Career Development


As an executive MBA student, you’ll have access to a dedicated EMBA Career Development office at Cornell University. EMBA students are usually further along in their careers and are working to balance coursework with their current jobs. Career development should fit this model and provide support where you are.

Comprehensive EMBA career development services

Career programming

  • Transition workshops: Designed to support your transition from one career, company, or location to another
  • Advancement workshops: Build career development skills to last a lifetime
  • Career development webinars: Covering a wide range of topics including overviews of career resources and tools, LinkedIn, resume development, and more
  • Alumni panels: Conversations with alumni on topics such as “How to succeed in an EMBA program” to the ins and outs of a particular industry or function

One-on-one coaching

  • Career coaching: Strategic and tactical coaching to help you develop a career plan, author an executive resume, learn effective networking skills, connect with alumni, become a pro at interviewing, and receive support through career negotiations
  • Leadership coaching: Cornell’s EMBA Career Development office offers an executive coaching program designed to help you succeed as a business leader in today’s competitive landscape
  • Team coaching: Work with coaches trained specifically in team coaching—your capacity to accomplish goals within a team while possessing the ability be a proven team leader is critical to business success

Recruiting and networking events

  • Career forums: Hosted twice each year in New York City and on the West Coast, career forums bring together EMBAs and full-time MBA students applying for job opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and startups
  • Cornell EMBA Exchange Networking Event (CEENE): An EMBA-only event, the CEENE brings together alumni, recruiting professionals, and executive MBA students for an evening of networking in New York City

Online databases and resources

  • Career development video library: Includes videos on resume and LinkedIn development, creating a career strategy, interviewing skills, effective communications, case interview skills, presentation skills, and more
  • Resume database and job postings: Developed specifically for experienced hire candidates
  • VMock: SMART technology resume review tool
  • Alumni database: More than 14,000 Johnson alumni and more than 225,000 Cornell alumni
  • LinkedIn group: Make connections in this career management group, exclusive to Cornell EMBAs

EMBA Career Development team

The EMBA Career Development team partners with Executive MBAs to ignite potential, strengthen leadership, and facilitate career achievement.

Jen Burns

Jennifer Burns

Director of Career Development, Executive MBA Programs and Alumni
Nicole

Nicole Woodard

Senior Associate Director, EMBA Leadership and Career Coach
Liz

Liz Colodny

Associate Director, EMBA Leadership and Career Coach
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Tara Padua

Associate Director, EMBA Leadership and Career Coach
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Dianne Lombard

EMBA Career Development Programs Coordinator