School of Industrial and Labor Relations

<p>Can anyone tell me more about ILR at Cornell? It seems interesting, but I don't know that much about it.</p>

<p>I'm currently a frosh in ILR what do you wanna know about it?</p>

<p>I, too, would like more information on Cornell's ILR program. Is admission as competitive as the other colleges at Cornell? Are you taking a lot of courses outside of the school? Are you planning to go to law school or graduate school? Do you like it so far? Thanks. Karen</p>

<p>It is pretty competitive to get into ILR, I'm not sure exactly how it ranks with other colleges at Cornell. This semester I am taking 2 courses outside ILR, next semester I plan on taking 1. ILR allows you to take 34 Endowed College credits (A&S, Hotel, Eng, AAP), and as many from the other 2 state funded colleges (HuEc, CALS) as you want. They require certain number of ILR elective credits to fulfill as well. The workload is decent. There is A LOT of reading here. As to grad school, I'm not sure yet what I'll end up doing. Around 1/3 of ILR grads go to law school, and another third eventually go on to get MBA's. I doubt I want to head into law, but teh workingworld and possibly an MBA seems likely. I think ILR is good, it's kind of hard to like it that much since a lot of my current courseload is required courses. You really have to be a good fit in this school to like it. Freshman required courses include Labor history, Organizational behavior, and Economics. Later on you'll be required to take Statistics, labor economics, collective bargianing, and humah resources. If you like social sciences and stuff, and dont mind the reading, ILR can be the place for you.</p>