Job/Internship & Interviewing Resources
Job search strategy includes employer research, strong networking, and interview preparation!
**Policy on Student Travel/Campus Visitors**
- Student travel for interviews– All interviews, including second rounds, should be virtual for the fall semester, so that no student travels for interviews before leaving campus for the semester. Students should not be placed in the position of potentially violating travel policies that may change day-to-day.
- Students hosting on-campus in-person employer event – No student or student organization should host an on-campus in-person employer information session in combination with or in lieu of a corporate hosted virtual information session. Given the student Behavioral Compact, we want to make it easy for students to do the right thing; scheduling and/or hosting an on-campus in-person event is excessive responsibility for students.
Learning more about the companies you're interested in gives you deeper insight into their operations and culture as well as better insight into personal fit. In addition to reviewing each company's website, below are a few sites that can offer multiple perspectives.
Buzzfile provides detailed company information for millions of U.S. businesses. Search for companies based on your major and filter your search by geographic location.
- Mergent Intellect
Mergent Intellect provides comprehensive company profiles which include company description, history, products, and financials. You can also search by industry to identify top companies.
Glassdoor provides select company overviews, including employee reviews, salary information, typical interview questions, and more.
- Cornell Engineering Post Graduate Reports
Want to know what companies hire M.Eng. students? Check out The College of Engineering Post Graduate Reports to see which organizations hire Cornell Engineers with your degree. Reports include employer name, job title, location, and salary statistics. Also included is information on graduate institutions, degrees, and disciplines. Reports are separated by degree level and major.
Search & Apply for Opportunities
Ready to apply for jobs and internships? Resources listed below represent University and college-wide sites to several niche platforms.
Handshake (Cornell University's jobs database)
Search and apply for positions in Handshake posted by employers seeking Cornell talent.
CU INTL Career
Career-related information and job opportunities in and outside the U.S. for Cornell international students.
Entrepreneurship at Cornell is a diverse, university-wide program that finds and fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in participants from every college, every field, and in every stage of life. Thinking of taking an idea and turning it into a startup business? The Entrepreneurship at Cornell team nurtures and supports student entrepreneurs' aspirations of taking those next steps through offering collaborative programming, business plan competitions, and other events. *Interested in joining a startup? Check out available job opportunities, internships, and join the Entrepreneurship at Cornelllistserv to learn more.
Experience Cornell allows you to search and apply for hundreds of opportunities both on and off-campus, including research, internships, campus jobs, and more.
Search for opportunities with startups and tech companies.
Interested in a career in biotechnology? Use the resources on the biotech careers site to learn about job areas within biotech (e.g. biofuels, biomanufacturing, biomaterials, cell culture, medical devices, medical diagnostics); view biotech employers in specific states, the US and globally; apply to biotech internships; hear from people who work in biotech companies.
Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO)
ECO jobs provides access to internship and full-time opportunities in a number of environmental fields, including renewable energy, natural resources & conservation, environmental law & policy, and more. Select the ECO jobs link to view instructions on how to log in using Cornell's account information.
Because not all employers participate in Cornell's On-Campus Recruiting program and/or post positions in Cornell's Handshake database, you are encouraged to visit their website and review their careers page.
Reaching out and building relationships with individuals working at companies and/or in roles within your field of interest is a vital component of your job search strategy. In fact, statistics have consistently shown that between 70-80% of opportunities are found through networking! For a comprehensive overview of how to build meaningful professional connections, check out the M.Eng./MPS Career Commons.
Check out the Engineering Career Center's multiple resources on interviewing (to access these resources, you will need to log in with your Cornell ID/password):
- Sample interview questions
- Case and technical interview prep
- My Consulting Coach
- Case Interview - The Ultimate Guide for Your Case Prep
- Pramp Interview Prep
- iMocha Practice Tests
Looking for practice?Optimal Interview is an online preparation and video resource provided by Cornell Career Services. With this resource, you will be able to select a range of interview questions, record your answers, and replay the recordings to assess your responses and body language.
Instructions for using Optimal Interview (part of Optimal Résumé)
1. Create an account with Optimal Résumé and log in
2. Select "Create New Interview"
3. Name the Interview (this is for your record only, so name it whatever you'd like)
4. Select Interview Type (e.g. Basic, Technical, Behavioral, Consulting, etc.)
5. Select Format (video recommended)
6. Scroll down and select "Continue Interview"
7. Click on the first video to watch the interviewer ask the question
8. Click on "record answer" to record your response (you will have two minutes)
9. Click on the third video to hear an explanation of the interview question