The Cornell Dyson Student Experience

At the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, you’ll get the benefits of attending a close-knit school within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and the unparalleled experience of being part of the greater Cornell community. In and outside of the classroom, you’ll be supported by dedicated staff and brilliant faculty. Student organizations, campus activities, and Cornell Dyson events will enrich your educational experience.

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Diversity and Inclusion at Dyson: Your Perspective is Welcome Here

Innovation can’t happen without inclusion. Developing respectful, equitable business leaders begins by fostering a culture of belonging at Cornell. Dyson student diversity, in all its forms, creates a rich learning environment.


Distinctly Dyson: Alumni and Students Share Their Experience

As experts in technology, consulting, finance, and consumer packaged goods, among others, our alumni make the world a better place every day, and their Dyson experience set them on a path of doing business for good. Our current students benefit from networking with alumni as they prepare to join them post-graduation

Kate Naldony ’06

CEO at Bandier
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Biography for Kate Naldony ’06

“The Dyson program prepared me for the real-world business challenges ahead. In addition to the rich classroom experience, the campus life, programming, and extracurriculars allowed me to build soft skills for tough situations.”

Alexa Friedman ’24

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Biography for Alexa Friedman ’24

“Dyson has such a strong support system that makes me feel so comforted and welcome. I know that if I ever have any sort of issue, major or minor, I could go to any faculty member, professor, or many upperclassmen who I’ve had the opportunity to become close with through Dyson. There is a true support system in Dyson and the people here really want you to succeed.”

Stephanie Evans ’10

Founder of Pamoja, Sr. Product Manager at Tapestry
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Biography for Stephanie Evans ’10

“The analytic rigor of the Dyson program allowed me to differentiate myself when I launched my career in fashion retail post-graduation, quickly identifying product trends and opportunities. Today, as an entrepreneur, I find myself utilizing a lot of the things I picked up and learned from the core business courses, from Accounting to Marketing.”

Karina Popovich ’22

Head of Impact at Makers for Change, Founder of Makers for COVID-19
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Biography for Karina Popovich ’22

“You get a powerful network. I am in awe at the realization that my classmates will be future CEOs, investors, and decision-makers. Dyson's biggest gift to me has been a network of bright peers. The culture at the school makes it possible to meet every Dyson student in your grade. I truly believe that I am familiar with most Dyson students, even those not in my grade.”

Kristina Anderson ’03

Director of Commerce Partnerships, Google
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Biography for Kristina Anderson ’03

“The opportunity to apply core economics principles differentiates the Dyson experience. Learning and applying finance, business statistics, and economics principles to class projects and case studies was directly translatable to my first job as a management consultant.”

Thatcher Hollis ’24

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Biography for Thatcher Hollis ’24

“Dyson prepares its students to be successful and efficient business professionals. The career development resources both in and outside the classroom have been very helpful.”

June Kwak ’23

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Biography for June Kwak ’23

“Dyson has given me a backbone of resources I can flock to when I feel confused. Career services and academic advising services have been so helpful in answering questions I have had and navigating me through the challenges I’ve faced while deciding on a career path.”

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Discover Dyson: Experience Our Campus

Live and learn on a vibrant, gorgeous campus full of history, nature, and things to see and do. Ithaca is a thriving college town, and the greater Finger Lakes Region offers adventures of all kinds during every season.


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Welcome to the Neighborhood: Life on Our Ithaca Campus

The bustling Ag Quad. An eclectic downtown. Stunning scenery. There’s so much to love about our campus, city, and region. First-year students live in our North Campus neighborhood, a supportive residential community with eateries, social spaces, and more.


Learning to Lead: An Eventful Education

Participate in Professional Development

Immerse yourself in meaningful learning experiences with Dyson Leadership Program. Leadership Week, an annual spring semester tradition, features forums, presentations, and more. Plus, showcase your problem-solving skills in Map the Challenge, a university-wide competition focused on sustainability.

Connect With Cornellians

Meet and network with successful Dyson graduates during FaceTime Friday Alumni Chats. Hosted by our Career Management team, these interactive, information-packed events feature professionals from across industries. Take notes. Ask questions. Follow their lead.

Hear from High-Profile Experts

Gain insight from influential leaders, inspiring entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and other industry experts through the Dyson Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Then discuss and dissect these engaging lectures with your classmates and professors.

Getting Involved at Cornell: Dyson Clubs and Organizations

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to grow as a leader—and as a person. Cornell Dyson clubs and organizations not only give you a chance to get involved on campus and in the community, but you’ll also hone important professional skills as you participate, plan, and lead. 

Dyson Clubs

A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

As Cornell’s premier business ethics and human resources organization, A Seat at the Table (ASATT) explores social issues through a business lens. ASATT hosts a variety of educational events and social activities each year.

Diversity on the Street

Diversity on the Street

 Dedicated to equality in finance, Diversity On the Street (DOTS) offers a range of education, networking, and skill-building events. Taking a cue from Cornell’s founding statement, the DOTS motto is “Finance for any person, any study.”

BlackGen Capital

BlackGen Capital

A 100% minority-owned, student-run investment fund, BlackGen Capital creates a pipeline for underrepresented talent in the finance industry. Founded at Cornell in 2019, this growing organization now has chapters across the country.

Dyson Student Organizations

Dyson Undergraduate Council

Dyson Undergraduate Council

This student organization collaborates with administration, faculty, and alumni to elevate student voices and enhance the Dyson experience. Aside from its liaison activities, the Council hosts the Better Business Week speaker series each March.


Leadership Development Program

Get empowered to inspire! Leadership development opportunities at Dyson include an interdisciplinary, immersive minor in leadership and a selective undergraduate Leadership Fellows program.

Business Inclusion and Diversity Program

Business Inclusion and Diversity Program

Inclusivity is embedded into Dyson academics and co-curriculars in many ways, from course electives to peer mentoring to a student-led diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) business advisory council for campus organizations.

Dyson Fellows Programs

Faculty Fellows for Inclusive Excellence

Connect with faculty members outside the classroom through lunch and learns, dinner conversations, recreational activities, downtown excursions, and other informal gatherings.

Farm Credit Fellows

Grow your agribusiness experience as a Farm Credit Fellow. You’ll get hands-on experience with all aspects of agricultural lending and financial services, from the field to the office

Food Marketing Fellows

Get a taste of the food marketing world through onsite visits to manufacturers, distribution centers, and retail outlets locally and around the world.

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Beyond Dyson: Expand Your Involvement

Within the SC Johnson College of Business you’ll find groups dedicated to investing, real estate, analytics, blockchain, family business, marketing, and more. Write for the Cornell Business Review or do pro-bono consulting with one of many service-oriented organizations.

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New Experiences, New Friends: Connecting Across Campus

Dyson’s location within a large university opens many doors for students. With literally thousands of clubs and organizations, you can find your people at Cornell. Whether you want to perform, publish, volunteer, learn, travel, build, game, mentor, advocate, enjoy the outdoors, or get active, there’s a group (or two) for you.


Connect with Us: Dyson on Social

We love to share the faces and spaces of Dyson! Our social feeds feature student and alumni accomplishments, highlight faculty research and expertise, and promote upcoming events and activities. Whether you prefer the visuals of Instagram or the professional approach of LinkedIn, we hope you’ll connect with us on your favorite social platform.

Join the Cornell Dyson Community

The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management is not only home to rigorous undergraduate academics, but it’s also a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners who work together to make the world a better place.