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Career Guide: Guide for Diverse Students: Get Ready


This guide will help you navigate the best research sources and strategies for your job search as a diverse student. Your enrollment in the Cornell MBA program gives you access to a wide array of career planning resources.


Step 1: Begin by scheduling an appointment with a professional career advisor at the Career Management Center. They will help you define your career goals and coordinate your efforts.

Step 2: Be aware of conferences offering opportunities just for you.

Many conferences & camps take place BEFORE you begin your MBA!

Step 3: Target your search by creating lists of companies in specific regions or industries.

Step 4: Research the companies you are interviewing with and the industries they are in.

Step 5: Talk to career advisors in the Career Management Center, second-year Johnson students, and alumni about the jobs, companies, and interviewing.


Explore Management Library's tools and workshops or schedule a consultation with a member of the research team for specific questions.


This guide was brought to you by the Management Library, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Career Management Center. Click through the tabs above for  career research resources unique to diverse students. Good luck!

Related Career Guides

This guide focuses on those resources specific to career research for diverse students. Check out the guides below for more in-depth company and industry research.

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Consulting Jobs -- Career Research for MBAs
Tips and strategies for finding consulting firms to target, etc.
Entrepreneurship -- Career Research for MBAs
Time-saving research strategies to start your own business.
Finance Jobs -- Career Research for MBAs
Tips and strategies for Wall Street jobs and more.
International Jobs -- Career Research for MBAs
Research sources for landing your perfect job abroad.
Marketing Jobs -- Career Research for MBAs
Tips and strategies for marketing careers.
Nonprofits - Career Research Tips for MBAs
Tips and strategies for careers in the non-profit sector.
SGE Jobs -- Career Research for MBAs
Resources for the Sustainable Global Enterprise program.

Search Examples

Finding SC Johnson company profile in Hoovers:

1. Access Hoovers Online.
2. Type SC Johnson in the search box and click the Search button. You will get approximately 47 companies in the results.
3. Under Refine Your Search on the left, click Headquarters.
4. Click S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. for Racine, WI.

To get articles about Google:

1. Access Factiva via the Management Library website.
2. Click Search in the top, green menubar.
3. Click the Company link (right next to Source).
4. Type Google in the Find a Company search box and hit enter.
5. Click on the company/subsidiary/ division in which you are interested. The company will appear above the box in pink.
6. Click the Run Search button.

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