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Student Employment

Join the Cornell Dining student staff team!

  • Great Pay: One of the best starting rates on campus. Opportunities for merit raises at the end of each semester.
  • Free Meals: Student Employees receive free meals during their shift.
  • Flexible Scheduling: You choose the days and times you can work from available shifts. You choose the positions you'd like to work. Guaranteed days off if you request them. 
  • Convenient Locations: With units across campus you can work close to home or class to accommodate your busy schedule.
  • No Experience Necessary: Whether this is your first job or you have previous food experience, Cornell Dining has a position for you. 
  • Social Work Environment: Opportunity to meet a cross section of the Cornell community - both co-workers and customers.
  • Advancement Opportunities: Our Student Team is entirely student run; student supervisors and managers interview, hire, and train. Develop your leadership skills as a training captain, supervisor, or manager. 

To Apply:

Cornell Students: Apply for available student jobs on our Student Positions page. If you have any questions, contact:

Petros Pisinos | Student Director |

Jack Viehweg | North Campus-Cafes Student Assistant Director |

Ben McLean | North Campus-Residential Student Assistant Director |

Felix Roz | West Campus Student Assistant Director |

Erik Adolfsson| Central Campus Student Assistant Director |

Ethan Chen | Ag Quad Student Assistant Director |

Non-Cornell Students: You must apply online at

If you have any questions, contact:

Shawn Ruebel
HR Assistant
Student and Campus Life
Ithaca, NY 14850


If hired, you will be required to personally present your employment eligibility documentation before we can allow you to work. The most common documents we see are a driver's license and a social security card (you will need both) or a U.S. passport. You can also check with any dining location to see a complete list of acceptable documents and remember that only original documents can be accepted, no photo or faxed copies please. Cornell Catering separately hires student staff for their events, from formal banquets for thousands to elegant weddings for hundreds or dinners for a few.

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