Amy Cornell

Senior Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

Amy Cornell

Amy was raised in Northeastern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie where she spent her summers hanging out at the beach, eating Dairy Queen and working retail at the local Mall.  She completed her BS in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and an MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University. Soon after graduation, she sailed aboard Semester at Sea as a Resident Director which only increased her appetite for travel and understanding world cultures.

Since then, she has worked at IU in housing, advising, experiential learning, and student leadership. She lives in Bloomington with her husband, son and daughter. In her free time she loves to travel, read, write and tell stories. She has a passion for spreading the good news about the importance of the humanities and liberal arts in education. She looks forward to engaging with alumni and connecting them to current students.

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Learn how to ‘Break the Ice’ when Networking

What are your go-to conversation starters? When you meet someone new, no matter the situation, how do you break the ice? What are the questions you ask that seem to get people talking? What interests you?

It helps to have …

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Partner with the Walter Center and Connect Your Alumni to Your Students

The Walter Center for Career Achievement wants to partner with you to help you connect your department’s alumni with current students so they can share how they used their liberal arts degree.  

The best part is, the Walter Center does …

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Learning The Art of Small Talk

No one particularly likes making small talk.  It can be perceived as dull or intrusive or disingenuous. The important thing to remember about small talk is that the only way to get to the deeper, more interesting conversation, is to …

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Practicing Gratitude and Appreciating Your Network

As the semester ends, my thoughts always turn to reflection.  How do I make sense of the semester that is past and prepare for the semester to come? My career in higher education has always revolved around semesters, but perhaps …

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Missed the NYC Virtual Career Trek for Media? Watch the video

Join the Walter Center as we take a virtual trek to New York City. We talk with various IU alumni about moving to, living in, and working in NYC. The session is moderated by professor Rob Potter.

Alumni Guests Include:

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Flexing your Network when You’re Home for the Holidays

As the in-person portion of the semester wraps up and you’re preparing to return to your hometown, it can feel bittersweet to leave campus. You’ll miss your friends, campus, and everything that makes Bloomington home. But, remember! You have tons …

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Couldn’t attend the virtual D.C. Career Trek? Watch the video

Do you want to move to Washington, D.C. to begin a career after you graduate? This virtual career trek is your ticket to career exploration in the United States Capital. You’ll learn about career paths, work environments, expanding your network, …

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College Alumni Want to Give Back by Networking with Current Students

It wasn’t until a few years after I graduated that I realized how much affection I had for my alma mater, Indiana University. I would return to campus and stroll the streets and pathways and remember how much fun I …

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NYC Career Trek: Fashion and Apparel Industry

The virtual NYC Career Trek still allows you to meet four Apparel Merchandising alumni and experience a little bit of what it’s like to live and work in New York City.  It’s not quite the same as visiting the Big …

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Careers in Consulting with International Studies alumnus Ryan van Slyke

Ryan Van Slyke, BA ’18 International Studies, stopped by to tell us about his career with Booz Allen Hamilton and how students in the College of Arts + Sciences are uniquely qualified for careers in consulting. Watch this video to learn …

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