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
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    Jason Napoli

    Director, Employer Relations and Career Coaching

     Thomas Commons

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

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    Lindsey Meza

    Associate Director, Career Coaching and Operations

     Thomas Commons

    Lindsey is also a pre-law advisor and program coordinator for Ingenuity in Action. Contact Lindsey if you have questions about experiential learning, including internships and the Fellows program.

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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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    Jakob Orel

    Student Manager

    # of Years working with the BCI: 3 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."

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    Robin Nilsson

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 3 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)."

  • Maddy Lewis

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 2 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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    Martina Avelar

    Career Assistant

    # of Years working with the BCI: 2 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."