No. 1

Dear (Contact First Name) ,

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Johnson Class of 2016. As a proud alumna of Johnson and Cornell, I will also take this opportunity to welcome you to the Johnson community of students, faculty, staff, and thousands of alumni worldwide.

Over the coming months, these messages will help you prepare for your arrival at Johnson by providing timely updates on important dates, academic and career preparation, and assorted administrative tasks we need you to complete. These messages will often refer you back to our New Students website and also to ways to connect with your classmates via social media. If you have not yet joined your classmates on Facebook (class of 2016), you can do so by sending this request to join.

Also - don't forget your spouses and partners! They can join our Joint Ventures spouses and partners club on Facebook, search for Joint Ventures - JGSM and request to join.
We will have news about Academic Prep in the coming weeks. Read on for updates and important details and stay in touch - if you have any questions please contact us at
Amanda Soule Shaw '00, MBA '05
Executive Director, Student Services
Watch Career-Focused Webinars:
The career-focused webinars will give you an overview of career path progression in each field, and what you need to do if choose that path. They are intended to be just the start of your career process - we hope they will help ensure that you have an opportunity to both explore all the career possibilities that exist for you, but also that you choose the function and industry that is right for you.

All sessions are held from 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Eastern. For each session, click on the specific focus area link. If requested, enter your name and email address. The password is 2016.  Click "Join." Please contact the CMC if you wish to have directions for an audio conference only.

Focus Area
Tuesday, April 29
Wednesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 6
Wednesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 14
CareerLeader: Do it!
MBA recruiting happens at a fast pace, therefore getting focused on what you want to do early on will give you an advantage. If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to reaffirm your career goals through a self-assessment tool designed for MBAs, CareerLeader. See the following directions for accessing CareerLeader.
  • Visit: and follow the onscreen prompts to the NEW USER section of the page
  • Enter your email address:
  • Enter your registration key:johnson-smile  (the hyphen is required)
  • Once you have successfully logged in and registered your account, you will be brought to your user dashboard.  There, you will be able to click on TAKE THE TEST for each of the three inventories (INTERESTS, MOTIVATORS, SKILLS). 
After completing all three inventories, you will be able to view your personalized results in each of the six sections on the dashboard (for which there are buttons to click). Your printable personalized CareerLeader Report is available within the Toolbox section of the user dashboard. Contact the CMC if you have trouble logging in.
What else?
There are other things you can do to prepare for your arrival at Johnson.
  • Apply to summer camps and conferences as relevant. Note the early deadlines for some of these programs.
  • Put your resume in the Johnson format. Click here for a template. Your resume is not due to the CMC until October, but it may be easier to draft your resume while you are still employed and can access key data.
  • Start working on your PARs (Problem, Action, and Result). Your PARs will be the foundation for your interview and resume prep. Click here for a worksheet.
Sage News Archives
April 25, 2014
Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View our videos on YouTube   View our profile on LinkedIn   View our photos on flickr
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.