Networking continues to be the most effective way of finding a job or internship, and of advancing your professional career. Most Cornell students cite networking as their primary method of obtaining a job. It is reported that 80% of jobs and 90% of summer internships are never advertised. Most employers prefer informal methods of identifying employees and circulating information about available positions.
(Human Ecology Career Alumni Mentoring Program)
provides a valuable opportunity for students, recent grads and alumni to connect in positive, collaborative mentoring connections. Through informational interviews or longer-term mentoring, alumni can enhance the quality of undergraduate career exploration and support recent graduates in their new careers by exchanging ideas and sharing experiences and knowledge.
Cornell Handshake Mentors
Cornell Handshake Mentors, Cornell's web-based database, accessible through
Cornell Handshake, consists of over 3,000 alumni, parents, and other friends of Cornell who are interested in offering career advice and insight from personal experience. Etiquette in using this network is similar to that used for AlumNet.
Cornell Career Services also helps you make alumni contacts through:
Cornell Career Services website for more information.