The services described below are presented as an aid to alumni of the college who may be seeking career assistance. You will find them to be both comprehensive and valuable. Please let us know how we can help you!
Alumni Career Link (ACL)
This on‐line service will assist you in networking with several hundred CALS alumni. The alumni provide assistance with exploring careers, seeking employment, and researching graduate/ professional schools. ACL is accessible at http://acl.cals.cornell.edu/.
Job Search Materials
We publish a series of handouts that provide information on career planning and job search topics, including resume writing, cover letters, and interviewing. Pick up a set in our office or view them on‐line.
An extensive number of single job vacancies are also posted on‐line through CCNet. CCNet services are open to alumni 0—5 years out from graduation. Log in using the Username and Password you had as a student. (Please call 607-255‐2257 if you need help retrieving your information.) If you graduated more than five years ago, you can search for Cornell alumni job postings by establishing an experience account at http://cornell.experience.com/alumnus/branded_login.
Trained career counselors and advisors are available by appointment to discuss career and job search plans with CALS alumni, either in person or by phone. The counselors are certified to administer various interest inventories that may further facilitate the career counseling process. This option can be discussed on an individual basis.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Library, 140 Roberts Hall, and the Cornell Career Services Library, 103 Barnes Hall, are open to all Cornell students and alumni. Descriptive career books, employer information, periodicals and web sites reference various career paths, employer contacts, salaries, job search techniques and listings, as well as graduate school information. Materials are searchable by keyword or academic major on‐line and the library can be accessed during office hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on Friday.
CALS Career Development and Cornell Career Services in Barnes Hall sponsor a number of late afternoon workshops and presentations during the academic year. Topics include skills identification, resume writing, cover letters, summer internship and job search methods, interviewing, career decision‐making, applying to graduate school, etc. A current schedule of programs and dates is available on the career events calendar. Some presentations are also available online.