Dyson Undergraduate Council
The Dyson Undergraduate Council is a student-directed organization committed to promoting and strengthening the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. The organization consists of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by their passion for the Dyson School community and undergraduate Applied Economics and Management (AEM) major.
Please feel free to contact the Dyson Undergraduate Council with questions regarding anything from student life to coursework.
This page will feature upcoming Dyson Undergraduate Council events, so check back often for the latest information on opportunities to live the AEM experience.
The mission of the Dyson Undergraduate Council is to promote and strengthen the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, give leadership and assistance to fellow AEM students, provide representation and information to the Cornell community and beyond, and embody the ambition, diversity, and goals of the Dyson School's undergraduate program.
Alumni Relations: Responsible for alumni outreach and programming. Responsibilities include contacting alumni and building support for the Dyson School, as well as establishing events that foster strong relations between current students and graduates.
Prospective Students: Responsible for communicating with prospective students throughout the year with a focus on Dyson Days programming for admitted students visiting campus during Cornell Days. Responsibilities also include developing peer mentorship programs for incoming Dyson students.
Pre-Enrollment Guide for New Dyson Students. The Dyson Undergraduate Council has created a helpful guide to provide new Dyson students with course recommendations, tips on navigating Student Center and DUST, and mock schedules for Freshman. If you have more specific questions, feel free to contact any member.
Download Pre-Enrollment Guide (1.2MB pdf)
Student Development: Responsible for academic, social, and professional development programming for current Dyson School students. Also responsible for contributing to discussions related to the current curriculum and potential changes.
The Dyson Undergraduate Council organizes its projects and meets its goals through the use of Initiatives, which are overseen by Vice Presidents and appointed Chairs. Examples of current and recent Initiatives include:
- Alumni relations related activities like Externship Programs and Alumni Mentors
- Public relations projects such as the Dyson Branding Initiative, which brought Dyson School apparel to the Cornell Store
- Programs for prospective and admitted students, including Dyson Days, individualized meetings, calling panels, and peer mentorships
- Student development events such as Pre-Enrollment assistance sessions, Dyson School Welcome Events, and Recruitment Preparation Professional Development Events.
The Dyson Undergraduate Council recruits new members during the fall and spring semesters. Recruitment includes information sessions, application submissions, and interviews.
For Fall 2013, the Dyson Undergraduate Council will host information sessions on Tuesday, September 17th, and Wednesday, September 18th, at 5:00 PM in Warren 101. Please join us to learn more about our organization.
After attending a mandatory information session, applicants should submit resumes and letters of intent to email@example.com by Friday, September 20th at 10 PM. In the letter of intent, please include both reasons why you would like to join the Dyson Undergraduate Council as well as ideas for improving the Dyson School. In the subject line write "DUC Application, YOUR NAME," and attach files named "First _Last_Resume" and "First_Last_Letter." Applicants will be notified about interviews following the application deadline.
If you have any questions about recruitment, feel free to contact Jake Gillman.
|Executive Board Members: 2013-14|
|E. Alec Kane ’15
|Manhattan Beach, CA||CIIFAD, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting||Finance, Strategy
Cornell Venture Capital, CALS Dean's Student Advisory Council, Student Assembly Finance Commission, Club Water Polo, Welcome Weekend, Cornell Tradition, Research Assistant, Former TA for AEM 2010, AEM 2600 & AEM 2601, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society
|Frank Arland ’14
Executive Vice President / VP, Alumni Relations
|New Hyde Park, NY||Royal Bank of Scotland, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP||Finance, Accounting
Mutual Investment Club of Cornell, Cornell Accounting Association, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society, Orientation Leader
|Zach Leighton ’15
|Jericho, NY||City of Binghamton: Office of the Mayor||Finance, Marketing
Phi Gamma Nu Professional Fraternity, Mutual Investment Club of Cornell, Cornell Model Congress, Cornell Real Estate Club
|Karolyne DeBriyn ’15
VP, Student Development
|Houlton, WI||Shoptiques, Inc., GlossyBox||Finance
Pi Beta Phi Sorority: VP of Finance, TA for AEM 2200 & AEM 2240, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society, Shoptiques Campus Ambassador, Society for Women in Business
|Kyle Brumm ’16
VP, Public Relations
|Pasadena, CA||Trader Joe's, U.S. Growers Cold Storage||Strategy
Alternative Breaks, Cornell International Affairs Society, Cornell Tradition, CALS Dean's Student Advisory Council, IvyQ, Cornell Business Alliance
|Stephanie Ou ’16
VP, Prospective Students
|West Chester, PA||Jacobs Music||Accounting, Finance
Student Assembly Finance Commission, Society for Women in Business, Cornell Accounting Association, CALS Ambassadors
|Jake Gillman ’15
VP, Recruitment & Training
|Livingston, NJ||Blue Ocean Brokerage, Mascott Corporation||Finance, Accounting
Cornell Entrepreneurship Organization, TA for AEM 1200, Sigma Phi Society
|Nick Baccile ’14||Greenwich, CT||AREA Property Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, J.P. Morgan Investment Banking, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts||Finance, Strategy, Real Estate Minor
BOLD Leadership Certificate Program, Mutual Investment Club of Cornell, Cornell Real Estate Club, TA for AEM 4010, Sigma Nu Fraternity
|Ross Berger ’14||Woodbury, NY||NC Chocolate Manufacturing LLC, Catch New York||Finance
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity, Student Assembly Finance Commission, Cornell Sports Business Society, Former TA for AEM 1200, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
|Dylan Berkenfeld ’14||Dix Hills, NY||Green City Force, JustMelt, Nutricap Labs||Entrepreneurship
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity, Student Assembly Finance Commission, ILR Sports Industry Management Club, Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, TA for AEM 1230 & AEM 2410, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society
|Cheryl Cho ’14||Chappaqua, NY||J.P. Morgan Hedge Fund of Funds, Tula Technology||Finance
Society for Women in Business: President, Cornell Venture Capital: President, Grader for AEM 2100, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, 2014 Class Council: CALS Representative, Golden Key International Honour Society
|Nicholas Farago ’14||Santiago, Chile||Citi Investment Banking, Santander Global Markets, ProChile||Finance
Mutual Investment Club of Cornell: Analyst, Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity: Philanthropy Chair
|Jonathan Gacioch ’14||Rochester, NY||Constellation Brands, Inc., Harris Interactive Inc.||Marketing
BOLD Leadership Certificate Program, Cornell Marketing Association Case Competition Team, Independent Undergraduate Research
|Peter Galbo ’14||Buffalo, NY||Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Cornell Investment Office, National Fuel Gas Distribution Co.||Finance, Strategy
Interfraternity Council: Executive VP, Zeta Psi Fraternity: Former President, Social Business Consulting: Project Manager, TA for AEM 2410, BOLD Leadership Certificate Program, Apex Capital Fund
|Bryan Gertzog ’14||Scarsdale, NY||Box.com, Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network||Strategy
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity, Former TA for AEM 1200 and 2400, Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity
|Alison Nathanson ’14||Harrison, NY||Macy's, Bloomingdale's, INsider||Marketing, Strategy
Society for Women in Business: Junior Associate, Researcher in Food and Brand Lab, Sigma Delta Tau Sorority: Former Panhellenic Delegate, Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity, TA for AEM 4020, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society
|Gianni Parente ’14||Pittsgrove, NJ||Salem County Improvement Authority, Farm Credit East, Cottonwood Agricultural Investment||Agribusiness, Finance
Alpha Zeta Fraternity, Undergraduate Research
|Alexandra Rheinhardt ’14||Cooperstown, NY||Scheinmen Institute Researcher, Alcoa,
Bassett Health Care
Cornell Republicans, Golden Key International Honour Society, Undergraduate Research
|Rachel Woloszynski ’14||Elma, NY||Crowley Webb Advertising Agency, M&T Bank||Marketing, Strategy
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity, Student Assembly Finance Commission, Alpha Phi Fraternity
|Kristen Barnett ’15||Sherborn, MA||The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Barclays||Int’l Trade & Development
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity, Mountains for Moms at Cornell, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity
|Vincent Daigger ’15||Commack, NY||State Farm Insurance||Finance, Strategy
Mutual Investment Club of Cornell, Cornell Tradition, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Cornell Italian American Organization, Cornell Annual Fund
|Kyle Fitzgerald ’15||Dix Hills, NY||Church Pension Group, Goldman Sachs Securities||Finance, Entrepreneurship
Mutual Investment Club of Cornell, Cornell Annual Fund, TA for AEM 2100, Cornell Strategic Consulting, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
|Nicole Ghannam ’15||New Hope, PA||Third Federal Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mistubishi||Finance, Strategy
Society for Women in Business: VP Internal Development, Sustainable Enterprise Association: Vice President, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
|Dylann Katz ’15||Weston, CT||Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Goldman Sachs||Food Industry Management, Finance
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Society for Women in Business
|Raj Merchant ’15||Scotch Plains, NJ||Bloom Energy||Finance, Strategy
Mutual Investment Club of Cornell: Senior Analyst, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society, TA for AEM 2200 and AEM 2601
|Andrew Powers ’15||Ithaca, NY||Finance
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Fraternity, Sigma Phi Society, Ho-Nun-De-Kah CALS Honor Society, Research Assistant in Human Ecology, TA for AEM 1200
|Zach Kushner ’15||Scarsdale, NY||CBRE, Soros Fund Management||Finance
Mutual Investment Club of Cornell, TA for HADM 2230
|Betty Cao ’16||Plano, TX||Karen Dillard's College Prep||Finance
85Broads, Translator-Interpreter Program, AIESEC, Kappa Delta Sorority
|Kelly McDarby ’16||Horseheads, NY||Sikorsky Aircraft, AWISCO||Finance
85Broads, Cornell Consulting Club, Cornell Current, Kappa Delta Sorority
|Elizabeth Shvidky ’16||Brooklyn, NY||The Law Offices of Marina Shepelsky, Allstate Financial Services, Brash Publicity||Finance, Accounting
Cornell Finance Club
|Amanda Wong ’16||Sterling, VA||Old Navy||Finance, Accounting
Cornell Finance Club: Director of FI/FX, Society for Women in Business: Associate, Cornell Intramural Soccer, Cornell Rotaract Club, Cornell Baja SAE Racing