About the A&S Career Development Office
Do you dream of starting your own business or becoming a professor and inspiring others? Do you want to work for an NGO and change the world or improve people's lives through health-care discoveries? Maybe you think you'd make a great government leader, lawyer, philosopher, economist or computer scientist. Maybe you're not sure of your path, but you have some subjects that interest you.
Arts & Sciences Career Development offers various career development tools and services to help liberal arts students define and pursue their goals. We are available to meet with students from first-years to seniors to discuss career exploration, job search strategies and communication with employers, including resume reviews and practice interviews. Career interest and skill assessment tools are available via individual career counseling appointments.
Want to meet with a specific counselor?
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Appointments are available from 9:00am - 4:00pm. If you cannot find an appointment time that works with your schedule, we encourage you to utilize same day appointments (see below).
172 Goldwin Smith Hall
Virtual Same-Day Quick Question/Resume Appointment
For the fall semester, we plan to offer our virtual same day quick question/resume appointments. These appointments are are 15-minute meetings with a career counselor for support with internship/job searches, resumes, cover letters, or any other quick question or concern. Please note that we only hold drop-ins while classes are in session.
Students can sign up for a virtual same-day quick question/resume appointment slot starting at 8:45am each day and up to the time of the appointment slot. For example, if it is 10:44am and there is a slot available at 10:45am, a student can sign up for the 10:45am slot.
Notes on scheduling:
- If there are no times listed on the Calendly page, then all of the same-day quick question/resume appointment slots have been reserved for that day.
- Same-day quick question/resume appointments will be virtual via Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join.
- Students must schedule via Calendly for same-day quick question/resume appointments. If there are no open slots, please try again the following day.
Virtual Same-Day Quick Question/Resume Appointments hours:
- Monday-Friday 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Want to meet with a specific counselor during same-day quick question/resume appointment hours? Use the links below to schedule with them directly.
RESOURCES AND APPOINTMENT POLICY
In order to use services and resources offered by A&S Career Development, students must be currently matriculated and enrolled in courses at the College of Arts & Sciences.
- Students are limited to ONE appointment per day and no more than TWO appointment per week unless otherwise approved by one of our counselors. Any appointments in excess of this policy are subject to cancellation.
- Alumni who have graduated from A&S within the last 5 years may meet with our staff members in person, via phone, or via video chat.
- We will, on occasion, meet with current students from other colleges; these appointments are arranged on a case-by-case basis.
PRACTICE INTERVIEW POLICY
In addition to regular appointments, students may also schedule practice interviews with staff members in our office.
- These appointments must be made with at least two days of advanced notice.
- Students must return our Practice Interview Preparation form at least one business day prior to their appointment. Should students neglect to return these materials, their appointments will be rescheduled.
RECRUITING, EMPLOYER COMMUNICATION, AND INTERVIEW POLICY
Students who are participating in on-campus recruiting and interviewing at Cornell must familiarize themselves with the policies as outlined by Cornell University Career Services, especially policies applying to cancelling interviews, reneging on offers, falsifying information, and best practices for approaching employers. Further, we do not release contact information for alumni or recruiters for career-related purposes without their explicit permission to do so.
Students participating in LinkedIn or career-related communication via social media are expected to adhere to the NACE standards for professional practice.
Resources for Faculty and Staff
Arts & Sciences students are uniquely positioned for many careers, yet they may not know how to best present their liberal arts background to employers. This is where Career Development can help. Our office is the first port of call for the English major headed for hospital administration or the sociology major thinking about environmental law, as well as any other combination of major and career. Students are encouraged to get to know Career Development staff early on in their time at Cornell.
In addition to what you find on the Career Development pages of this website, here are more resources that faculty and department staff can recommend as you advise students:
- Handshake: Cornell’s online recruiting system where employers post jobs and internships. Learn about current job openings, internship opportunities, and employers attending career fairs. Contact A&S Career Development for a faculty username and password.
- Alumni networking events are offered both on and off campus. Students may check Handshake or ask A&S Career Development for details.
- Career Fairs
- Careers After Cornell: Post-graduate survey results
- Student Employment will help students looking for on-campus jobs during the academic year.
- Cornell Career Services faculty page: Information on credentials and recommendations, competitive fellowships, and Health Careers Evaluation Committee (HCEC).
Here are some simple ways to connect your students with Arts & Sciences Career Development
- Invite Arts & Sciences Career Development staff to speak to your class for 10 minutes. We’ll briefly discuss how your field of study is relevant to various careers (with examples), share a few internship or job opportunities and talk about how Career Development can help. We’ll keep the discussion broad enough that non-Arts & Sciences students in the class will benefit as well.
- Keep our Career Development materials, including employment data, in your office and hand them out during office hours.
- Schedule a meeting with us to talk about how to assist your students in their career planning.
Please contact us if you know someone who wants to hire our students!