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Cornell GCC Fall 2020 External Mentorship Program 

Program Description

Due to the unique situation of this semester, GCC believes that it is in the safety and best interest of our members and prospective members to not hold recruitment during Fall 2020. However, in these challenging times, we would like to continue putting our best efforts into giving back to the Cornell community. Consequently, GCC is proud to launch an External Mentorship Program. This program will match underclassmen with GCC members who are willing to provide advice regarding professional development, career navigation, campus life, and academic support. Interested applicants can find additional information below.

Mentee Benefits

  1. Mentorship

  2. Professional and academic guidance/resources

  3. Opportunity to learn more about GCC and build relationships with GCC members

Application Requirements

  1. Coffee chat at least four GCC members 

  2. Class of 2023 or Class 2024 (Must be a Freshman or Sophomore)

  3. Complete the online application before October 2nd

Mentors and Contact Information

Willa Chen - wc426@cornell.edu

Jessica Chen - jtc264@cornell.edu

Karen Chen - kc953@cornell.edu

Daniel Chung - dwc244@cornell.edu

Steven JW Lu - sjl346@cornell.edu

Radhika Poddar - rp542@cornell.edu

Ploy Chirathivat - pc497@cornell.edu

Michelle Li - ml973@cornell.edu

Victor Xie - vx22@cornell.edu

April Ye - yy459@cornell.edu

Allen Chen - ac2738@cornell.edu

Andrew Wong - acw96@cornell.edu

Jessica Zheng - jz856@cornell.edu

Brian Shi - bbs86@cornell.edu

Saumya Sharma - ss2944@cornell.edu

George Zhuang - xgz2@cornell.edu

John Lee - jsl344@cornell.edu

Freddie Quan - jq65@cornell.edu

Tracy Xu - xx236@cornell.edu

Antina Yeh - ey255@cornell.edu

Information Session 1


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 


Meeting ID: 984 9809 6697

Meeting PW: 698944

A short presentation followed up by a Q&A session. This is a great chance to learn about members' experiences in GCC.

Information Session 2


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Meeting ID: 954 4106 0425

Meeting PW: 485334

A short presentation followed up by a Q&A session. This is a great chance to learn about members' experiences in GCC.



5:00 PM EST

Link to Register

Application for the Fall 2020 External Mentorship Program needs to be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 2.


Who should I coffee chat?

You can coffee chat anyone within GCC. This includes both people who are listed above as mentors and people who aren’t.

Who should I choose as my mentor?

You can choose anyone you want to be your mentor. The mentors above are open to taking to multiple mentees. On your application form, you can also request for someone who isn’t listed above to be your mentor. You can simply put his or her as one of your mentor preferences. This could be someone that you had a coffee chat with and really enjoyed talking to.

Will participating in GCC’s External Mentorship Program increase my chances for recruitment next semester?

The mentorship program is not directly linked to our recruitment process. However, it is a good opportunity for you to learn more about GCC and for us to learn more about you. Through the mentorship program, you will be able to build meaningful relationships with members of GCC, who can potentially help you during next semester’s recruitment process. 

Does participating in GCC’s External Mentorship Program mean that I need to apply to GCC next semester?

No. Although we would love for you to apply, participating in the mentorship program does not mean that you will be required to apply to GCC in the future. It also does not automatically make you considered as an applicant for our recruitment process next semester. You will still need to apply like any other candidate. 

What is the commitment like for mentees?

There is no minimum commitment. However, the more you invest, the more you gain. We hope that mentors and mentees can invest in the time to build meaningful connections with each other. 

Do mentees get to go GCC’s internal events (eg. socials, meetings and etc)?

Unfortunately, mentees will not be able to go to GCC’s internal events. 

Should mentors and mentees meet in person or virtually?

We would recommend meetings to be conducted virtually. However, it is up to the parties involved. 

Will the recruitment team be in charge of scheduling coffee chats for people interested in applying for the program?

No. Candidates will be responsible for setting up their own coffee chats. You can reach out to anyone in GCC via email to set up a coffee chat with them. Everyone’s super nice, so they would definitely be more than willing to talk to you. If you are really struggling with scheduling coffee chats, you can also email the recruitment team for help.

Can this program be completed virtually?

You can participate and complete this program completely virtually. However, if you choose to meet your mentors in person, that is okay too. 

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the programs?

Michelle Li  (ml973@cornell.edu)

Tracy Xu (xx236@cornell.edu)

George Zhuang (xgz2@cornell.edu)

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