Experience.Cornell.edu is a new student-facing website that aggregates information about Cornell opportunities into one space.
This article applies to: Cornell Student Experience Initiative
Scheduled launch: February 2018
Experience.cornell.edu is a student-facing website that aggregates information about Cornell opportunities into one space: research, study abroad, community engagement, off-campus learning, and more. It is the first project under the umbrella of the Cornell Student Experience Initiative.
The site is live and scheduled to be announced to students the week of February 12. We are working closely with the colleges and select program units including the Office of Engaged Initiatives and CU Abroad to make sure the site launches with strong representation across content categories.
As a content contributor, you will fill out a detailed webform with information about your program. Open training sessions (via CULearn) will be held throughout February and March. You must attend a training session before you will be able to access the site. The training will include an overview of the project, and a demonstration of the site, filters and how to add content. We will also discuss tagging, web accessibility, and the annual process for renewing opportunities.
Think of an opportunity as a specific learning experience. It is something you “go” on or take part in and it enhances your academic experience at Cornell. It can be on or off campus, one-time or recurring, course-related or non-course-related. Examples include: fellowships, for-credit internships, study abroad, community-engaged programs, research, training, and certain volunteer programs. An opportunity in this context is not a job listing, event, club, or center. It is also not a bundle of programs. It is a single opportunity that can be tagged and is discoverable by students through filters and search on the website.
You can enter content any time, including after the site goes live.
If you have an application, you can include a link to it when you set up your program in the system.
There is a KEYWORD field that will allow you to assign your own custom tags. We will review the keywords annually to determine if any of them should become filters.
There will be links on the site for providing feedback to the web team. We expect the majority of feedback will relate to search filters and tags. We will revisit those over the summer. You can also reach out to Rebecca Joffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.