Cornell offers a unique One-Course-At-A-Time schedule that allows students to go in-depth in their class for the 3-and-a-half week period and pairing this with classes in your major makes for the ultimate learning experience. It leaves little time to forget any information and connections are made throughout the course through discussions and projects with lecture class periods being very rare.
As an education major, the OCAAT schedule also gives me an advantage being able to student teach without being any conflict with other classes, go into classrooms for observation for an entire day, and go on field trips. Due to the condensed schedule, workload can become heavy, but professors are extremely easy to contact and encourage feedback on assignments to make sure your academic success can be realistically maintained.
Cornell has a very old campus that is listed on the National Historic Registry so the faces of the buildings cannot be remodeled, but the insides of the buildings are nice and have excellent wireless internet, audio, video, and projection capabilities. It makes for a very beautiful yet academically up-to-date campus.
There are countless internship and job opportunities for Cornell students during the school year as well as summer, and of course after graduation. There are work study jobs available in Admissions, at the Sports Center, in Dining Services, and countless others. There are even non-work study positions available on campus as well as off-campus at restaurants, bars, nursing homes, and babysitting. There are internships that can be applied for with help from the college and talking to a professor or an adviser will help you tremendously to find options that will fit your specific interests.
I have not had an internship but that does not mean I won't look into it in the future. Student teaching will be completed for my education degree but other than that I have not really explored my options for internships, but working with a non-profit organization that has a focus on education would be an excellent and realistic opportunity.
Business and Economics here is easy your first year but when you begin to get into 200 and 300 level courses you will have no life. The course work and homework is rigorous and takes up a lot of your time, but in the end its all worth it.There are plenty of internships available for students and they're not hard to find. There is a career opportunity center on campus which will help you with jobs and internships during college as well as after.