Event Details

 “Over the past two years, the alumni career event has helped me connect with alumni that work in multiple different fields, as well as learn more about what jobs I may want to pursue after college. It was an incredible experience to be able to connect with alumni to get career advice and talk about their paths at Cornell and after graduation.” 
– Katherine McGahan ’20

The Cornell NYC Career Day was founded three years ago by the Women’s Lacrosse Alumnae with a mission of supporting female student-athletes to enhance their knowledge, skills, and professional network to pursue careers about which they are passionate. The results have had a lifelong impact—personal development, meaningful conversations, interesting internship opportunities, and full-time job offers!

Location: Deutsche Bank will host the day’s activities (Address: 60 Wall Street, New York, NY). The evening networking reception will be held in Cornell’s AAP Building (Address: 26 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY)

This event is comprised of a series of sessions with guests speakers from diverse industries, interactive workshops, and the opportunity to meet and network with Cornell Alumni.

“The event brought a large exposure to career opportunities that was insightful as a freshman. Not only that, but it allowed for connection and communication with the extended Cornell community which was an extremely valuable experience.” 

– Ellie Walsh ’21

“It’s great having all these alumni spend their time with us not only giving us a look into their careers but also helping us form our own career path. ” 

– Caroline Allen ’20 


9:00 a.m. Arrival & Coffee
9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:30 a.m. Workshop: Understanding Your Strengths
10:15 a.m. Roundtable: Tech, Entrepreneurship, Media/Sports
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Workshop: Using Your Strengths After Cornell
12:15 p.m. Lunch: Keynote Speaker, Q&A
1:00 p.m. Roundtable: Fiance, Consulting, Real Estate/Hospitality
2:00 p.m. Panel: Healthcare, Education, Non-profit
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Creating Your Brand
4:00 p.m. Communicating Your Story
4:30 p.m. Practice Makes Perfect! (Speed Networking)
5:00 p.m. Wrap Up
5:15 p.m. Walk to Cornell AAP Building (26 Broadway, 20th Floor)
5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
7:30 p.m. Program Close
*Agenda is subject to change.

Who will be joining us?  
Head of Communications for Travelers Insurance
Head of Brand and Content Strategy for Goldman Sachs

Associate Athletic Director for Johns Hopkins

Pediatric Critical Care Physician

Partner at AM Art Conservation 

Executive VP for Audible  

And many more!

“The Alumni Career Day is an event which not only introduced me to incredible alumni but also gave me a better understanding of the career I may pursue after graduation. Meeting with the alumni has helped me find my passion, and as I plan to attend the event for a second time this year, I would recommend participation to any female student-athlete.” 

– Linnea Begley ’21

Interested in serving as a panelist or speaker, facilitating a workshop, or hosting a student for a job shadowing experience? Complete this brief survey and we will be in touch! 

Margaux Viola, Lacrosse ’07
Lindsay Toppe, Lacrosse ’15
Libby Johnson, Lacrosse ’11
Paige Mollineaux, Field Hockey ’13
Catie De Stio, Field Hockey ’11
Jennifer Smith, Soccer ’90
Corinne (Cantrall) Patten, Soccer ’92
Cindy Spera, Soccer ’92
Dempsey Banks, Soccer ’17

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