January 11, 2008

Holding Up the Cornell Banner

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[img_assist|nid=26588|title=The Cornell Connection.|desc=Monica Huang M.S. ’03, Samuel Chen M. Eng ’02, and Adrien Desbaillets ’04 peruse copies of The Sun at a dinner with members of the Cornell Club of Shanghai and Sun editors. Photo: Matt Hintsa|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]Thinking of moving to China after graduation and wondering if you’ll be in good company? Many Cornell alumni living in Shanghai have come together to create an active Cornell Club. (One also exists in Beijing.) The Club in Shanghai does not have a building like the more populous club in New York, so they meet about once a month in different restaurants around the city. According to Samuel Chen M. Eng ’02, one of the organizers, the Cornell Club of Shanghai has about 170 members, approximately half of whom actively participate in events.
The members represent a wide variety of Cornell graduates from different schools and years. Some of the members are originally from China; others have moved there from the U.S. or Europe since their graduation from Cornell. Even the small group we met encompassed a wide range of professions: architecture, law, education, business and (the American) Foreign Service.
Click here for more about The Sun’s trip to China