraints: None
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Barclays

Investment Bank

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Due to privacy concerns, would be an office visit and no actual work observed. Would visit trading floor, banking floor and capital markets floor; speak with Cornell alum.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: January 11th, 15th


David M. Ehrlich & Associates

Entertainment and Media Law Practice.

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: The role will expose an interested participant to the day-to-day operations of entertainment attorneys and various aspects of the entertainment industry which includes reviewing agreements, observing meetings with clients regarding potential projects, and helping to prepare materials for potential collaboration with clients.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: December 11-13, 17-18, 2018 & January 8-10 & 15-17, 2019 December 13, 2018 December 17, 2018 December 18, 2018


Farient Advisors

Farient Advisors (Farient) is an independent executive compensation and performance advisory firm with differentiated capabilities in performance analytics and pay for performance alignment. We help clients make performance-enhancing and defensible compensation decisions that are in the best interests of their shareholders. We lead the way for superior corporate governance by providing thought leadership and service to our clients through an innovative and superior delivery model. Farient is a prominent voice in Director and Investor Forums, co-chairs the National Association of Corporate Director’s (NACD’s) Executive Compensation Advisory Council, and is a member of the Council of Institutional Investors. Farient has offices in Los Angeles and New York and serves clients across multiple industries at various growth and maturity stages in more than 30 countries through our partnership in the Global Governance Executive Compensation Network (GECN). We maintain highly constructive relationships with Compensation Committees, management and investors.

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: 12/13-12/21, 1/3-1/11, 1/15-1/18
Date constraints: Since this is a consulting company, there is a chance that I personally will be unavailable to be in the office. However, someone from my team should be available to have the student shadow him/her.
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Jackson Lewis LLP

labor and employment litigation law firm

Career field: Law
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: I can offer to have coffee/lunch with a student interested in pursuing a career in law and/or the labor and employment field generally.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible.


Moody's Investor Service

Rating Agency part of Financial services

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: How we use financial statements, credit metrics and financial models to rate companies. We will go over our rating methodologies and a sample rating for a High Yield issuer.
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: 1/7-1/11, 1/14-1/16
Date constraints: I will be on maternity leave starting in October through the end of the year. So I have provided my personal contact information as my work email/phone will be generating auto replies while I am out. Hope that is not a mistake, don't want phone calls in the middle of the night from students. Please note, we will be closed if NYC schools are closed due to inclement weather but will do our best to reschedule as needed.


Mount Sinai Health System

Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties.

Career field: Labor relations (corporate)
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Day to day workings of the Labor Relations Department e.g. Step 3 grievance hearings, arbitration, CBA negotiations, etc.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Arrangements should be made in early December. We can host at three sites: Mount Sinai West, St. Luke's and Beth Israel.
Date constraints: cannot be between xmas and new year
Multiple students hosted on same day: No preference


Proskauer Rose LLP

For 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: Attend the Labor and Employment Department's annual lunch and guest speaker. Other possible shadowing opportunities may include: depositions, court hearings, bargaining sessions, client meetings, and/or attorney training sessions.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Generally the second Monday in January 2019. We have them attend the Labor Department lunch. I will confirm the exact date in December.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, Ministry of Sound Recordings, Monument Records, OKeh, Polo Grounds Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music and Verity Records. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

Career field: Human resources
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Employee Relations, OD, Recruiting
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: 12/11, 12/12, 12/18, 12/19
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


Blue Wolf Capital Partners

Blue Wolf Capital Partners is a private equity firm founded in 2005. We specialize in control investments in middle market companies. Leading by experience, and with a commitment to excellence, we transform companies strategically, operationally and collaboratively. We manage challenging situations and complex relationships between business, customers, employees, unions and regulators to generate superior returns and build value for stakeholders. See www.bluewolfcapital.com.

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: Private Equity Fund Manager investment pipeline and evaluation and other aspects of Private Equity Fund operations, including Private Equity Fund and Portfolio Company performance and valuations, Value creation business plans, legal and tax structuring, regulatory and compliance work, investor relations, investment theses.
Number of positions: 2 students
Dates available: Potentially week of December 17th or January 2nd onward.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Individually


FINRA

FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. FINRA is not part of the government. We’re an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. We do this by writing and enforcing rules governing the activities of more than 4,000 securities firms with approximately 640,000 brokers; examining firms for compliance with those rules; fostering market transparency; and educating investors. Our independent regulation plays a critical role in America’s financial system—by enforcing high ethical standards, bringing the necessary resources and expertise to regulation and enhancing investor safeguards and market integrity—all at no cost to taxpayers. Every investor in America relies on one thing: fair financial markets. That's why FINRA works every day to ensure that: every investor receives the basic protections they deserve; anyone who sells a securities product has been tested, qualified and licensed; every securities product advertisement used is truthful, and not misleading; any securities product sold to an investor is suitable for that investor's needs; and investors receive complete disclosure about the investment product before purchase. In 2016, through our aggressive vigilance, we brought 1,549 disciplinary actions against registered brokers and firms. We levied more than $176 million in fines. And we ordered $27 million in restitution to harmed investors. We also referred hundreds of fraud and insider trading cases to the SEC and other agencies for litigation and/or prosecution. In 2017, fines are already over $100 million.

Career field: Financial services
Location: New York, NY
Activities observed: This day will introduced students to what it means to be a regulator of the U.S. financial markets. They will hear about the different ways FINRA regulates the markets and protects investors. Students also will learn how FINRA helps investors protect themselves. Then, students will work with real FINRA regulators through a mock fact pattern that mirrors a regulatory issue that FINRA commonly addresses. Students also will learn what it means for a company to have a "corporate culture" and hear about steps FINRA takes to create a workplace atmosphere valued by employees. Along the way, students will receive career advice from successful attorneys, investigators and other professionals.
Number of positions: 7 students
Dates available: This FEX opportunity will be offered on one date - January 9, 2018. We'll meet from 10 am to 3 pm, and lunch will be included.
Multiple students hosted on same day: Same day(s)


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
Number of positions: 1 student
Dates available: Flexible - can accommodate any date with advance notice