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Cornell University

Opportunities for Families

Get to Know Us

Cornell Career Services participates in a number of programs on campus that families are likely to attend. We hold sessions during Cornell Days for admitted applicants, Orientation, Homecoming, Family Weekend, and other events. We hope to see you at one of these!

Some of our offices hold open houses in conjunction with these events. If you cannot attend any of these formal programs, ask your student to bring you by one of our offices to see our resources and perhaps meet a staff member.

Hire Cornellians

Family members can help us in Cornell Career Services by encouraging their employers to hire our graduates. Even if your child is not interested in working for your employer, perhaps another graduate will be. And perhaps another student's family member works for your student's top-choice employer and will post a position with us.

The talent pool at Cornell is impressive, with graduates coming from around the globe and having studied one (or more) of over 200 majors offered here. Employers tell us that they like to hire Cornellians because they're analytical, articulate, culturally savvy, focused, hardworking, innovative, motivated, multidimensional, talented, and team-oriented!

We make it easy for employers to reach entry-level candidates, through on-campus interviews, online job postings, recruiting events such as career fairs, resume books, and referrals. Employers can also reach graduates up to five years out of school through the Cornell Handshake system. Have your employer contact us for help in developing a hiring strategy.

Offer Your Expertise

We encourage family members to share their knowledge of career fields with current students, by joining CUeLINKS as a "Knowledge Sharer," hosting a student in your workplace, or participating on a career panel. Let us know at if you have any questions about how to get involved.