Alumni & Career Connections

Are you a Communication Alumni?

We are interested in connecting with our alumni. Please take a few minutes to complete our alumni survey to help us find out how we can keep you involved in our department. 

LinkedIn Alumni Connections

Check out the list of Cornell alumni and their industries. 

Students should explore career services through the Cornell Career Services and CALS Career Development Center

Students should also follow the Department of Communication CornellUComm Facebook and Twitter feeds. 

Alumni Talks

The Communication Department is looking for communication alumni to speak to current students throughout the Fall 2023 semester, primarily from September to November. Talks can be either in person or virtual. We are looking for both recent graduates and longtime industry professionals to speak with students. If you are interested, please fill out this form: Alumni Talk Form.

Annual Young Alumni Madness

Starting in Fall 2014 during Homecoming Weekend, a group of Cornell Communication alumni connect with current students through the Young Alumni Madness. This event allows our current students to meet young alumni from various careers and gain advice regarding internships, the job application process, and future careers. This year's Young Alumni Madness is TBA.

COMMConnect, See your degree in action

Each spring, the Communication Alumni Advisory Board members return to campus to get to know and inspire current Communication students. During this event, alumni spend time reviewing student resumes and providing advice on the job search process on a one-on-one basis. Students and alumni are divided into smaller groups and throughout the afternoon, they work through real world case studies. Ultimately the groups present their ideas and solutions to the entire group and the alumni that brought the case study forward.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to Communication students to connect to someone in their desired career field. 

NYCOMM & LACOMM Seminar & Networking Trip

In 2017-2018, the Department of Communication will be offering students a chance to visit alumni in both New York City and on the west coast. Each city offers a different experience and opportunity to interact with our amazing alumni. During the trips, students will tour leading media, public relations, news, and film organizations while interacting with some of the top leaders of each field, who just happen to be Cornell alumni. 

Cornell Handshake

Cornell Handshake is a way for students to connect with alumni and learn more about various careers. Any alumni that is interested can add themselves or their company to this program as a way to connect with our students.

CALS Alumni Affairs and Development

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development provides lifelong involvement opportunities that are relevant, meaningful, and foster pride and loyalty among nearly 50,000 CALS alumni. CALS enjoys a dedicated alumni population that supports the college by engaging with students, volunteering, making gifts, recruiting future employees, and myriad other activities. Visit the CALS Alumni Affairs and Development office if you have additional questions.

CALS Alumni Mentor Network

Use the CALS Alumni Mentor Network to connect with Cornell Alumni around the world. Search by keyword to find someone in the area that you are interested in learning more about and then connect. 

Check out videos of past events on the Department of Communication youtube page

If you are an alumni from the Department of Communication and would like to become involved in our Department, email hec58 [at] (subject: Alumni%20interested%20in%20getting%20involved%20with%20the%20Department) (A)ac2396 [at] (subject: Alumni%20interested%20in%20getting%20involved%20with%20the%20Department) (shlee Cherry).