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New Career Services Canvas Course Launches

Cornell Career Services has launched a Career Development Toolkit in Canvas. The Career Services team knows that it can be hard for students to fit workshops and programs into their busy schedules, so they wanted the information to be available “on-demand” – when it’s convenient and when students are ready for it. The team started working on these modules in January, and expanded the initial line-up of modules once the university moved to working remotely due to the pandemic.

The Toolkit presents interactive exercises covering some of the primary components of our services, starting with Career Readiness, Resources, Networking, Resumes, Letters, Job Search, and Interviewing. Students and interested staff can enroll for this course at any time.

The modules are easy to understand and engage students in activities that build confidence for advancing their career goals. They are a good starting point, but they’re not meant to replace the 1:1 services offered by Cornell Career Services. "We encourage students to follow up with individual appointments after completing modules. Staff in all campus career offices are available for phone or Zoom appointments," said Rebecca Sparrow, senior Director for Cornell Career Services. Find links to make appointments online at

A great group of staff members in Cornell Career Services has made this possible. Jess Perlus has been the project manager, and Greg Foster and Rebecca Sparrow joined her on the project team. Other staff members who contributed significantly to various modules or are currently working on additional ones include Heather Fortenberry, Craig Jones, Mia Ferraina, Kailyn Andrews, Leslie Kurtz, Caleb Yu, Chelsea Rule, and Sam Carney. A big thank-you, too, to collaborators across Cornell, including Peggy Settel, Kay Lewis, Autumn Moser, Ana Adinolfi, Ksenia Inova, Michelle Cox, Nate Lindberg, Jennifer Mimno, Jen Micale, Kerry Spitz, and Christine Holmes.