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Career Development Toolkit

Winner of the 2023 National Association of Colleges and Employers Technology Excellence Award and the 2022 Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Technology Innovation Award.

The Career Development Toolkit is a career resource consisting of modules in Canvas. A module consists of a series of ordered pages with built-in interactive activities. View in Chrome or FirefoxModule topics include:

Cover LettersJob and Internship SearchApplications: Jobs/InternshipsPortfolios
FairsInterviewingJob Offers and NegotiationsHired
InternationalCurrent Graduate StudentsResearchFellowships
Further Education   
Pre-GraduatePre-LawPre-Vet (see below)Pre-Health (see below)
Industry-Specific Modules   
ConsultingData ScienceEntrepreneurshipFinance
Product Management (PM)Real EstateSoftware Engineering (SWE)User Experience (UX)
Professional Skill Building   
Career ReadinessPersonal Finance  

See our brief recorded tour of the Toolkit.

Read more about the goals of the Toolkit in our article published by the National Career Development Association (December, 2023). 

Gaining Access

For Current Students

You will sign in with your NetID and password and self-enroll. If you are already enrolled and want to dive in, jump to the course. In canvas you can also go to Courses > All Courses > Browse More Courses to search for the Toolkit.

For Alumni

If you have never had access to Canvas before, you’ll first have to request Canvas access and then self-enroll

For Faculty and Staff

You can self-enroll as a "student" user. Contact if you would like ideas for how to incorporate Canvas into your course.

Additional Canvas Courses

In addition to the Toolkit, we have other Canvas resources:

Campus Recruiting Tutorial

Campus Recruiting (CR) Eligibility Tutorial. Completion is required to gain eligibility to participate in on-campus recruiting. Enroll in the Tutorial. Alternatively, in canvas you can also go to Courses > All Courses > Browse More Courses to search for CR. If you were approved prior to September 1, 2023 you do not need to retake the tutorial. 

Health Careers

Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) Pre-Health Guide.  


Pre-Veterinary Planning course is intended for those applying to vet school and was created by CALS. Enroll in Pre-Vet.

Some individual colleges have supplemental materials in Canvas. Contact your college career office for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between your website and these Canvas modules?

The modules are more interactive, and also conveniently located on Canvas so content are in the same place you go for your academic classes. There's hundreds of pages of content in the toolkit. That's also where the resume templates are. 

Why should I join the Career Development Toolkit?

  1. It can help kickstart your career journey
  2. It is accessible 24 hours/day 7 days a week and can enhance your conversations with career coaches
  3. It is packed with detailed information and tips from Cornell alumni
  4. New content is added frequently – currently there are 300+ pages

Why does the page appear to be missing graphics?

Canvas modules work best in Chrome. Try a different web browser to get the full experience.

Can I suggest an edit or request new content?

We welcome suggestions! Share your feedback on our survey.

I'm a student at Weill and I’m having trouble gaining access.

Weill users can create accounts in Canvas by logging in with your Weill ID. You will see an option to create a Canvas user account. Once you create an account, you'll be able to use the self-enroll link to access the course.

Will my access expire?

The course is perpetual term meaning as long as your NetID is active, you will be able to access the content. When you graduate, you should retain access to Canvas. The Toolkit is especially helpful if you're thinking about applying for graduate education. 

Can I unenroll myself?

You can leave the Toolkit by selecting "Drop this Course" from the right-hand navigation buttons. You can always re-join if you change your mind.