Volunteer Opportunities

Become an active member of our community and help support the future of business by volunteering your time and sharing your expertise with our students.


Judge a competition. Do you know a good pitch when you hear one? Provide constructive feedback and help students grow by volunteering as a judge at a hackathon, case competition, or other pitch-based event.

Lead mock interviews. Help students fine-tune their interview skills and learn how to sell themselves. You might just find your next great hire.

Be a guest speaker. Share your expertise and industry insights with our students and the broader campus community.

Participate in classroom case studies. Join companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb in leading students through real-world case studies.

Email us to volunteer or propose your own opportunity.

Executives in Residence

IBM launched the first executive-in-residence role for the SC Johnson College of Business, giving students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to meet and interact with successful executives—and facilitating university-wide speaking events.


You have invaluable experience to share. Provide guidance and wisdom to rising professionals as a mentor, and take pride when they succeed. Contact External Relations for information about event-based and ongoing mentoring opportunities.

Students Learn from Resident Entrepreneurs

The Pillsbury Institute invites successful entrepreneurs to participate in its Entrepreneurs in Residence Program, which involves campus visits to provide one-on-one mentoring to aspiring student-entrepreneurs. Learn More

Engage your organization

There are many opportunities for companies and organizations to engage in multilevel engagement with the SC Johnson College of Business and across Cornell University. Contact External Relations to find out more.


A gift to the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is a valuable investment in the future of your industry and the global business landscape as a whole. Learn about gift opportunities and corporate investment in the Johnson community.

Sponsor a trek

Students benefit from learning on location—and may discover their dream career with you. Sponsor a trek to invite students to your company or organization to learn about career possibilities, experience different professional environments, and get a feel for the next stage in their lives.

We invite companies to work with our faculty to develop presentations and host our students. Financial support to Cornell helps to make these treks possible and is appreciated.

Undergraduate Treks

General treks

Career Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business organizes treks to give students an idea of the wide variety of opportunities and workplaces that exist in the business landscape.

Course-specific treks

Several courses in the Dyson School and Hotel School involve travel to locations where students visit companies, work on projects, or gain exposure to real-world examples of the principles they learn in the classroom.

MBA treks
MBA student clubs and organizations organize career treks based on industry and location to learn about topics of interest, discover career opportunities, and network with working alumni. Financial support to Cornell can be directed to the particular club or organization to help defray expenses.

Support student clubs

In student clubs and organizations, individuals with similar backgrounds or interests find community and opportunity on campus and beyond. These student groups work to positively impact their communities and the world—and you can help. Sponsor a club or invest in a Student Club Event to join in the positivity.

Connect to the classroom

Our classrooms are where foundational and experiential learning take place—and you have an opportunity to be part of that. By supporting classroom technology and activities, you’re helping prepare future visionaries and leaders for the realities and challenges of industry.

Donate software
Provide the latest technology for use in class learning and immersion projects to help keep students current—and working for the world ahead.

Sponsor an immersive experience
Invite a class of students to go behind the scenes at your company’s event or activity to experience all the hard work that goes on in the background.

Immersion at Sea

Royal Caribbean sponsored a three-day experiential learning trip for 20 students from the Hotel School. They boarded the Enchantment of the Seas and got a real-life look at business in action. Read More

Explore naming opportunities

Make your name known. We offer many opportunities for you to include your company’s name at student events, sponsor competitions, name campus facilities, and more.

Become a board member

Are you interested in joining a board? Our Centers & Institutes are occasionally seeking board members. While the positions are invite-only, interested professionals may express their interest to the Center director for consideration.

Make in-kind donations

Our students travel for treks, national conferences, and competitions. In-kind donations such as transportation (bus, airline tickets, frequent-flier miles), hotel space, and hotel rooms help our students compete at the highest levels.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fund a student

There are several ways to make a lasting impact at Cornell—and funding a student is a sure way to change a life. By providing an Endowed or Annual Scholarship, you’ll help ensure that a deserving student has the opportunity to reach their goals.