Cornell University Student Panel
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About this livestream
Ask current Cornell students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!
Meet the panelists: Bryan, Juliette, Moriah, Jay
Bryan is a senior from Rye Brook, New York in the School of Hotel Administration. He studies Hotel Administration with minors in Public Policy and Real Estate. Bryan represents the Hotel School on the Student Assembly, chairs the Dining Services committee, serves as the VP of Public Relations for his business fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and sits on the Orientation Steering Committee. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
Juliette is from Bloomfield, Michigan. She is studying Industrial & Labor Relations and minoring in Design & Environmental Analysis. She very interested in the intersection of workplace issues, design, real estate and sustainability. She serves as a project manager for the Cornell Sustainability Consultants and is leading the team to help develop a new solid waste standard. She is also very active in research with professors in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Outside of school, Juliette enjoys nature, cooking, and training her dog.
Moriah is a senior from Pennsylvania studying Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Moriah is the Vice President for Finance of the Student Assembly, she helps run Orientation and serves as a mentor for new students in the fall and spring, and she is the president of the senior honor society. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her friends, watching Netflix and working on graphic design projects.
Jay is a senior at Cornell from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Jay is the cofounder of a remote learning startup company named JEL that is a part of the eLab student business accelerator, and an officer for Special Olympics Club. Outside of school, Jay loves to play basketball and piano, and spend time with friends.
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my third year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored hundreds more through my livestreams. I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist, and I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and as Opera Saratoga's assistant conductor. I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States, and I'm looking forward to making my international conducting debut in Vienna this fall.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.
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