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

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

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    Emma Clark

    Associate Director, Law and Society

     Thomas Commons
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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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    Danielle Linkenmeyer

    Associate Director, Operations & Career Coaching

     Thomas Commons
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    Abbe Stensland

    Mock Trial Head Coach

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    Jakob Orel

    Student Manager

    Jakob '22 is a Computer Science major from Neola, IA who is involved in Cornell Alternative Breaks, Steel Drum Ensemble, Colleges Against Cancer, and LEADS. He has been working with the BCI for 3 years and says, "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." A fun fact about Jakob is, "I can solve a Rubik's cube in 30 seconds."

  • Ruthie Hale

    Career Assistant

    Ruthie '23 is a Sociology and International Relations major from Omaha, NE who is involved in Mock Trial, Choir, and Student Senate. She has been working with the BCI for 1 year and says, "I wanted to work somewhere where I could help people, and the BCI is a great place for that. Here, I get to connect students with opportunities for their future and help them be ready for those opportunities. I also love being so close to so much information about what I can do to make my future one where I am successful." A fun fact about Ruthie is, "My go-to stress reliever is watching Pride and Prejudice (2005) while baking an elaborate dessert."

  • Ken  Roden

    Career Assistant

    Ken is a sophomore who is planning to declare a major in creative writing. Ken is excited to finish their first year at the BCI. When asked about their favorite part about working at the BCI, Ken says, "I love to see others succeed, and if I can help them with that somehow, I'm just grateful to play a role!"

  • Audrey  Pagel

    Career Assistant

    Audrey is a Studio Art and Psychology major who is in her first year of working for the BCI. She is involved in the Art Interest Group, Ultimate Frisbee, and PACC. She also works at the Library and as a tour guide. She is excited to help others develop professionally and achieve their goals.

  • Kachana (Chana) Myrville

    Career Assistant

    Kachana, who also goes by Chana or KC is a Business Administration Major starting her first year as a Career Assistant. She is an RA, a Representative on the Student Senate, and a member of the Mock Trial team. She became a Career Assistant because she loves helping others and wanted to help students with career preparation.

  • Matt  McGuire

    Career Assistant

    Matt is an International Relations Major who is starting his first year as a Career Assistant. He is also on the E-Sports team, playing Smash and Hearthstone, and has placed top 5 in Nationals. He wants to help people explore career options.

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    Martina Avelar

    Career Assistant

    Martina '23 is an International Relations and Spanish major with an Ethnic Studies minor from Cedar Rapids, IA. She has been working with the BCI for 2 years and says, "I like being able to help my peers create futures they are passionate about." A fun fact about Martina is, "I have traveled to 49 states."