Cornell University

ACP Overview

Alumni Connections Program

We welcome alumni, parents, and other professionals to sponsor a Cornell freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior through the Alumni Connections Program (ACP) to help them explore careers of interest. This program offers a wide range of brief career exploration job shadowing and informational interviews for students to complete throughout their time at Cornell.

The offerings in this program allow students a rare opportunity early on in their career exploration to observe and hear about career options directly from the professionals doing the work that interests them. Sponsors provide critical information, advice, recommendations, and contacts for further career path research and are under no obligation to offer students future internships or employment.

Sponsors can assist student participants in learning:

  • How to research career fields, organizations, or industries of interest.
  • How to interact with professionals in the world of work and seek out information about work culture and behavior.
  • How to anticipate career path issues, struggles, manage their own career choices, and their personal experiences.

Registration Overview

  • Read the Program Logistics page to fully understand the parameters of the program.
  • Peruse the ACP Student Pages for additional information.
  • Register to post your opportunity or update your current record.

Important Dates



Fall Break 2019 Saturday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 16
Winter Break 2019 Sunday, December 22 - Saturday, January 18
February Break 2020 Saturday, February 22 - Tuesday, February 25
Spring Break 2020 Saturday, March 28 - Monday, April 6

Summer Break 2019

Saturday, May 16 - Wednesday, August 26

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