The College of Human Ecology advising and counseling staff in the Office of Student and Career Development is available to support you. Book an appointment with an available counselor to discuss issues, address questions or concerns, examine your goals and plans for the future, and begin problem-solving for success.

Our programming and services remain available to help you navigate your planning. 

We are available to discuss:

  • unique approaches to job and internship searches
  • conducting information interviews/effective cold calling
  • considering unpaid internships
  • preparation for virtual and in-person interviews
  • shifts in professional goals/ambitions
  • new opportunities to leverage your Human Ecology education and experience
  • exploring new professional and service interests
  • alumni engagement

Any student considering a health leave of absence should visit the Health Leave of Absence site for details managing that process. Please schedule an appointment with a counselor in our office and work with the university Health Leaves coordinator to address questions.

Special Announcements:

Let’s Talk is only available at the times listed on the website. If interested, please use the relevant link to access the Zoom meeting with a counselor. Students will be seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis. There may be a wait in the virtual waiting room if the counselor is seeing another student. Please wait and they will be with you as soon as they can.

CAPS Workshops

CAPS staff members will be facilitating virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in workshops focused on helping students to thrive during this difficult time. These 60-minute workshops will be offered often. Please regularly check their website for updates.


Let’s Meditate is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners.

  • Everyone is welcome! Let’s Meditate is open to all members of the Cornell community, including students, faculty, and staff of all ages, genders, sizes, shapes, and abilities.
  • Participation is FREE. You are welcome to come to as many sessions as you wish.

Human Ecology Career Development Programs for Fall 2023 are geared toward developing skills, learning about career fields and connecting with alumni.


Young Alumni to Share Career Advice

Sponsored by the Human Ecology Young Alumni Council

Take advantage of these virtual career conversations to gain valuable information and advice from young alumni on their career experiences and knowledge in finding internships and jobs.

Design and Fashion Recording

Madeline Winer, DEA '17 Design Researcher + Strategist, United Technologies
Rae Dagdagan, FSAD '16 Freelance Clothing Designer
Kathryn Smith, DEA '18 Design Strategist, HLW
Molly Kestenbaum, FSAD ’17 Merchandise Assistant Men’s, DTC, Ralph Lauren
Katrina Stropkay, DEA '17 Service Designer, Cantina

Policy & Education Recording

Terry Horner NS '92 Ph.D'98 Assistant Director, Government Accountability Office
Sarah Rose Aiken, HD '18 Masters Student, Teacher's College, Columbia
Olivia Healy, PAM '12, PhD Student, Northwester, Human Development and Social Policy
Alex Payne, MPA, PAM '09, Legislative Director, US House of Representatives - Congresswoman Kim Schrier
Sam Turer, PAM '18 Strategist, Schoen Consulting

Healthcare/Nutrition/Medicine Recording

Laura Santacrose, HD '11, Assistant Director, Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Cornell University
Sara Ragi, B&S '18, MS Nutrition at Columbia
Brittany Jarret, NS ‘12, RD ‘14, PhD ‘17, Associate Medical Writer, McCann Health Medical Communications
Kelsey Sklar, HBHS '17 MD/MPH student, SUNY Downstate
Lauren Braun, HD '11 Business Development Manager at Quartet Health
Ariana Korman, NS '18 RD, CDN, Nutrition Manager, Juice Press
Dr. Brian Santacrose, HD, '08 Pediatrician, Children's Medical Clinic, Santa Barbara

Design/Ergonomics/Sustainability/Architecture Recording

Madeline Winer, DEA '17 Design Researcher + Strategist, United Technologies
Melanie Gowen, DEA '09 Real Estate Sales
Hadley Parker, DEA '18 Designer, TPG Architecture
Perry Lawson, DEA '18 Designer, CBT Architects
Megan Cackett DEA' 16 Human Factors Researcher, Google
Jaclyn Popkin DEA'11 Property Manager, RFR Realty
Eden Brachot DEA '15, Design Strategist at HLW

Learn more about the difference our alumni are making with their Human Ecology education.

For more information, please contact the Human Ecology Alumni Affairs office

How you present and distinguish yourself in these times is an opportunity to display confidence, hopefulness, vision, leadership, and calm. Let us help you find a path to work and experience that has meaning, and critically assess your readiness to pursue it all!