Advising, Career Services & Support
The Professional Academic Advising Community (PAAC), which is comprised of more than 100 student-facing professionals across campus, supports all Cornell students in a variety of ways. As the University transitions to a hybrid residential semester for the fall, our offices will be adjusting the delivery of our services. Our goal during this time is to continue to provide the highest level of support and assistance for our students.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP)
College of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
SC Johnson College of Business
College of Engineering (ENG)
College of Human Ecology (CHE)
The ILR School
School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
Office of Undergraduate Biology (OUB)
Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI)
Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees
Asian and Asian American Center
First Generation and Low-Income Support
LGBT Resource Center
Office of Spirituality and Meaning Making
Undocumented and DACA Support
Women's Resource Center
Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS)
Cornell University Student Veteran Advisor
Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement
How will undergraduate and graduate recruitment efforts change?
Employer interactions will be conducted virtually until travel and visitor restrictions have been lifted. This includes career fairs, employer information sessions and interviews.
How will the Career Fair work this fall?
Cornell Career Services will be hosting all employer activities this fall virtually. University Career Fair Days will occur as originally scheduled on September 9 and 10, with September 9 focused on engineering and technical employers and September 10 focused on employers from all industries and sectors. Students will be able to engage in typed chat and video interactions with employers using virtual event software. Employer interviews that we host (usually referred to as “on-campus recruiting”) will be scheduled through Handshake but offered on virtual platforms. All employer information sessions will be held remotely as well. Graduate and Professional School Day will occur on September 30, also using the virtual event platform. Students will find details on all of these employer interactions in Handshake, closer to the event dates.
Are services such as resume review, coaching and job preparation still available?
Counselors in your college career office, as well as in Cornell Career Services (CCS), are available by Zoom or phone for a variety of career development services. Other support services are also available remotely. CCS is sponsoring a weekly chat series on various topics throughout the summer, and many of the college career offices continue to offer programming virtually. Check for details in Handshake, and find recordings of many of these sessions on career.cornell.edu. A new Career Development Toolkit has just been launched in Canvas.
Will I have access to career services if I take a leave of absence?
Any restrictions of your leave of absence will determine what services are available. Generally speaking, you should have access to Handshake, job postings (without campus interviews) and the Career Fair, but you will not be eligible to participate in virtual campus recruiting. Individual appointments and attendance at some programs (even virtual ones) may be limited, depending on capacity in your college career office.
What is the guidance for student organizations that typically host recruiters on campus?
Recruiter visits will be virtual until travel and visitor restrictions have been lifted. Student organization leaders should work with their career services contacts to develop a strategy for helping employers create opportunities to meet and engage with students virtually. This coordination is crucial to be sure that events are advertised on Handshake and that all students have access to them.