Career Coaching

Career Coaching includes:

  • Advice about all career-related resources, the alumni network, and on-line tools available
  • Guidance in researching potential careers, industries and job markets.
  • Advice on effective networking strategies.
  • Resume reviews and critique.
  • Cover letter reviews and critique.
  • Assistance with interview skills preparation and practice.
  • Advice on salary negotiation.
  • Alumni are eligible for 3 coaching sessions within a 12 month period with Cornell alumni career advisors.  
  • Additionally, access to a curated list of executive and career coaches is linked below.

Johnson Alumni Career Coaches:

**Johnson Career Coaches are available to MBA alumni only. All others should contact their college career office for assistance**

Laurie Sedgwick

Laurie Sedgwick

Senior Associate Director

Laurie Sedgwick has been providing career advising for graduate and undergraduate Cornell students for over 15 years. Laurie also has experience as an executive search consultant, program manager for a biotech start-up, and was the director of human resources for a non-profit. She had a six-year career with the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a parachutist, jumpmaster, platoon leader, and company commander. Laurie received a B.A. in English Literature from Michigan State University, is an Executive Coach, and is MBTI certified. Areas of advising concentration: self-assessment & career exploration & Executive MBA Alumni Advising.

To schedule with Laurie:

    Ellis Chase

    Advisor, Alumni Career Development
    Located in NYC (effective Sept 1, 2018)

Mr. Chase has had diversified, extensive experience in career and executive advising, including consulting and training in corporations, consulting companies, private practice, and universities.
Corporate clients have included Deloitte, General Electric, Estee Lauder, Goldman Sachs, The Gartner Group, Purdue Pharma, Swiss Re America, ING Capital, Penguin Putnam, American Civil Liberties Union, Hess Corporation, Sabert Corporation, and Citigroup. University clients have included Cornell University, Yale University, Clark University, Sarah Lawrence College, University of Georgia, New York University, The New School, and many others.
His employment history includes several years as Managing Director at Right Management Consultants and Systems Staffing Officer with the Chase Manhattan Bank.
He was an instructor with the Center for Career, Education, and Life Planning at New York University from 1987-2006, and was a retained consultant to Columbia Business School’s EMBA Career Management Center from 2002-2017, working with students and alumni in advising, programming, and curriculum development. He has appeared on CNN and CNBC, and has been a regular contributor to a wide variety of media outlets.
His first book, In Search of the Fun-Forever Job: Career Strategies That Work, was released in April, 2013. The second, Networking, was published in 2014.
Mr. Chase holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in English and Secondary Education, both from New York University.

To schedule with Ellis:

Johnson Alumni Advisor Consultants:

The Cornell Alumni Career Development Office has curated a network of seasoned career advisors who are available to provide expert advice and guidance on a spectrum of career issues. Click here to review the Johnson Alumni Advisor Team and their bios.