Services for CALS Alumni

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!

CALS Alumni Mentor Network

This online resource will assist you in networking with CALS alumni who volunteer to share their career insights and advice. It is a valuable resource for you to identify contacts for informational interviews and career networking.

Visit the CALS Alumni Mentor Network

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.

Job Postings

An extensive number of single job vacancies are also posted on‐line through Cornell Handshake. Cornell Handshake 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 account at Cornell Handshake.

Interested in posting a full-time job or internship?

Individual Assistance

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.

Career Libraries

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.

Career Workshops

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.