No. 2

Greetings from Ithaca! The trees on campus are all in bloom, and we are about to celebrate the success of the Class of 2014 with graduation festivities. It's probably hard to believe that we will be celebrating your graduation in just two short years.

The Career Management Center webinars are wrapped up now, but if you missed them the first time, there's still time to catch up. See below for links to specific sessions. The next deposit is due June 4, and there are other updates about financial matters below. You'll soon receive information via email from Professor Bob Libby about the Accounting core prep work. Keep on the lookout for it as it will greatly help you during the core. For a list of previous Sage News emails, please see the bottom of this message for Sage News Archives, links to previous messages. The archive lines can also be found on the right side of the Johnson New Students page. Staying in-the-know and on task will definitely help you hit the ground running in August.

Don't forget your spouses and partners can join our Joint Ventures spouses and partners club on Facebook. Check out our Johnson Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Flickr site. 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
Assistant Dean, Student Services
A quick reminder, your last enrollment deposit of $1,500 is due on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by 12:00 noon EDT (New York Time). You can submit your next deposit at anytime.  To submit this deposit and reserve your seat, please complete the following steps:
  • Login to your Johnson Application Account and open your electronic decision letter
  • Click the Enrollment Form link in your decision letter
  • Complete the Enrollment Information Form
  • Submit your $1,500 deposit payment by credit card (no checks)


Financial Aid
US Citizens and Permanent Residents: If you have not done so, it's not too late to apply for federal student loans. Click here for information and procedures.
Federal Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN): For students accepting the Federal Loan outlined in their award notification and who have applied and submitted the required application for the Federal Graduate PLUS program; an online entrance counseling session and MPN(s) will need to be completed.  You will receive an email from the financial aid office on how to complete these steps mid-June.

International Students who are interested in borrowing through our loan program without a cosigner can apply online to receive your conditional approval with Quorum Federal Credit Union beginning June 1. To finalize your loan you will be required to attend a meeting with Quorum Federal Credit Union to provide proof of identity (Passport, I20 and VISA), become a credit union member and sign your loan note before funds can be disbursed. Meetings will be held here at Johnson in August and we will notify students once we have finalized the times.

Financial aid (loans and scholarships) credits will be posted directly to your bursar account on a semester bases. Some students may have financial aid in excess of the charges (tuition, health insurance, parking, etc.). If you have applied for aid greater than the charges you will receive a refund for the difference. You will receive instructions on how to sign up for student aid refunds using direct deposit once you receive your electronic tuition statement in July. Once all aid has been posted to your account any credit balance will be refunded after official university instructions begin on August 27. You should be prepared to use your own resources to cover your expenses until early September.

Tuition, Health Insurance
Fall 2014 Tuition: Your Cornell tuition bill will be available to view and pay online beginning July 11. Tuition payment is due August 7 and must be paid or covered by pending financial aid. On this bill you will see your fall tuition charge of $29,096, admissions deposit credit, plus your initial billing for student health insurance (read more about health insurance). Full payment of your student bill is due by the date indicated on your statement. You are responsible for paying any amounts not covered by financial aid. A late-payment penalty of 1.25% of any past-due balances will be assessed.

You will not receive paper bills. Cornell University bills via electronic E-Bills (Net.Pay administered through Sallie Mae). You will receive further information and instructions on how to understand your E-bill in the coming months.
The Office of the Bursar offers several payment options, for information please visit the bursar website.
MBAMath provides a short introduction to several core courses - Statistics, Accounting, Economics and Finance. MBAMath is provided to you free of charge. How to access the course:
  • Go to, click "Existing User Sign In" in upper right hand corner
  • Username: your email address on file at time of deposit (probably this email address)
  • Password: johnsonmba
Quantitative Skills for the Core Pre-Orientation Course: July 29 - July 31
We will begin inviting students to participate in this three-day preparatory course, sometimes fondly referred to as "math camp" in the coming weeks. Invitations will be extended first to students who we feel can most benefit from the course. We will  open up a wait list in late May for others wishing to join the course.

Save the date for exemption exams: August 1 - 3. More information to be confirmed soon.
Training the Street: Deeply Discounted Johnson Rate
We've been able to negotiate a deeply discounted rate on what I would consider a top quality self-study financial modeling training resource offered by TTS. If interested, please click on this link.

Read this book: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton
Technology has changed not only the way we do business, but also how we look for work.  The 2-Hour Job Search rejects laundry lists of conventional wisdom in favor of a streamlined job search approach that produces results quickly and efficiently.  In three steps, creator Steve Dalton shows you how to select, prioritize, and contact prospective employers so you can land that critical first interview.The CMC strongly recommends that you read this book prior to arriving in Ithaca this August. It will be immensely helpful come recruiting season. For a list of other recommended books, please click here.

Missed the career-focused webinars? Catch up now.

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.

Focus Area
CareerLeader, Summer Camps and Programs, Resume Template, PAR Worksheet
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