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Preparing for an Interview with Professional Service Firms

Get prepared for your upcoming interview with professional service firms by viewing the video of this recent workshop conducted by Jack Little, the Dyson School's senior lecturer of accounting, along with the PowerPoint presentation.

Resume and Cover Letter Preparation for Professional Service Firms

Get prepared for your upcoming job search with professional service firms by viewing the video of this recent workshop conducted by Jack Little, the Dyson School's senior lecturer of accounting, along with the PowerPoint presentation.


On-Campus Recruiting

Dyson School students are recruited by top employers in the private sector for careers in banking and finance, marketing, management, consulting, accounting, auditing, retailing, sales, and purchasing, as well as for positions in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Because students majoring in applied economics and management are in such demand, their starting salaries are higher than the national average of business majors.

Getting Started

You will want to become familiar with the outstanding services provided by Cornell Career Services and the CALS Career Development Office as soon as possible—even in your freshman year. It is never too early to begin exploring career and internship opportunities by attending their career fairs, using their career libraries, and talking to alumni through the web-based Alumni Career Link.

You can also talk to career counselors and job-search coaches, learn how to write great resumés, practice your interviewing skills, or research employers and organizations.

Don't forget, too, that your advisor and other Dyson School faculty can be excellent sources of job leads.

Career Services for Dyson School Alumni top

Dyson School alumni can continue to use the services provided by the CALS Career Development Office. To review jobs posted specifically for CALS alumni or to post a job for CALS alumni, visit the alumni job postings. Alumni can also meet with a career counselor or advisor by phone or in person, and attend career-related workshops.

Career Services Offices top

For detailed information and sign-up procedures for on-campus recruiting for both full-time jobs and internships, visit the CALS Career Development Office or Cornell Career Services. Don't delay! Many companies and organizations begin recruiting in early September for full-time positions and in November for internships.

CALS Career Development Office
140 Roberts Hall
Ph: 607.255.2257

Cornell Career Services
103 Barnes Hall
Ph: 607.255.5221

Internships top

Finding a summer job, internship, or volunteer opportunity can seem daunting. There are so many opportunities out there!

The CALS Career Development Office (CDO) offers a variety of resources that can help connect you to a broad array of opportunities. For example, you can search through CDO's online database of over 500 paid and unpaid, regional, national, and international opportunities. The database includes internship descriptions and contact information, and you can search for opportunities by class year, as well as by geographic location.

Links to web-based postings of internships and summer jobs, and Cornell Career Services's online library catalog can help you narrow down the many exciting options. Your faculty advisor can also be an excellent source of job leads.

Don't forget to get individual assistance from a CDO counselor. It's the perfect way to start your internship or summer job search.

Earning Credit for Internships top

Because many businesses and organizations offer only nonpaying internships for which a student must earn academic credit, we have established a special one-credit, S/U independent study option. You are not eligible for credit if you are paid.

Please see the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in B60 Warren Hall or refer to the eligibility requirements and internship contract for more information. The deadline for submitting a contract for a summer internship is June 1.

Dyson School Internship Support Grants for Unpaid Internships top

Thanks to the generosity of a number of donors, the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management can provide support to Dyson undergraduates who accept unpaid internships. Grants of up to $2,500 are available for selected students. Students apply for summer, winter, spring or fall awards.


  1. The applicant must be an active, full-time undergraduate AEM major at the time the application is made.
  2. The internship must be unpaid.
  3. The applicant must meet one of the following eligibility conditions:
    1. Any student who is taking an internship with a not-for-profit organization, government agency (executive, legislative or judicial), or a community service organization, including but not limited to a for-profit hospital, social service agency, or environmental quality/services firm.
    2. A student who has a financial aid package that includes work (including but not limited to federal Work Study) and who has any unpaid internship, including for a for-profit, commercial firm.
  4. Applicants must have an I-9 on file with the University

Application Process:

An application may be obtained here:

  1. An application must be submitted online to
  2. The application form must be completed fully
  3. The application must include
    1. A copy of the written offer from the host organization/firm
    2. A copy of the applicant's federal work study eligibility, if applicable
    3. A brief statement explaining your academic and/or career goals and how this internship will help you achieve those goals
    4. A budget for transportation and/or living expenses with an explanation or justification for each item.
  4. Applications are due on the following dates, depending on the time of year that the internship occurs:
    1. Summer internships: Due first Monday of preceding April
    2. Fall internships: due first Monday of preceding June
    3. Winter or Spring internships: due second Monday of preceding November

For additional information or to submit an application, see:
Adrienne Wilson
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Funding for Agriculture and Food-Related Internships top

Special funding is available for internships related to agriculture, food, and horticultural and green crops. The International Food Systems Fellowship helps students gain practical experience applying applied economics and management tools to agriculture and food-related challenges around the world. The Thomas Family Internship Fund encourages students to think outside the box as marketers and consumer product innovators in the area of horticultural or green crops. If you believe you qualify for one of these opportunities, please email Adrienne Wilson.

Employment Statistics top

The following post-graduate statistics come from the annual survey of our B.S. recipients that is conducted by the Career Development Office. Complete details can be found in the CALS Postgraduate Report.

Starting Salaries, Class of 2013   Post-Graduation Plans, Class of 2013
Mean, Base Salary $61,637 Percent Response 89%
Median, Base Salary $65,000 Employed 80%
Median Signing Bonus $10,000 Graduate/Professional School 6%
  Seeking Employment 12%
Other Endeavors 2%

Recent Employers* top

Accenture IBM
Aldi Information Services Group
American Retail Corporation Inglenook
Bain & Company Java Farm Supply, Inc.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jefferies & Co.
Barclays J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
BlackRock KGS-Alpha Capital Markets
BNP Paribas Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
Burger King Corp. Lincoln International
C&S Wholesale Grocers Lloyds Banking Group
CBRE Lokai Holdings LLC
Cintas Corporation Maxus
CIT Group McDonough City Park Academy
Citi Microsoft
Citigroup MightyHive
Cornell University Minnesota Swarm
Cottonwood Ag Management Morgan Stanley
Cushman & Wakefield National Football League
D.E. Shaw & Co. Nielsen Company
Dalian Ocean Pearl Foods Co. Ltd. Oliver Wyman
Dave's Coffee Company Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
Dejoy, Knauf, and Blood LLP Oracle Corporation
Deloitte Consulting PNC Financial Services
Delta PricewaterhouseCoopers
Deutsche Bank Procter & Gamble
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Qualcomm, Inc.
ERG Property Advisors RBC Capital Markets
Exeter Group Reality Income Corporation
Ernst & Young Red Antler
FactSet Research Inc. Ross Stores
Farm Credit East S.C. Johnson
Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corp. Saatchi & Saatchi
Franklin Templeton Investments Shea & Company
Gap, Inc. TD Ameritrade
General Electric TD Securities
Georgetown University Teach for America
Goldman Sachs thinkplay
GREE, Inc. Trend Capital LLP
Greenwich Group International UBS
Gubbins Unilever
Hall Capital Partners ZS Associates
*Note: Not all recent employers are listed.

Job Titles of Recent Graduates top

Account Manager Global Banking and Markets Analyst
Acquisitions Associate Global Real Assets Analyst
Advisory Associate Investment Banking Analyst
Analyst Investor Relations Analyst
Asset Management Analyst Leveraged Finance Analyst
Assistant Account Executive Loan Officer
Assistant Buyer Management Consultant
Assistant Media Planner Marketing Administrator
Associate Consultant Operations Associate
Associate Director Product Marketing Coordinator
Audit Staff Product Specialist
Business Advisor Program Manager
Business Development Analyst Real Estate Analyst
Credit Product Analyst Retail Management Program Trainee
Enrollment Analyst Revenue Management Strategy Analyst
Farm Manager Trainee Risk Management Program Associate
Financial Analyst Rotational Associate
Fixed Income Credit Sales Analyst Sales and Trading Analyst
Futures Associate Sales Associate
General Manager Systems Integration Consulting Analyst