Cornell University


The main career library in 103 Barnes Hall serves all Cornell students. It consists of approximately 540 books and 570 websites; information on law schools, medical schools, and other graduate programs; and test prep materials. There is a media room for accessing the web and printing information. Hours are 8:00 am—4:30 pm, Monday—Friday, year-round. Numerous additional online resources can be found in the Link Library.

Also, each College Career Office has a career library with resources relating specifically to the academic offerings of that college. Several have career library databases (see the links below).

Other Helpful Resources

  • Career Beam (for current students and alumni)
    Resources include career exploration and planning; resume, cover letter, and interview preparation; and industry resources such as First Research Industry reports that cover hundreds of industries in North America.
  • Career Insider (powered by Vault) (current students only)
    Access resources to explore a variety of professions/industries; search and apply for jobs and internships; and learn how to craft effective application materials. Review the downloadable VAULT Guides to broaden your knowledge on a myriad of topics including consulting, law, finance, interviewing, graduate schools, top employers, and more!
  • JGSM (Management School) Library
    Access over 70 databases such as Hoovers, CareerSearch, and Factiva to review comprehensive company profiles, create lists of potential employers, and stay current on global and business news.

  • LinkedIn
    LinkedIn is a valuable tool for networking with Cornell alumni and others, exploring careers, and searching for jobs and internships. Review resources available about networking, building a profile, using an alumni tool, and other topics. Also informative is a LinkedIn blog; for example, in the blog are results of a data- mining project that show common career transitions, starting from a particular job title. Stay up to date on industry news and career advice through LinkedIn Pulse: you can browse through the top posts or receive more tailored information by following channels or top LinkedIn influencers.