The Berry Career Institute coordinates multiple Career Tours to explore various industries and fields, and help students build their professional networks with alumni and potential employers.

A typical tour includes three to four site visits with tours and conversations/presentations with employers at a variety of companies. Networking dinners/receptions with Cornell alumni are included during two day visits. 

Check back for details on our soon to be announced 2021-2022 career tours.

Past Career Tours

Government & Nonprofit - Washington D.C. 

$150 for lodging, transportation, and meals. Networking dinner and reception with alumni - City Tap.

Sites:

  • U.S. State Department
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of American History, National Air & Space Museum
  • Global Zero

Arts, Media & Entertainment - Minneapolis 

$75 for lodging, transportation, and most meals. Financial assistance is available. Networking dinner and reception with alumni - Eastlake Craft Brewery.

Sites:

  • Arts Midwest
  • Guthrie Theater 
  • NBC TV/KARE-11

Sports Management - Minneapolis

$75 for lodging, transportation, and most meals. Financial assistance is available. Networking dinner and reception with alumni - The Moxy.

Sites:

  • The Minnesota Vikings
  • Major League Soccer National Sales Center
  • Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx
  • Minnesota United FC
  • The National Sports Center

LEADS - Chicago (free)

Limited spots available other than students currently enrolled in the LEADS program. Networking dinner and reception - Plymouth Rooftop.

Sites:

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • NBC Universal/NBC Sports
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
  • Center on Halsted
  • Goethe Institute

Healthcare - Des Moines (free)

Sites:

  • Tour of Blanks Children's Hospital
  • Tour of Methodist Medical Center
  • UnityPoint: Meetings with clinicians, Patient Quality, Marketing, Innovation, Analytics/Data Science, and Process Improvement/Lean, Six Sigma

General - Des Moines (free)

Sites:

  • The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The Iowa Senate
  • Principal Financial 
  • Merchants Bonding Company

General - Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (free)

Sites: 

  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Iowa City Downtown District
  • Geonetric
  • Mercy Hospital Iowa City
  • MediRevv
  • ACT Inc.

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