“Given I had never worked for a really large company, I had the image of these large firms as really well-oiled machines where everything was operating smoothly. It was reassuring and almost calming to see that there are mistakes along the way and no one’s perfect.”
Chen spoke to the lessons that students could take away from the program, including valuable soft skills such as interpersonal and communication skills, strong teamwork and leadership skills as well as hard skills including “business acumen from their mentors” and “how to implement industry practices in creating secure and robust software and designing impactful, user-friendly products.”
The state of the job market has become a concern for many students at Cornell who are facing internship cancellations and deferrals. However, students with certain majors who are pursuing their area of studies’ related fields — namely tech and finance — may have fewer worries than others.
“At the end of the day, I had to take a job I didn’t really want coming out of school at a pay rate that I probably didn’t want either,” Nolan said. “But I suppose that’s part of what made me an attractive candidate.”
Cornell moved up in its ranking, from 18 to 6, in the number of new volunteers it sent to the Peace Corps this fiscal year. Among other top schools in the ‘medium’ category are George Washington University and American University.
In today’s digital era, LinkedIn has become an essential tool for many to find job opportunities, network and cultivate career interests. While a handful might consider themselves to be pros of the work network, for those just starting out on LinkedIn, the art of marketing yourself online can prove to be tricky.
The start of every new school year brings with it a rush of emotions: excitement, anticipation, motivation and a slew of other positively-connotated feelings. O-Week rewards us prematurely with waves of blissful ignorance and the chance to bask in ironic nonchalance at a rigorous institution. The shrewd among us manage to reign over Add/Drop so supremely that they might not have a real class for weeks (kudos!). At the advent of Senior Year, though, I find myself grappling with a different set of emotions -— impatience, urgency and agitation prime among them. At the heart of this agitation is the paradox of choice.