Advising, Career Services & Support
The Professional Academic Advising Community (PAAC) is comprised of more than 125 student-facing professionals across campus, who strive to support all Cornell students in a variety of ways throughout their time at Cornell.
We continue to provide the highest level of support and assistance to our students. Students should reach out to their respective advising and support offices to learn more about resources and opportunities to connect.
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)
College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
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?
Organizations have an opportunity to connect with students through in-person and/or virtual events, or a hybrid combination during career fairs, information sessions, interviews, etc.. As university guidance evolves, guidelines for on-campus visitors (employers and graduate/professional school partners are considered invited guests) will adjust accordingly. Look for up-to-date visitor and events information on the university’s COVID-19 website. Cornell Career Services works closely with employer and graduate/professional school partners to provide optimal engagement opportunities with Cornell students (see the schedule in Handshake).
Are services such as resume review, coaching and job preparation still available?
Career services staff are available by Zoom, phone, or in person (as guidelines allow). We offer dozens of upcoming career-related workshops and workshop recordings in the Media Library. Students can visit the Career Development Toolkit in Canvas for comprehensive career resources and tips. We encourage you to connect with alumni using CUeLINKS and use Handshake to find opportunities.
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.