Join JPALs

Johnson Personalized Admissions Links

A program designed to strengthen ties among alumni, current students, and admitted students, JPals enables each admitted student to experience the value of becoming a member of the Johnson and Cornell community through instant Cornell connections.

Each newly admitted student receives a Cornell network of PALs (a first-year and a second-year MBA student, plus two alumni matched by career interest and geography). PALs call the new admit to welcome him or her to the Cornell community and continue to be a resource throughout the decision-making process.

Participating alumni will be matched with an admitted student based on (1) region and (2) career interest. You will be asked to contact your admitted student 7-14 days after you are notified.

Talking points for your initial conversation include:

  • Congratulate the admitted student
  • Introduce yourself (class year, career path, etc.)
  • Offer to answer questions as needed

Ongoing activities may include (but are not required):

  • Organize informal social gatherings with your student or all admitted students in your region.
  • Check in with your student with your student at the beginning of the fall semester.

How can I sign up to participate in JPALs?

Help us to attract top talent to Johnson by joining JPals.

  • Log on to JConnect.
  • After logging in, go to your profile page by clicking on your name at the top right. On your profile page, click the "Edit Profile" link next to your name and picture.
  • On this page, click the "Mentoring" link listed under "Edit Profile".  From here, you will find selection boxes to indicate you would like to participate in JPALs.
  • After making your selection, click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page to save.
  • While you're in JConnect, please take a moment to update your information.

You will be matched with admitted students throughout the ongoing admissions deadlines. You may not receive a match right away, as matches will be determined by the geographic location and career interests of the students involved.