Open Positions

If you (or a friend!) is looking to gain leadership and/or work experience on campus, here are some opportunities!

The following offices on campus are hiring students. Get your applications in! (See specific deadlines under each description):

PAAC Executive Board

Serve on the campus programming board & plan events for students on campus! Gain experience in event planning and marketing; make great connections on campus (and off!); and have a lot of fun doing it. Positions start next block and continue for one year. No previous experience necessary, but a technical chair and budget manager are needed in addition to event planners! [Positions are unpaid]. Applications are due on Wednesday, February 17th at 11:59pm. Email ELarson16 if interested or visit the PAAC office (next to the printers).

NSO Peer Advocate

Be part of the New Student Orientation team by helping next year’s first-years settle into their lives at Cornell! Applications are available in the Student Life Office and are due Friday, February 19th. Email ABaumanPower for more information or see this post.

Career Assistants @ the Career Engagement Center

The Career Engagement Center is looking to hire a dynamic staff who can effectively engage students in their own career development. Career Assistants are expected to serve as leaders, helpers, and be a resource person for those who utilize the services of the center. CAs need to have a variety of skills including time management, communication, and problem-solving. To apply for the position, visit JIVE or email by February 29th.

Information Desk

The information desk is looking to hire first year students. Previous work experience is helpful but not necessary. If you are interested, pick up an application at the info desk, fill it out and return it by February 29th.

Marketing/Technical Assistants @ the Student Life Office

If you have marketing or technical expertise (or a desire to learn and help promote student life on campus!), we want you! Work study not needed. Read more about position descriptions here. Email resumes to ABaumanPower by March 2nd.

Be a PA!

Be a part of the New Student Orientation Team!

Applications are available from NOW until February 19th.

Stop by the Student Life office across from Zamora’s to pick up and drop off your application! More info on the process here.

ALSO interested applicants need to attend one of the following Info sessions:

Wednesday 2/10/16  @ 11:00 am


Friday 2/12/2016 @ 3:30 pm


?’S Contact: @GGump18, @AMendez17, @CRossier18 or @JWolfe17

Call for Participants

 Research on Personality and Executive Function

Researchers at Cornell College are investigating the relationship between personality traits and executive function. If you agree to participate, your involvement will include a single-visit to the Department of Psychology laboratories on the fourth floor of Law Hall, lasting approximately 30-45 minutes. Study procedures include completing questionnaires and performing an attention task.

You must be 18 to 24 years old to participate. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact the principal investigator, Andrew Crow (

Call For Artists!


The Department of Theatre is looking for artists, writers, dancers, spoken word performers to participate in a truly collaborative experience.

The April production of THOSE THAT FALL will be a devised piece (the script and performance is generated by the ensemble, rather than written by a single playwright).

In a series of actual news articles printed in September of 1903, the Des Moines Daily News reported that the town of Van Meter, Iowa was “visited” by a giant bat-like creature over the course of four consecutive nights. The creature was seen, reported, and shot at by various townspeople before being sealed into a local mine shaft. The “Visitor” may be gone, but the stories, tales, hopes and fear remain. Inspired by these events, Those that Fall will explore the social tensions that spark the gruesome, glorious and sometimes necessary tales that pull us together and tear us apart. Set in a fictionalized mid-Western town still reeling from the pain of the civil war and facing a surge of hopeful immigrants, these facts, fictions, half-truths, hopes, dreams and lies will have to fall away for the community to survive. The director is interested in working with an ensemble that reflects gender and ethnic diversity.


Monday, February 22nd 3:15 – 5:30 in SHAW (Thomas Commons) and 6:30 – 9:00 in The Black Box Theatre. RSVP to the FACEBOOK EVENT!

Call Backs – Tuesday, February 23rd from 6:30 – 9:30 in The Black Box Theatre

SIGN UP – For an audition time slot on call board across from Armstrong G48 or e-mail

Artists should- 1. SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT (See the above) 2. Prepare to perform a 2 min. piece of text (poem, story, or monologue can be from any source and/or written by yourself) AND 3. Prepare to present a special skill (sing, juggle, dance, hula, yodel, card tricks, martial arts, etc.) OR 4. Present something you have created (puppet, costume, sculpture, painting, etc.

Artists of ANY major or experience are invited. Questions? Want to know more? Contact


We’re Hiring!

The hippest office on campus is hiring for the 2016-2017 school year!

Apply for the following positions in the Student Life Office:

Digital Marketing Assistant (Digital media and graphic design)

  • Responsibilities:
    • Design visually engaging, informative graphic advertisements for Digital Wall and Table tents, using various computer programs
    • Manage requests from student groups/College departments and be aware of other events for students that need advertising.
  •  Desired Qualifications:
    • Flexible schedule; art/design experience; previous marketing experience and/or interest; basic working knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint and Publisher.
    • Photoshop and other more developed graphic design experience is a serious bonus.

Content Marketing Assistant (Social media management, event photography, and online writing)

  • Responsibilities:
    • Write engaging and informative posts for the blog and social media accounts to highlight different aspects of student life and events on campus.
    • Manage advertising requests from student groups/College departments and be aware of other events for students that need advertising on Cornell gateway featured posts and social media accounts.
    • Take photos of student activities/events, upload to online profiles.
    • Schedule consistent posts on Twitter/Hootsuite and Facebook, interact with followers. 
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Flexible schedule; attention to detail; personable and clear writing style adaptive to various media; knowledge of social media platforms and audience engagement; interest in campus events and student involvement.

Technical Assistant

  • Responsible for setting up technical equipment for events in the Commons (microphone, projector, sound, etc)
  • Desired Qualifications: some knowledge of tech equipment; hours vary based on campus events.

Apply by sending a resume with any relevant experience to:  and before Spring Break.

You do not need to qualify for workstudy to have a position in the office and you have the opportunity to gain working experience.  Note: Positions start in the fall.

Email us at the above addresses if you have any questions.

Class of 2016

Members of the Class of ’16!

The Senior Gift Campaign is your chance to make an impact on the Hilltop. At Cornell’s core is a tradition of philanthropy, and every year we encourage the senior class to come together and build on that tradition.

By participating in Senior Gift Campaign you are helping to provide future Cornellians with the same unique opportunities you had.

All Gifts made to the senior gift campaign goes to the Cornell Scholars Program to name a scholarship and that will be awarded to a deserving Cornell student in 2016-217.

President Brand is offering a $2,000 challenge to the Class of 2016. For every 34 senior donors he will add $500 to our overall gift up to $2,000. You can help us reach our goal of 134 seniordonors (50% of the class)  by making a gift to the Senior Gift Campaign Today!

Donate HERE!


Caucus, Cornell!

It’s an exciting time to be a student in Iowa!

If you weren’t aware yet, a super important event is happening on Monday night: Iowa’s First-In-The-Nation Caucuses!

[Learn more about the process with this video:]

This is an excellent opportunity to take part in the civic process and show support for the candidate you support.

All Cornell students are eligible to participate as long as you register to vote as either a Democrat or Republican in the state of Iowa beforehand. If you haven’t registered yet, you can register at the site of your party’s caucus by 6 pm with some form of identification and proof of Iowa residency (any mailing that you’ve received in your mailbox on campus will do!). You can also just observe if you don’t want to participate.



REPUBLICANS will caucus in the Cornell College gym. Arrive by 6:30, as doors will shut at 7 pm.

DEMOCRATS will caucus at the Mt. Vernon High School Commons. Arrive by 6:30, as doors will shut at 7 pm. If you’re already registered, you can take the shuttle to the location by signing up here.

Questions can be directed to Katie Wilson (kwilson) in the Civic Engagement Center!