Recruiting for Employers
We are here to assist you in connecting with Cornell students while serving as champions for the College of Engineering and its programs.
There are numerous ways to recruit Cornell Engineers:
We provide undergraduate, graduate, and post doctoral students the opportunity to submit electronic resumes to positions for which they qualify, and to interview with employers on campus. This process is powered by Experience's eRecruiting (known on campus as CCNet).
Each year we host 200+ employers who conduct over 6,000 interviews with more than 1,800 students for full-time, intern and Co-op positions.
Job descriptions are posted online via CCNet. Students can view postings, and if they meet the requirements, submit resumes online to those of interest. After the resume submission deadline has passed, employers receive via email the bundle of resumes submitted. Typically employers have three days to look over the resumes and choose students they would like to interview by making them “Accepts” (accepted for interview) online. An accepted student can then electronically sign up for an interview time slot. Employers can monitor the sign up process in real time. Employers are strongly encouraged to select additional students as "Alternates", who may sign up for any unclaimed interview time-slots still available a few days prior to the interview day.
On-campus interviews typically occur late September through early December and from late January through mid-March. The majority of interviews for full time hires takes place during the Fall semester for students graduating in January and May. Recruiting for Co-op students occurs in February for work terms that start in September. The majority of Spring recruitment is for Summer Interns, although some interviews for full time positions also occur during this time.
On-Campus interviews for engineering students take place in 201 Carpenter Hall, the administrative and library building for the College of Engineering, located on Campus Road on the Engineering Quad. If there are no available interviews rooms in Carpenter Hall another career office on campus may act as host and allow use of their interview rooms.
Reservations for On-campus events can be made starting in May of each year for the entire upcoming recruiting season.
To set up an On-Campus Event you need an Experience account (free of charge). If you are not sure whether your organization has an existing account you can contact Experience at: 1-800-583-7741.
1. Schedule a Date(s) for Interviews
Reservations (for an interview room) are made by completing an Interview Date Request online. Be sure to look at our recruiting calendar located on the same page to be sure you aren't choosing dates during breaks.
Once your reservation request has been approved you will receive an e-mail confirmation from the Employer Scheduling Coordinator confirming your date(s) with instructions to complete the set up of your on-campus event.
The Recruiting Coordinator for the College of Engineering, Eng-Recruiting@cornell.edu, 607-255-1069 is your point of contact from this point forward.
2. Enter Your Job Descriptions
Once your reservations have been confirmed, your next step is to post your job description(s) online in Experience. Your job posting will not be approved and go live to students until it has been attached to your Interview Room/Interview Schedule. Keep in mind there is no cost for posting your jobs, if you are prompted for payment-you are not posting your job in the correct spot.
3. Managing Your Event
Once your recruiting event (room reservation, job posting, interview schedule) has been ‘Approved’ by our office, students can begin submitting resumes. You will also see that the “Trigger Dates” have been adjusted; these dates let you know the deadline for students to submit their resumes and your deadline to enter “Accepts” (students you accept for an interview). To request any changes, please contact the Recruiting Coordinator.
You can view your job description, note the trigger dates, and view submitted resumes (as well as cover letters and transcripts if you selected these to be submitted-you should be aware that requiring these items may result in fewer submissions.
After the resume submission deadline has passed you can begin making students “Accepts” (first choice to interview) or “Alternates” (second choice). You are encouraged to preselect/accept as many students as you have interview time slots available and at least 4 alternates. Note: 30 minute interviews=13 interview slots, 45 minute interviews=9 slots, 60 minute interviews=6 slots. Upon request we are sometimes able to adjust your schedule to fit in an extra interview by starting your interviews earlier and removing your 15 minute breaks. (A standard interview day is 8:30am-4:30pm, with two 15-minute breaks and a 1-hour lunch break)
You can use the Experience system to e-mail your 'Accepted' students to inform them of your interest, to encourage them to sign up for an interview time, invite them to your information session/presentation, to request that they complete applications on your website or to bring certain additional materials to the interview.
You can also view your Interview Schedule as it fills. If you wish to make changes to your schedule (Change start/end times, interview length, etc), please contact the Recruiting Coordinator prior to entering your 'Accepts'. It is much easier to adjust a schedule before students have signed up.
If you are unable to travel to campus to conduct interviews, we can still assist you in posting your job and creating an interview schedule to be conducted via Video Conference or Phone. Video Interviews can be done using either Skype or our Video Conference Room.
We have a closed IP and can only dial out for conferences. To reserve this room, when you make your online request for an interview room, indicate that interviews will be done via Video Conference. We will then work together to set a time to do a test run to ensure equipment compatibility.
If you are interviewing students via phone, the number to dial is: 607-255-6878.
If you are having difficulty please call: 607-255-1069.
If you are interviewing students via Skype, our name is: Cornell.engineering
Job Postings & Posting to Alumni
A Job Posting is set up much like an On-Campus Event, except that an interview schedule will not be attached to your job description. Jobs may be posted through Experience's eRecruiting for Cornell Students and Alumni with 0-5 yrs experience at no charge. There is no limit to the number of jobs you can post. Simply log into your Experience account and enter your job descriptions for Cornell, be sure to use the "Post to Linked Schools" in the "Work with My Schools" section. If you use the "Post to Experience Network" or "Post Jobs" options you will be taken to a fee-based service.
Cornell hosts several career fairs through out the year. There is a Technical and Engineering Career Fair each September and February.
Fall 2012 Technical & Engineering Career Fair
September 12, 2012, 10am-3pm
Barton Hall Details and Registration
2013 Startup Career Fair
January 30, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Duffield Hall, Details and Registration
Spring 2013 Technical & Engineering Career Fair
February 5th, 2013, 9am-2pm
Barton Hall Details and Registration
All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair
March 1, 2013, 10am-3pm
Low Library Columbia University, New York, NY
For more information
The complete list of Career Fairs at Cornell.
Information Sessions, Presentations, Tabling
Employer information sessions and presentations can greatly enhance your recruitment effort.
- Sessions held early in the semester raise student awareness about your organization and the opportunities you have to offer.
- Sessions held the evening before on-campus interviews allow you to present key information to students and highlight your organization.
Most information sessions for engineering students are set up by Engineering Student Organizations. Please choose a group from this list of trained and certified organizations to assist in arranging your information session. The student organization, for a fee, will reserve an appropriate room on the Engineering Quad, handle catering (if you so choose) and advertise the event to all students.
Employers may also choose to table in Duffield Atrium to speak with students in a more casual environment and catch them as they attend classes. Duffield Atrium is a main corridor of traffic on the Engineering Quad. A Student Organization can also set this up for you.
Some employers find that conducting a workshop versus an information session results in higher attendance. This is especially useful branding for lesser known organizations. Some past workshops conducted by employers have been: What is Consulting?, What is Wall St?, How to Case Study Interview, What is Investment Banking?, Big company or Small firm?, etc. To set up a workshop contact Claire Benton at email@example.com.