Thursday, June 30, 2011

Interview with Cornell Student

A few months ago, I spoke to a first-year student interested in social enterprise at the Johnson School at Cornell to get her insight.  She really opened my eyes to some of the more ‘non-traditional’ ways to pursue social enterprise interests.  She mentioned that there are several Fortune 500 companies with focuses on emerging markets.  Like for example, one role she mentioned is through a major a credit card company that needs employees to explore emerging markets in Africa.  AWESOME JOB!

She mentioned that she went to Johnson because she felt like the program was more well- rounded compared to other schools with strong Social Enterprise focuses.  She really likes Johnson’s sense of community and the focus on teamwork.  Also because it is a smaller class, compared to most top business schools, she pretty much knows everyone in the class.

She said her favorite courses were her Sustainable Global Enterprise class where she had the opportunity to go to a developing country to work with a start-up.  Her other favorite class was her core finance class since it strengthened her business acumen. 

Other things to mention, based on my own research of Johnson, is that it seems like the community is tight-knit which extends to the Alumni network as well.  After speaking with this student, I spoke with an Alum who connected me to several other alums not only from Johnson, but also from other schools I am interested in.  I could not believe how helpful that Johnson Alum was!  I think Johnson is a good school for those who are interested in a small, collaborative, teamwork environment and someone who wants a true campus atmosphere.

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Any thoughts/insights?



Monique June 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

That's great to know - Johnson is one of my target schools, this insight continues it's ranking at the top of my list. Thanks Motown!

mbalady June 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM  

Thats great to hear! I hadnt really considered Johnson to this point, but I will certianly give their SE program a closer look.Good stuff motown.

Motown July 1, 2011 at 9:37 AM  

@ Monique I'm glad to hear Cornell is one of your schools!!

@MBALady Glad to see you opening your eyes to Johnson. Let me know your insights! I did this interview months and months ago.

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