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ILR provides a framework which ILRies apply to real-world issues long after they graduate. Their time at ILR translates into success in fields as diverse as human resources, consulting, finance, business, public service and policy, labor and entrepreneurship.

Making Incremental Change

ILRie Jim Miller supports students through internships, scholarships and career opportunities.

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Jim Miller ’88 at Cornell University graduation with 3 friends
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Alumni Stories

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Unwavering Commitment

A champion for the unemployed, Harold Oaklander ’52 has introduced students to the struggles of the jobless through classroom learning and opportunities to help people who are rebuilding their work identities.
Harold Oaklander
Unwavering Commitment

Friends and Family Establish Steven Spencer Memorial Award

Funds will provide an annual award of $1,000 to a rising or current senior in the ILR School.
Steven Spencer ’75
Friends and Family Establish Steven Spencer Memorial Award

HR Executive Master’s Program Builds Lifetime of Support

Students who can learn from one another and who have similar levels of experience and expertise in HR, but who come from diverse industries and geographies, form each year's cohort.
EMHRM Summer Cohort 2021
HR Executive Master’s Program Builds Lifetime of Support

Sonia Guior ’15

Sonia Guior ‘15 is a self-described New Yorker, transportation nerd and aspiring Adirondack 46er. She also relies heavily on her ILR degree in her roles as employee, manager, union member and regulator of a rapidly evolving industry.
Sonia Guior ’15
Sonia Guior ’15

Laurie Ann Atienza ’11

Laurie Ann Atienza ’11 has been able to live her values, thanks to a career that allows her to fight for working people.
Laurie Ann Atienza ’11
Laurie Ann Atienza ’11

Betsy East MILR ’89

Betsy East worked in a variety of positions at Cornell for nearly 40 years, using her MILR degree nearly every step of the way.
Betsy East, MILR ’89
Betsy East MILR ’89
ILR Donors Make all the Difference

Each year, ILR alumni, parents and friends come together to ensure that all students have the resources they need to be successful and the School recruits and retains faculty who are outstanding educators and leading researchers in their fields.

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Your gift helps ILR remain the preeminent school of its kind focused on work, employment and labor. ILR is proud to be developing the thought-leaders and practitioners who will shape the future of work, and your gift advances this mission.

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News

McCluney Course Wins Award

“Advancing Racial Equity at Work,” a course designed by Assistant Professor Courtney McCluney, is among eight national winners of an Aspen Institute Ideas Worth Teaching Award.
Courtney McCluney
McCluney Course Wins Award

ILRie Joins Ithaca Common Council

“I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to serving the 4th Ward and the City of Ithaca,” Patrick Mehler ’23 said after becoming an alderperson.
Patrick Mehler '23
ILRie Joins Ithaca Common Council

New Curriculum Will Prepare Students for Future World of Work Challenges

Core strengths of ILR's broad disciplinary major remain as undergraduate curriculum is updated. Incremental implementation of changes begins in fall 2022.
A student walking down the steps outside Ives Hall
New Curriculum Will Prepare Students for Future World of Work Challenges

Codeswitching and Perceived Professionalism at Work

Assistant Professor Courtney McCluney and co-authors recommend that companies expand or redefine what constitutes professionalism to encompasses a range of cultural norms, behaviors and values.
Office workers in a meeting
Codeswitching and Perceived Professionalism at Work

Managers Who Listen Attract Top Talent

In new research out of the ILR School, Assistant Professors John McCarthy and JR Keller suggest that managers who encourage employee input may gain an internal recruiting advantage over those who do not.
A yellow mug that says "Best Boss" sits among white paper coffee cups.
Managers Who Listen Attract Top Talent

Research: How to Keep Rejected Internal Applicants

New research from JR Keller indicates that companies that strategically manage their internal talent pool are better positioned to keep rejected employees onboard.
HR manager rejecting a candidate
Research: How to Keep Rejected Internal Applicants

Events

ILRAA Labor Rights and Social Justice Meeting

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Brewing Workplace Democracy: Starbucks and the Slow Drip of Starting a Union

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Leadership during the Pandemic

John Frinzi, MPS ’21

MPS student John Frinzi used the skills he learned at the ILR School to help his company adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Frinzi, MPS ’21
John Frinzi, MPS ’21

MILR “Just Clicked”

Liz Heitner, MILR ’06, has been tapped by Penn Mutual to lead its human resources division through the post-pandemic world.
Liz Heitner, MILR ’06
MILR “Just Clicked”

Bob Hoyt '96

Alex Colvin spoke with Bob Hoyt about the effects of the pandemic on financial services and banking firms.
Portrait of Bob Hoyt
Bob Hoyt '96

Interview: Diane Burton speaks with Leigh Amaro about the impact of the Pandemic

ILR's Diane Burton spoke with Leigh Amaro about the impact the pandemic has had on the payment industry.
Portrait of Leigh Amaro
Interview: Diane Burton speaks with Leigh Amaro about the impact of the Pandemic

Interview: Harry Katz speaks with Carolyn Richmond on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

ILR's Professor Harry Katz spoke with Carolyn Richmond about how the pandemic has impacted both her law practice and employers and employees in the hospitality industry.
Screenshot of Carolyn Richmond from zoom
Interview: Harry Katz speaks with Carolyn Richmond on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry

Interview: Ariel Avgar speaks with Tonya Hallett about General Motors' HR strategy

Tonya Hallett, as an HR leader at General Motors, speaks with ILR's Ariel Avgar about how GM has changed its strategies to deal with the pandemic.
screenshot of Tonya Hallett from a video interview
Interview: Ariel Avgar speaks with Tonya Hallett about General Motors' HR strategy

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  • Assistant Dean, ILR AAD

  • Gift Officer

  • Assistant Director

  • Project Assistant