Where to find us

You can find us just off the Orange Carpet under the main stairs on the middle floor of Thomas Commons. We are here Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feel free to stop in any time but if you want to make sure we are available, please schedule an appointment. 

Schedule your appointment

Are you ready to explore careers, learn more about internships, or prepare yourself for graduate school? We have resources and information to guide you down the path you want.

Request a workshop

Interested in presenting career info to your class, student organization, or sports team? Complete a form to let us know what type of information you'd like to present to your audience. We'll work with you to design the content and find a time that works for your group. 

Share an opportunity

Are you an employer looking to share a job or internship with Cornell College students? When students come to us looking for opportunities, Handshake is the first place we direct them. 

Who we are

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    Jodi Schafer

    Senior Director, Berry Career Institute

     Thomas Commons
  • Photo of Jason Napoli

    Jason Napoli

    Director, Employer Relations and Career Coaching

     Thomas Commons
  • Photo of Rebecca Sullens

    Rebecca Sullens

    Associate Director, Career Coaching and Marketing

     Thomas Commons
  • Photo of Lindsey Meza

    Lindsey Meza

    Associate Director, Career Coaching and Operations

     Thomas Commons

    Lindsey is your lead contact for information on our Leadership Development Program, LEADS.

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    Mark  Kendall

    Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning

     West Hall

    Mark is your lead contact for information on the Dimensions Program for Health Professions.

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    Abbe  Stensland

    Mock Trial Head Coach

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    Carley Robison

    Student Manager

    # of Years working with the BCI: 3 Year: 2020 Hometown: Brighton, CO Major: Psychology Minor: Business Campus Activities and Organizations: Softball, Sports Info, Phonathon, Kappa Theta, Lunch Buddies, ACTion Why she likes working here: "I like being able to give back to other students around the campus." Fun Fact: "I only refer to my car using she or her pronouns."

  • Devin  Roettger

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 1 Year: 2020 Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO Major: Economics and Kinesiology Campus Activities and Organizations: Football, Ski Club President, Resident Assistant Why he likes working here: "I have worked so closely with the BCI in the past in which they have helped me in many different professional situations. I thought it would be a good time to give back to them and the Cornell community." Fun Fact: "I watched El Chapo get driven into prison while sky diving in Penrose, Colorado."

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    Robin  Nillson

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 2 Year: 2021 Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Anthropology and Business Campus Activities and Organizations: Track and Field Why she likes working here: "Working at the BCI is the best job on campus. Being able to learn important job- finding skills while making money is a win-win. I feel more confident in my future because of everything I've learned here, and I like being able to help my peers feel that same way." Fun Fact: "I can walk on 7ft tall stilts and walk on my hands (not at the same time though)."

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    Jakob  Orel

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 2 Year: 2022 Hometown: Neola, IA Major: Computer Science Campus Activities and Organizations: Co-Coordinator of Cornell Alternative Breaks, Steel Drum Ensemble, Colleges Against Cancer, LEADS Why he likes working here: "I love working with the professional staff to help students with their professional career, and I get an inside look at opportunities at the BCI." Fun Fact: "I can solve a Rubik's cube in 30 seconds."

  • Maddy  Lewis

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 1 Year: 2022 Hometown: Walford, IA Major: International Relations Campus Activities and Organizations:Beyond the Bomb Why she likes working here: "I adore helping people. I'm so experienced with being lost and confused and overwhelmed by the future that I thought that being able to help people who are feeling the same would be very good for me!" Fun Fact: "My pet cat, Bugsy, has a lazy eye."

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    Damian  Winner-Johnson

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 1 Year: 2023 Hometown: St. Louis, MO Major: Engineering Minor: Photography Campus Activities and Organizations: Track and Field Why he likes working here: "I like to be able to help other students pursue the careers they want." Fun Fact: "I have been chased by a goose."

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    Martina Avelar

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 1 Year: 2023 Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA Major: International Relations and Spanish Minor: Ethnic Studies Why she likes working here: "I like being able to help my peers create futures they are passionate about." Fun Fact: "I have traveled to 49 states."

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    Lio O'Cain

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 1 Year: 2023 Hometown: Seattle, WA Major: Psychology Minor: Creative Writing Campus Activities and Organizations: Power, BACO, Lyrically Inclined Why she likes working here: "This experience seems beneficial for my future resume. Just as well, I love helping others and this is a way I can do in a firm fashion. Also, I want to be apart of a work family, and I'm hoping BCI can be that." Fun Fact: "I love acting and writing monologues."