GUEST ROOM | Stay in the U.S. or Go Back to China?

If you ask a Chinese student randomly walking on Cornell campus their plan after graduation, there’s a growing possibility that they could be heading back to China. According to a survey conducted by S.C. Johnson MBA students in the class of 2021 during a Cornell career consulting session, Chinese students are increasingly concerned about the prospect of staying in the U.S., while attracted more by the Chinese job market. Yes, the tendency is not new. However, in recent years, growing rejections of student visas — let alone the almost-impossible-to-get H-1B visa — have fermented pessimism among students who are striving to stay. In the meantime, growing opportunities in China’s job market, especially in finance, manufacturing, investment and AI, have drawn attention from across the global economic landscape, offering more spice for new entrants.

Atrium Cafe: Off the Beaten Path

If you ask any undergrad here what their favorite campus eatery is, they’ll likely say Terrace, Trillium or Zeus. Each one is delicious in their own right, but let’s be real — making it through the lines at these places is hard work. Even in the late morning, you’ll find long lines filing out of most popular campus eateries. Although no eatery could ever replace my beloved Terrace salad or Zeus soup, I’m getting a bit tired of spending my entire lunch break waiting in these lines, leaving me to discreetly eat my lunch in the back of the lecture. My solution? The Atrium Cafe.

Johnson School, Department of Information Science Roll Out Joint Graduate Program

Graduate students of the Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Business and the Department of Information Science will collaborate with various companies to launch a  Digital Technology Immersion (DTI) Program this semester, according to a University press release. The program — offered for the first time in Spring 2016 — will include Master of Business Administration and Information Science Master of Professional Studies from both schools, according to the release. The program aims to fill the need for a workforce that has knowledge of both business analysis and data science, according to the DTI program website. Topics to be covered include ubiquitous computing, web design and programming, leadership and project management. Thirty graduate students — split almost evenly between the two schools — have enrolled in the program so far, according to Director of the MPS program Gilly Leshed.