What kind of jobs do you get after graduating from ILR?
Okay, I just checked what kind of places the graduates from ILR go to...
and except for very few ones... most of work places made me feel like the ILR doesn't worth to go to...
I am turning over Berkeley and LA if I accept the GT option
Is that worth to do it? I am not sure after I checked out the profile of '05 work places...
I dont want to hear that "oh yeah this place comes to give a seminar or to recruit blah blah blah"
I would like to know a factual information on what kind of companies do really hire them (ILR students). Giving seminars or going around colleges to recruit happen all the time at different colleges as well. So I would really like to know where the recent graduate are hired.
Answers from Cornell Students who are attending at Cornell would be appreciated!
"most of work places made me feel like the ILR doesn't worth to go to"
aside from the grammar error, not every company can be called Goldman Sachs. ILR graduates only around 150 students a year with about 60 of them going to law school and 30 going onto grad schools of various sorts.
I have friends from ILR at this very moment that are at the following: Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, JP Morgan, Towers Perrin, Mercer, Bain, Deloitte, Barclays Capital, IBM, and a few others that skip my mind. Considering only 60-80 students enter the work force after a spring graduation and considering I have multiple friends at some of these firms and also considering that a good portion go into fields such as labor and union work, I'd say this is a very impressive list.
Also, the survey is only good if you respond - if I'm plugging in 100 hours of work a week at an IBank or constantly on the road as a consultant, I aint doin no damn ILR survey.
" I dont want to hear that "oh yeah this place comes to give a seminar or to recruit blah blah blah""
Goldman Sachs held private ILR recruitment sessions, but I guess this doesn't mean jack? You think that recruitment isn't important for seeing where graduates are saught for work?
You can choose wherever you would like to work. ILR makes you such a different applicant than the regular undergrad business blah applicant. I am planning on getting my mba and as far as I'm concerned so far I'm def not working in HR or anything. I like management a pretty good amount...we'll see wat happens w/ that. But ILR is definitely a great and unique program that might give u a leg up in recruiting. Would someone want the normal undergrad business applicant that comes a dime-a-dozen or someone who has studied business from a different angle and knows it's psychology. It is an amazing program that will open MANY doors. You can make your own path if you would not like to follow the people before you. You are going to CORNELL...you won't have a problem being hired if u get the good gpa, ect...
if the original poster feels that ILR is not worth to go to, i think that the poster should definately take a look @ UCLA or Berk, or should consider both of them because ILR is for serious people who really want to learn about the subject,and, if you dont like it, then it can be really detrimental for your grades later on (since disliking a subject usually causes a bad grade trend).
I think that if you would like to explore your options, maybe you should go to UCLA/BERK because you will get a "liberal arts" type of education in the Arts and Sciences, and you could explore more to see what you like.
"but exactly in what positions? HR? AFL-CIO labor relations? Or concrete, "actual" business?"
a little bit of everything. You can certainly go into the typical "business" route with an ILR degree, regardless if it's fianance, banking, consulting or whatever. My friends work as investment bankers at the companies I listed that are iBanks.
Personally, I like the HR stuff more ... to be exact, I like the organizational behavior part of business and there's jobs there as well. They have consultants for things like these and they pay very well. It'll be my main search upon graduation, as long as I like the internship I have lined up for summer.
There are also the AFL-CIO labor jobs - it was part of the original purpose of the school. Unfortunately, these jobs typically dont pay a whole lot and they're becoming harder and harder to find.
"BB's recruit from AEM and math+econ for both IB and S&T. Both majors place people well on the street. ILR does not place people that well in IB and certainly not well in S&T, they tend to do better with consulting"
Note though the original poster said that ILR does not place ppl THAT well in IB in comparison to AEM, math+econ. Doesn't mean that they don't place at all. It makes sense to me since ILR seems to be geared more towards consulting, management, etc...I think the reason why cornell made the AEM and ILR majors separately is because the people in these different majors have slightly different aspirations. Half dozen may not be good enough to consider that ILR places REALLY well for IB. I guess to find out for sure we have to know the ratio of the people who want to go into ib and those who suceed. :-)