SMART Annual Project Presentation
In April, students from this year’s SMART teams shared posters and stories detailing their work with independently-owned African businesses. Here, Dr. Fridah Mubichi-Kut poses with a group who mapped apiculture information networks in Kayonza, Rwanda.
Grand Challenges project page launched
Dyson students are globally aware and community-engaged. Learn more about the work of undergraduate teams and how to submit a project proposal here.
The Experiential & Engaged College of Business video series has been launched. This page will feature a growing collection of stories about SC Johnson College students’ engagement with community and industry partners around the world. Know of a student engagement story you’d like to share? Send a tip to email@example.com.
Engaged College Mini Grants Announced
The Engaged College Initiative announced its first round of student project mini-grants this month. Faculty members Rob Bloomfield and Anke Wessels will use their awards to support student projects in Managerial Accounting and Anabel’s Grocery classes.
SC Johnson College and RRBM
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is a proud institutional sponsor of Responsible Research in Business and Management, a network of leaders in the new paradigm for business higher education.
Learn more here.
Dyson’s annual Better Business Week 2023 showcased student engagement and innovation, and featured the Grand Challenges pitch competition, in which student teams working with community partners from Ithaca to Africa competed. Read more here. The winning Canoe Team applied their prize to the community-wide Ithaca Canoe Fest held on May 7 at Cass Park in Ithaca.
The Cornell-VinUni Vietnam ACE Pathfinders Teams of Cornell and VinUniversity undergraduates, guided by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, VinUniversity faculty, and NGO staff, addressed a research gap on the causes, intervention, and prevention of adverse childhood experiences in Vietnam. The project continued in-person during summer 2022. Read more here.
Cornell students and VinUni professors reflect on their collaboration. For the past year, Cornell students have worked with counterparts at VinUniversity on a research project for a Hanoi NGO, working in Vietnam this summer. TIn September, their Vietnamese professors came to Cornell, and the group shared reflections at Banfi’s.
In April 2022, Cornell students joined the 7th International CIBA Forum, funded by the Soft Landing experiential learning grant. This project will match student teams with international green tech businesses to bring industry and high-paying jobs to central New York State.
Our Engaged College Ambassadors joined the Cornell Business Forum conversation with David M. Einhorn and SC Johnson College dean Andrew Karolyi about the value of community engagement to all involved. Listen to the full forum.
The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
“Our business is a better world.”
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
“Leadership that turns ambition into impact.”
The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration
“Life is service – making a difference in others’ lives.”
“The Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART) Program provided me with an opportunity to explore new cultures through consulting and research engagements, which has been extremely valuable to me as I consider how I can best use my business skillset to make a positive impact in emerging markets.”
–Alethia Chan, Dyson ‘22
“The Sustainable Global Enterprise (SGE) Immersion was one of my most impactful and formative experiences at Johnson. Not only did it build a foundation for innovation, sustainability, and business, it also greatly advanced my teamwork and problem-solving skills.”
– Austin Blais, MBA ’20
“The Nonprofit Social Enterprise and Food Justice course was an eye-opening experience. We learned how to leverage technology to bolster food access. It was a great way for hotel students to learn more about the nonprofit food industry and food social justice industry.”
– Kenny Chung, Nolan ‘23
“We worked with Visions Federal Credit Union, who partnered with Zogo, a financial education app, that rewards users as they crunch through short modules about wealth management and other [educational] topics…This made me feel like I was someone critical, which I never thought I would get to feel coming in as a college freshman.
– Jennifer Wu Wu, AEM ’24
Founded in 2010, the MBA Women in Investing Conference is designed to educate MBA students about the rewarding career opportunities available to women in investment management, a field in which women are vastly underrepresented.
Hotel Ezra Cornell is Nolan’s annual student run expo. HEC 98, held April 20-23, 2023, will embrace the theme Expo – Envisioning a Sustainable and Equitable Future Through Global Hospitality.
“The industry is at a crucial turning point, and we are responsible for ensuring a sustainable future,” commented Amanda O’Leary ’24. Ellie Scherping ’24 added, “We want all of the students, guests, and speakers to leave HEC 98 with a newly inspired vision for the future of the hospitality industry and lessons on how to incorporate sustainable and equitable elements into their work.”
Learn more at Hotel Ezra Cornell’s website.
Yuchan Wang, MBA ’24
Yuchan’s community-engaged learning started during her career as an architect, combining design with humanistic care and social sustainability. During the pandemic, she taught sustainable architecture and urban planning. She has also worked on urban financing endeavors with UN-Habitat in Nairobi, which empower disadvantaged communities and strive for a better life for all.
Marc Scocca, Nolan ’25
Nolan junior Marc Scocca joined the Engaged College Initiative team in Fall 2022 as an Engaged College Ambassador. He has been expanding his knowledge of community engaged learning through a course offered by the Einhorn Center and has been applying that knowledge as a course assistant for HADM 1199.
Omor Khan, Dyson ’25
Omor joined the Engaged College Initiative team in Fall 2023. His community-engaged learning experiences include AEM 2810, The Economics of Vice and Corruption, and his time as Cornell University Impact Manager for Bumble.
Keylin Saldana, Dyson ’25
Keylin joined the Engaged College Initiative team in Fall 2023 as an Engaged College Assistant. She strives to encourage community learning and building through her extracurricular activities and everyday work at Dyson.
The David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell
The David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell is supported by the Einhorn Collaborative. Working with a wide range of cultural influencers, researchers, community leaders and funders, the foundation helps Americans build stronger relationships, embrace our differences and rediscover our shared humanity — so we can solve our most urgent challenges, together.
Associate Director of Public Engagement and Experiential Learning,
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Contact Candace Maxian, Engaged College Lead, for information or to get involved.