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Are you a Communication Alumni?

We are interested in connecting with our alumni. Please take a few minutes to complete our alumni survey to help us find out how we can keep you involved in our department. 


Linkedin Alumni Connections 

Check out the list of Cornell alumni and their industries. 


If you are looking to learn more about Communication Industry careers, connect with Communication Young Alumni, review career tips from alumni, or even see the journeys of some of our current students, check out the NEW COMMCareerLink. This site was designed for Cornell Department of Communication majors and is both a gathering place for career information across campus as well as information specific from Communication alumni and students. Students should explore career services through the Cornell Career Services and CALS Career Services Centers. 

Students should also follow the Department of Communication CornellUComm Facebook and Twitter feeds. 


Coffee Chats in the Hub

Our new home in the Mann Library Building created an amazing opportunity for our students and alumni to connect. Coffee Chats are smaller informal information sessions presented by our alumni and happen as we hear about alumni coming back to campus. Let us know if you are visiting campus and we can set up a Coffee Chat that would allow our students to learn from your experience from our major to your current position. 


Annual Young Alumni Madness

Starting in Fall 2014 during Homecoming Weekend, a group of Cornell Communication alumni connect with current students through the Young Alumni Madness. This event allows our current students to meet young alumni from various careers and gain advice regarding internships, the job application process, and future careers. This year's Young Alumni Madness is TBA.


COMMConnect, See you degree in action

Each spring, the Communication Alumni Advisory Board members return to campus to get to know and inspire current Communication students. During this event, alumni spend time reviewing student resumes and providing advice on the job search process on a one-on-one basis. Students and alumni are divided into smaller groups and throughout the afternoon, they work through real world case studies. Ultimately the groups present their ideas and solutions to the entire group and the alumni that brought the case study forward.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to Communication students to connect to someone in their desired career field. 

 


NYCOMM & LACOMM Seminar & Networking Trip

In 2017-2018, the Department of Communication will be offering students a chance to visit alumni in both New York City and Los Angeles. Each city offers a different experience and opportunity to interact with our amazing alumni. During the trips, students will tour leading media, public relations, news, and film organizations while interacting with some of the top leaders of each field, who just happen to be Cornell alumni. 

This is the first year that we will be making the trip to LA. Please review the information below to gain a better understanding of each trip. Students are responsible for some of the cost of each trip but that amount varies based on the city.

 

Learn the details of the NYCOMM and LACOMM networrking trips here.


Alumni Interview with Kate Snow '91 and Scott Schiller '81

Communication alum Kate Snow '91 talks about her career path since Cornell in an interview with Cornell alum Scott Schiller '81. Special thanks to both Kate and Scott for their continued support of our students and the Department of Communication.

 


Cornell Handshake

Cornell Handshake is a new way for students to connect with alumni and learn more about various careers. Any alumni that is interested can add themselves or their company to this program as a way to connect with our students.


CALS Alumni Affairs and Development

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development provides lifelong involvement opportunities that are relevant, meaningful, and foster pride and loyalty among nearly 50,000 CALS alumni. CALS enjoys a dedicated alumni population that supports the college by engaging with students, volunteering, making gifts, recruiting future employees, and myriad other activities. Visit the CALS Alumni Affairs and Development office if you have additional questions.


CALS Alumni Mentor Network

Use the CALS Alumni Mentor Network to connect with Cornell Alumni around the world. Search by keyword to find someone in the area that you are interested in learning more about and then connect. 


Check out videos of past events on the Department of Communication youtube page

If you are an alumni from the Department of Communication and would like to become involved in our Department, email communication@cornell.edu