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Class of 2018...

We are eager to hear from all members of the Class of 2018 about your postgraduate plans. Read more

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OCR Tutorial

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Two alumnae named 2019 Schwarzman scholars

Two Cornellians have been selected to join the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that sends young leaders from around the world to... Read more

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New website helps students ‘experience’ Cornell

The Cornell Student Experience Initiative aims to connect students with thousands of opportunities beyond the classroom. A new website will help them... Read more

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Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

The new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic programs that will benefit not only Cornell Tech students... Read more

Did You Know?

The CCS library contains several resources to help you write a personal statement for graduate school applications. A catalog keyword search on "personal essay" will help you identify them.

Welcome to Cornell Career Services

….where students engage in learning and self-discovery, and build connections to prepare for managing their careers as they contribute to a changing world.

Cornell Career Services is part of Cornell's Division of Student and Campus Life. Our comprehensive services in Barnes Hall are open to all students, and complement the services offered through career offices in the undergraduate colleges that are tailored to more college-specific academic and career goals. Students in the Johnson School of Management, Law School, and College of Veterinary Medicine are served by their independent career offices.

The mission of Cornell Career Services is to empower students to identify their strengths, interests, and values; discover and explore possibilities; gain experience; and develop strategies for pursuing diverse career paths and making mindful career decisions. We offer an array of career-development activities that inspire students to gain confidence and establish a foundation upon which to build their careers over a lifetime.

Cornell Career Services staff members want to help you learn about your skills and interests, and articulate them confidently in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal statements; identify and explore career options that you might pursue; and implement an effective strategy to attain your desired career outcomes. You will find many resources in these pages, and we also invite you to visit our offices in person.


2017-18 Career Guide


Your comprehensive guide to understanding the career-development process.

Versatile PhD

2013 Gold LogoNewCornell Career Services is an Out for Work Gold-Certified Career Center.