About Networking Events
During winter and summer breaks, A&S alumni offer events in NYC, DC, and Boston for A&S students to meet alumni and learn about careers. Winter events are aimed at students who are still exploring options as well as those who are pursuing a specific career path. Often these events consist of panels, information sessions, networking and/or treks/tours. Event dates are typically announced in November for Winter and May for Summer events. Students should look for them on Handshake and register there.
These events are sponsored by the Arts & Sciences Career Connections Committee (ASCCC), Arts & Sciences Career Development, and Arts & Sciences Alumni Affairs & Development.
Summer 2020 events will tentatively take place *via Zoom* between June 16-25, 2020. Team events will be in the fields of Government & Policy, Finance, Media, Healthcare, and Law.
Through generous alumni support, A&S Career Development provides funding for students to attend A&S Career Connections Committee Networking Events over Winter break and Summer break.
Funding will be given in the form of a travel grant, meaning that students will receive a reimbursement for their eligible expenses. Students will make and purchase their own travel arrangements, and the grant will help to offset some or all of the costs of travel.
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to apply for funding:
- Current matriculated undergraduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences; you must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at Cornell.
- Returning to complete at least one full-time semester of coursework towards their bachelor degree at Cornell for the Spring 2020 semester OR must have graduated in December 2019.
Students are NOT eligible to apply for funding if:
- They have an OCR violation
- They are on a leave of absence
Funding Eligibility and Priority Details:
- Students within a 100-mile radius of event location, either NYC or DC, are not eligible for overnight expenses. Transportation may be reimbursable.
- Only domestic travel will be eligible. Students traveling from international locations may be eligible to receive hotel accommodations and domestic transportation support, but will not receive funding for international travel expenses.
- Priority will be given to seniors, then juniors, then sophomores, then first year students.
- Students with high financial need will be given preference. Please note there is a space on the application to indicate any individual or family factors affecting your need that may not be reflected in your financial aid package.