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Ambassador Program: Cornell -- Hear from current students & alumni

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Ambassador Questions


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• What opportunities are there for students to work on-campus or off-campus while in school?


The most common type of "on-campus" employment is being a teaching assistant for professors. Most professors that use teaching assistants will ask top performing students to be TA's for their course the following year. It depends on the course and the professor, but most times it just means taking attendance, grading, holding review sessions, and/or proctoring exams. It doesn't pay much, but for many people its also a sense of pride and so they also put it on their resume.

The only other type of "on-campus" employment I've seen is being a Residential Adviser (RA), working in Cornell Dining, Cornell Fitness Instructor/Monitor, or (in rare cases) a hired research assistant. Really, if there's a specific student position available around campus (which there are many) you can apply for it. Having or finding the time to actually work is the hardest part.

Off-campus, I guess you can really work anywhere around Ithaca. Once again, it depends on how much free time you're afforded, but by 2nd year spring semester, some people have so much free time that they find hourly jobs (I know of one MBA2 who started working at the car wash up the street :o )

Another potential source of income could be case competitions I guess. Some of them have great monetary prizes at the end and I've heard of some students that have gone case competition crazy :yikes . But I wouldn't recommend it because based on the expected returns and required effort, it's not worth doing a case competition only for the prize money. :lol:

I guess the last kind of "off-campus" employment would be potentially working for the company you interned at or the company you will work at. I have heard of and know of a few people who were able to arrange for paid work during the semester and/or over the breaks. It's completely individual and company dependent, but certainly possible. Just very rare because most people choose to spend their additional time in the second year to do the more social activities they overlooked in their first year or give back to the community by helping out the first years or organizing big events.

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Ambassador Questions


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• What is something not mentioned on the school’s website that an applicant should know?


I think most of what I've posted here isn't really mentioned on the school's website (which I have to admit probably needs some work :wink: ), but the one thing I will write here is that most Cornellians love the school and love to give back. And so I'd encourage you to reach out to any Cornellians/Johnsonians(?) that you know of or can find and ask them about their experience at the school. They will undoubtedly tell you the good and the bad, but I think you'll find that ultimately no one will have regretted their experience and that if they could they would do it all over again :-D

Feel free to post more questions that you may have about the school here, or PM me you don't feel comfortable doing so on this public forum.

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