Career Assistance

Military Personnel and Veterans Find Success at Cornell

At Cornell, veterans and military personnel can find opportunities to advance the greater good, contribute leadership and technical skills, and take advantage of educational, professional and work/life benefits that are specific to their needs. The Families and Work Institute has awarded Cornell the 2013 Work Life Legacy Military Award for its support of veterans and military personnel. The institute cited the exceptional work of the Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG), which provides services and resources for the university’s veteran community. The VCNG, in cooperation with Cornell’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, also works with local counselors trained in PTSD and other military experiences. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The University is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. At the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Cornell seeks to advance the knowledge, policies and practices that enhance equal opportunities for all people with disabilities.

Jobs at Cornell: “Towards New Destinations”

Recruiters, transitioning soldiers and veterans alike are challenged with the task of translating military skills into civilian positions; to meet these challenges, Cornell has summoned the help of experts across campus to assist military personnel and veterans with job searches and career development. Explore the links and information below to start your career at Cornell!

Student Career Services at Cornell

Cornell Career Services (CCS) is part of Cornell’s Division of Student and Campus Life. At CCS, students receive guidance and career development services: explore the wealth of career assistance available to undergraduates, graduate students and alumni by visiting the CCS website, or contact the career services team. Whether you’re sure of what you want to do after you leave Cornell, or just beginning to think about the future, let CCS help you take control. Follow this link for an extensive list of career services FAQs with a search function for topics that range from University Career Fair dates to fellowship and externship opportunities.

In Service to Those Who Have Served:
Small Business, Small Farms – Big Success 

School of Hotel Administration, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration welcomes military personnel into their Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) training and education program. EBV is specifically geared to twenty-first century veterans with service-related disabilities. This program is provided at no cost to veterans who are developing entrepreneurial businesses in the hospitality industry, in particular the food and beverage segment. For further information, please contact:

EBV Program Manager, Kristen Ciferri: (607) 255.0179 /
EBV National Office: (315) 443.8791 /

Cornell Small Farms Project
The Small Farms Project at Cornell provides support services for military veterans seeking to farm by offering the following:

  • Intensive entrepreneurial “boot camps” to military veterans seeking to farm
  • Training opportunities on farms, allowing military vets to use GI benefits
  • Regional farmer veteran networking groups
  • “New Farmer Profit Team” of advisers
  • Online courses geared toward advanced beginners seeking to diversify with new enterprises
  • Wholesale marketing and equipment decision-making assistance

For more information, contact the Small Farms Program Office by calling: (607) 255-9227, or send an email to: smallfarmsprogram@cornell

Farm Ops: Northeast Beginning Farmers Project
Through Farm Ops, Cornell’s Northeast Beginning Farmer Program has teamed with established veterans groups to enhance the resources and training available for military veterans interested in farming and joining the agricultural community. For more information call (607) 255-9911, or send an email to

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