Cornell University Student Panel

Recorded Wednesday, September 23 at 10:00 PM

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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.

School information

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

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 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.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
10:52@DashaM:Is living in dorm required for freshmen/sophomores? Is there kitchen/refrigerator in common areas for folks who prefer to cook and not to go out/east on campus?
14:51@anonymous:How dthe gray, cloudy, cold weather affect your mood?
16:32@Gwarner8:How LGBT friendly is Cornell?
17:28@haydenroberge:is the student culture inclusive? I have found that Cornell students get a reputation of being too competitive?
19:45@anonymous:Is there a Black student union? How would you describe the racial climate there?
21:50@Jrai08:How do Cornell students spend their weekends? Popular places to eat, hangout, or study?
23:46@anonymous:Can Bryan talk about his day as a hotel Adm major ?
26:47@anonymous:Were you excited to attend the classes that you have chosen? Which one’s your favorite class and why?
29:42@anonymous:What's your least favorite class you've taken?
33:28@anonymous:As an engineering student, is there flexibility in the academic schedule to explore other subjects like combine with business entrepreneur or is the engineering program so intense that its very major focused?
34:29@anonymous:Would Jay be able to talk more about his major and what the competitiveness is like? Are internships/research opportunities readily available?
36:11@theresep.23:What is Greek life at Cornell? Is it big?
38:39@theresep.23:What is sports life like there?
40:28@R9::Does Cornell value sports and how are the sports facilities in the campus?
42:52@anonymous:How is financial aid at Cornell?
46:20@nathanwidjaja:On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank school spirit at Cornell?
47:02@anonymous:what unique programs are incorporated into your school's curriculum?
48:04@anonymous:Do you get any resources from Cornell as an engineer student?
48:57@aneelashemsu:What was the worst experience you've ever had with the weather during winter at Cornell?


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