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There are a few ways you can connect with Cornellians before and after CEN events:
When you sign up to attend an event, you'll have the option of writing a Open Mic that other attendees will see prior to the event. Open Mic give you an opportunity to tell other attendees the types of people you're hoping to meet and the types of opportunities you can offer them. It's the online version of the Open Mic we do at events, where attendees can deliver a 30-second elevator pitch to the entire group.
Here's an example of an Open Mic:
My name is Ezra Cornell and I'm the past President of Cornell University. I'm hoping to meet exceptional entrepreneurs who would like to come to campus and share their stories with our students. Find me at the event or email me at email@example.com.
See Who's Coming / See Who Came
When you sign up for an event, you'll be automatically included in the See Who's Coming list (unless you uncheck the box that says "Display my name in the attendance list for this event"). Many attendees sign up for events specifically because they see someone on this list that they really want to connect with.
Post-event you can check the See Who Came list, which is handy if you met someone you wanted to do business with but didn't get a business card. Once you find the name, go to the Cornell Alumni Directory and look up their contact information. If they're not listed, you can email the CEN staff and ask us to connect you.
57,000+ Cornellians already have LinkedIn profiles. But without a group, you can only contact alums outside your network through referrals. By joining this group you can contact other alumni in the group without that pesky referral. Your profile will also feature the Cornell logo, which will make it obvious to other alumni that you're a Cornellian.
To join, click here.
Check out this discussion on the LinkedIn page: If you graduated from Cornell and have founded a company list them here!
For specific business related discussions join the The Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) Sub-group.
Find Cornellians at target companies or business fields through LinkedIn Search.
1. In the search field at the top right, click on the dropdown at the left so that the search criteria changes from Inbox (the default) to "Companies."
2. Put the company you would like to search for in that field and hit "Search" (the magnifying glass icon).
3. Under the "How you are connected" section at the top right, click on "See All."
4. At the far left of the screen, you will see many ways to refine your search.
5. You will see "School" as an option (between Past Company and Profile Language)
6. It defaults to "All Schools," but you can type in "Cornell University" (there are also options for Johnson and the law school).
7. It will narrow the search and you can further refine the search through location, etc.
Find Cornellians in certain industries through a LinkedIn Search.
1. In the search field at the top right, click on "Advanced."
2. Add in industry keywords to search.
3. Type Cornell in the School Field.
People that have Cornell University in their LinkedIn profile are listed here.
You can see where they live, work and what they do!
Like Cornell Silicon Valley on Facebook.
Like Entrepreneurship@Cornell on Facebook.
Like the Cornell Alumni Association on Facebook.
Like Cornell College and School Facebook pages.
Like Cornell Club Facebook pages.
Like Cornell Affinity Group Facebook pages.
Follow @CornellAlumni and stay updated on alumni in any industry or field that have recently been featured in the news.
Follow CEN on Instagram: @CornellNetwork. Use hashtag #cornellcen in your posts.
The Cornell Alumni Directory
The directory contains contact information for all alumni. You can search the directory for alumni based on class year, city, work information, and more. Visit by clicking here.
Cornell Entrepreneurship List Serve
To join the "Cornell Entrepreneurship" list serve, email Entrepreneurship-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with the body of the message containing only the word "join". Once you join you can post info there. Please note that alumni, students, faculty, parents and staff post here.
NY Net News
Your source for Cornell-sponsored events, NY Net News is an e-newsletter produced by the Cornell Metro New York Regional Office. It features events taking place in the New York region, including networking events, faculty speaker visits, athletic contests, young alumni programs, volunteer opportunities, club activities, and more. To subscribe, e-mail email@example.com with your name, class year, and the e-mail address you wish to subscribe. Write "Subscribe" in the subject line.
The Big Red Bulletin Board
Connect with fellow Cornellians in Metro New York: Join over 2,000 Cornellians to network, job search, find or list apartments, learn about volunteer opportunities, buy or sell items, invite alumni to events, ask advice, and more! Join the group by clicking here. Please include your full name and class year when you post messages. This group is moderated by Cornell Alumni Affairs-Regional Programs.
Cornell Boston Networking Group
A group for Cornell alumni in the Northeast/Boston Region to connect and exchange ideas, advertise events, list jobs, apartments, etc. Join the group here. All postings must include your name and class year. The opportunities are endless, and the content is determined by you, Cornell's alumni.
Cornell DC Networking Group
A group for Cornell alumni in the Washington DC Region to connect and exchange ideas, advertise events, list jobs, apartments, etc. Join the group at here. All postings must include your name and class year. The opportunities are endless, and the content is determined by you, Cornell's alumni. Also, check out the Cornell Club of Washington DC.
Cornell Northern California Networking Group
CAANC-Connect: Join over 2,500 alumni on the networking list of Northern California here.