Cornell University

Employment

Cornell graduates are highly successful after graduation. The most recent survey of graduating seniors shows that about 54% of respondents entered the workforce; about 30% pursued graduate or professional studies; and the remainder undertook other endeavors including, volunteering, travel, etc. Those who were employed took positions in diverse sectors—about 80% in business/industry and 20% in public-sector and nonprofit fields.

The pages in this section of the site relate to careers that require additional education or that may appeal to students from any college at Cornell. The descriptions provide broad overviews of selected career fields and are not intended to substitute for the extensive research you should conduct before targeting a career field or job search. Refer to your college career office website for details on career paths that are specifically related to majors in your college.

For assistance with a job search for employment during summers or after graduation, refer to the Finding Jobs section under the Students tab above.