Agricultural Sciences students have a range of career options. The major can prepare you for work with the family operation, industry, Cooperative Extension, nonprofits, government, or advanced studies.
Both CALS and Cornell University have career services offices that will be helpful to you as you search for internships or post-graduation jobs. The career counselors can help you explore your interests, skills, and personality as you begin to search for positions. They'll also offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, and portfolios, and they can provide interview tips or even role-playing interview practice. Both career offices maintain databases of available internships and jobs that are available to students and alumni. Finally, they host on-campus events that will help you build skills and network with prospective employers. Find the career offices online at: CALS Career Development Office and Cornell Career Services.
The CALS Career Development Office maintains job listings of special interest to CALS students, and the career counselors are familiar with the interests and goals of CALS students. The following points are a guideline for conducting your job search with assistance from the CALS Career Development Office:
- Get individual assistance from one of the CALS Career Development Office counselors.
- Review the Full Time Job Search Websites and the listings of Internships and Summer Jobs.
- Search the Alumni Career Link. This database is comprised of CALS alumni who have volunteered to assist CALS students and alumni who are exploring career options, seeking advice related to a summer or full-time job search, researching graduate and professional school programs, and more.
- Participate in On-campus Recruiting.