Cornell students are highly successful in securing employment, and most accept offers prior to graduating. The average percentage of students in the past five years who had accepted employment at the time of graduation is 94%. While long-term career goals vary, most of our students enter clinical practice immediately following graduation, either through an internship, residency, or private practice experience. Some of our graduates pursue doctoral degrees, some enter military service, and some accept positions in private industry or with the federal government.
Our office provides a number of resources to help you plan your career:
Resume CV and cover letter critique available on an individual basis.
Mock interviews, salary negotiations and contract reviews also available upon request.
Employment contract legal council is available for a reduced fee through a local attorney.
Professional development workshops are offered throughout the year. Past topics have included Negotiation Skills, Panel Discussions on Internships, Externships and Practice Ownership.
Career Connections Forum
Each year, the Career Connections Forum offers students and potential employers a chance to conduct initial interviews. The forum includes seminars on professional development, and the Career Options Fair to offer veterinary and undergraduate students insights to the opportunities open to veterinarians.