Hi, Reddit! We’re Shawn Felton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and Tara Bubble, Sr. Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Cornell University, and we’re excited to be doing our first Reddit AMA! We’re here to answer questions that will hopefully help you put together a better application. Ask us anything!

Resources for those interested in Cornell:

Also, a shoutout to r/Cornell! Go Big Red!


Edit: Made video public Edit 2: Thanks for all of the great questions! We're taking a short break to go to CTB. :) Edit 3: And we are back

Thank you so much for all of your questions! We had a lot of fun. Hope to be back soon!

Update: Thanks again for all of your questions, Reddit! We'll be back online tomorrow morning answering them.

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VjuntiMunagala3829 karma

Hi R/Cornell! Prospective hotel management major with a minor in philosophy. I loved your school and I already submitted my application, but I don't think I came off as depressing enough in my essay... Will this be a problem?

CornellAdmissions585 karma

A depressing essay or a sad story doesn't equal a great application. There is a misconception that admissions only cares if something horrible has happened to you. We want to learn more about YOU in your essay - your story is not like everybody else's.

KekkoMungaalah945 karma

Hi Cornell Admissions. I'm a prospective student and I'm really excited by your Hotel Management major. What am I supposed to do when I can't find a job?

CornellAdmissions377 karma

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) has an excellent Career Services Office. There are a wide range of opportunities in business now that the major is AACSB accredited.

l------l417 karma

Are you Andy Bernard?

CornellAdmissions285 karma

No, but he is one of our favorite alumni ambassadors! :) Check him out at convocation: http://www.cornell.edu/video/2014-senior-convocation-featuring-ed-helms.