Career Development


As an executive MBA student, you’ll have access to a dedicated EMBA Career Development office at Cornell University. Our team works EMBA students at all stages and career levels to provide support and meet you where you are. Our services are designed to help you strategically build and advance your career throughout your time in the EMBA program and beyond.

Comprehensive EMBA career development services

Coaching

Career coaching: Strategic and tactical coaching offered both live and virtually to help you develop a career plan, identify professional goals, fine tune your executive resume, hone networking and interview skills, negotiate salaries, and more.

Leadership coaching: Using Johnson’s proprietary 360 feedback assessment, the EMBA Career Development office offers an executive coaching program designed to help you succeed as a business leader in today’s competitive landscape.

Programming and Resources

Career Development Webinars: Attend in real time or watch at your convenience on a wide range of topics including self- assessment, industry exploration, LinkedIn, pitch development, and many more.

Virtual Career Course Series: Designed to help you master tools and fundamentals to take charge of your career.

Workshops and Presentations: Offered during evenings and class weekends with themes including career transitions, managing up, effective presentations, and personal branding. Presenters include coaches, alumni, and employers.

Alumni Panels: Network with Johnson EMBA grads as they discuss subjects such as leveraging your EMBA for career advancement or the ins-and-outs of a particular industry or function.

EMBA Career Development Website and Video Library: Available 24/7 with personalized announcements, materials from workshops and presentations, “how to” documents on creating resumes and preparing for interviews, and more.

Alumni Databases and Exclusive EMBA LinkedIn Group: More than 16,000 Johnson alumni and over 225,000 Cornell alumni for networking in database as well as LinkedIn connections.

Exclusive Tools: Including VMock SMART technology resume review tool

Industry Engagement

Career Forums:  EMBA students join full-time students in applying for job opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups at these forums typically held in NYC, Boston, Chicago and the West Coast.

Cornell EMBA Exchange Networking Event (CEENE): This annual EMBA-only event brings together alumni, recruiting professionals, and EMBA students for an evening of networking in NYC.

Resume Database and Job Postings: Developed specifically for experienced hire candidates.

Industry Roundtables: Discussions with alumni and recruiters to deep dive into different industries and hiring practices.

Employer Site Visits: Exposure to different company headquarters and opportunity to mingle with recruiters and executives.


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
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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