2019 – 2020 Recruitment Calendar
Effective November 2019, the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is a STEM-designated degree for OPT applications by international students in the graduating class of 2020.
All Cornell Tech programs run from September to May of the following year (with the exception of two-year programs, which also conclude in May).
Historically, over 80% of students graduating each year seek full-time employment and almost all students in the two-year programs (MS in IS, Health Tech and Connective Media) look for summer internships. The cross-disciplinary curriculum at Cornell Tech and the practical experience of working on teams with peers across programs prepare our students for a variety of careers in large companies and startups. A number of our students across programs have been startup founders prior to Cornell Tech or bring significant tech industry experience as product managers, marketers, or engineers. As the academic program at Cornell Tech provides business education to engineers and technical skills to business students, we encourage employers to consider students from all relevant programs for potential roles.
Please contact the Career Management Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in any of the below activities or to make alternative arrangements.
To facilitate meaningful professional networking and productive recruiting, Cornell Tech encourages companies to meet and engage with our students throughout the year. Interacting with the students directly delivers the most effective understanding of their capabilities and interests. To this end, we offer a number of alternatives to the standard recruitment presentation.
2019 Spring On-campus Presentation Dates
Companies interested in recruiting are encouraged to conduct on-campus presentations to help students learn about their work. Spring on-campus presentation/events can be generally scheduled on Mondays at or after 6 pm and many Fridays starting on Friday, January 24, 2020. It’s best to schedule an on-campus presentation a few weeks before interviews to allow some time for students to submit their resumes.
The CT Career Management office typically manages the resume collection process and shares resumes of interested applicants at the due date. Alternatively, companies may elect to have students submit their applications and resumes via their company’s portal.
Typically, companies that conduct lunchtime or evening presentations offer light refreshments to students. Cornell Tech has an exclusive agreement with the catering services located on-premises. Please click here for the menu and the contact information to place your order.
Tech Talks & Company Presentations
A talk or presentation centered on a subject relevant to engineering and business. Companies are encouraged to conduct these during breaks in classes to maximize students’ time and attendance.
Interview Clinics/Mock Interviews
Conducting an interview clinic is a great way to get to know students and help them master the interviewing process. It’s also a chance for companies to train their less experienced colleagues in the art and science of interviewing by giving them a chance to practice with our students. A clinic/mock interview session involves one experienced industry practitioner interviewing a student in front of a small group of peers and providing live feedback. Usually, these sessions take 45-60 minutes. Additional and one-on-one sessions can be conducted by phone or video conference.
Hosting a group of students is a great way to showcase your company and its culture. Most Fridays work well for company visits.
Students always seek advice and guidance from experienced professionals on their career opportunities and trajectory.
Companies are welcome to conduct interviews on the CT campus, or off-campus and/or remotely. Fridays tend to be the best days to conduct interviews.
On-Campus Blitz Interview Days
As an alternative to on-campus interviews, each semester Cornell Tech hosts three on-campus recruiting events for companies seeking to hire students for full-time and summer internships or part-time positions. Blitz days are conducted on Fridays and allow employers to interview up to 8 students in 30-minute intervals. An internally developed algorithm optimizes matching between students and companies based on skills, job requirements, and mutual preferences. Companies are provided with their interview schedules and resumes ahead of the event, which ensures that most qualified students are selected for the interviews.
Note that these events are conducted on Cornell Tech’s campus in New York City and do not coincide with Ithaca based Cornell University Career Fairs.
Cornell Tech does not charge for participation in any of the events (including recruiting events).
2020 Spring Blitz Interviewing Days are for companies ready to extend offers to students upon graduation (May) with full-time jobs and internships in the fall.
Friday, February 28: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, March 13: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, April 17: 10 am – 6 pm
Cornell University offer policies apply to students in relevant programs on the Cornell Tech campus.
GRADE NON-DISCLOSURE POLICY – Johnson Cornell Tech MBA
In September 2018, Johnson MBA students in the three full-time MBA programs (Two-Year, Ithaca One-Year, and Johnson Cornell Tech One-Year) passed a student referendum on grade non-disclosure. The policy was motivated by Johnson students’ desire to bring disclosure policies into alignment with Johnson’s collaborative culture and to encourage academic risk-taking. The school faculty support the outcome of the referendum.
Under the terms of the referendum, students will not be permitted to disclose their grades to recruiters until after a full-time, post-graduation job has been extended. The policy covers grade point averages (GPAs), grades in courses, and grades on assignments or exams. Exceptions include dual-degree students who are pursuing non-MBA roles (e.g. JD/MBA candidates who needs to disclose their GPAs to law firm recruiters), Johnson Cornell Tech students applying to positions not restricted to MBAs at the Cornell Tech campus, and students applying for fellowships, public sector, international, and/or nonprofit positions.
Johnson asks that all recruiters respect the policy and refrain from asking Johnson students about their grades.
Employers should submit job descriptions (full-time and internships) here. Each job or internship description should include a short description of your company, and the specific skills and competencies required and the expected learning experience that will take place. All jobs will be posted internally, accessible to all students and alumni. When posting jobs for alumni, please mark these as ‘alumni jobs.’
To request a resume book (available for incoming classes in September 2019), contact Career Management at email@example.com.
To reach the Cornell University Career Management Centers in Ithaca, please contact the following:
Cornell University Career Services (STEM programs)