Life At Johnson

Johnson is, by design, an intense, collaborative community — one in which relationships are formed quickly and last a lifetime. We choose to remain a small school so that all of our students and faculty can work closely together.

Student Clubs

Our student clubs provide abundant opportunities to practice skills. Our culture is infused with a genuine appreciation of one another and fosters a style of teamwork that puts our graduates at the top of recruiters’ lists.

List of Clubs

Student Profiles

Hannah Zweifler

“The very real decisions we had to make as an expedition team (on the Patagonia Trek) were rich with learning for our frontcountry lives, such as how to make sure all voices on a team are heard to co-create solutions, how to get buy-in and motivate others, and how to explore the risks and consequences of our choices.” Read More

Hannah Zweifler, MBA '18


  • Huge roster of cutting edge arts, music, and cultural events
  • More restaurants per capita than New York City
  • Incredible natural beauty
  • Cost of living that’s not insane
  • Fun, interesting, diverse people
  • Schools, parks, safety…amazing for families
  • All of the above. Find out more.

This is a college town like no other, a place with a distinctive heartbeat of its own, wrapped around the academic universe of Cornell.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s how Ithaca has landed in media rankings, ranging from sports, to outdoor fun, to healthful living, to parenting:

The 2012 Johnson (JGSM) Battle of the Brands marketing competition.
The 2012 Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) Alumni-Student Panel.
The photo booth at the 2014 Johnson (JGSM) Sage Social: Gaypril event.
Johnson students at a Breakfast Workshop with motivational speaker Jullien Gordon at Johnson Means Business (JMB) 2012.
Members of the Pick 2 Pay team work with mentor and coach Tim Novikoff (PhD '11) as they prepare for the final round of pitches during Startup Weekend. Pictured from left are Stephen Shaffer, Tim Novikoff, Srikanth Deshpande (MBA'13) and Zhongyang Fu (MEng'13).
Johnson (JGSM) students in the Dyson Atrium, Sage Hall.
Incoming MBA student Denise Chow stays still and straight as fellow classmates pass her through an opening of the "spider web" during JOE - Johnson Outdoor Education - at Camp Casowasco in Moravia August 22, 2008.
The 2012 Johnson (JGSM) Welcome Picnic.
The 2012 Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) Women's Power Lunch (WPL).
Student managers of the Cayuga Fund in the Parker Center for Investment Research (PCIR).
Johnson (JGSM) students engaged in teambuilding during the 2014 Johnson Outdoor Experience (JOE).
Johnson Dean Soumitra Dutta speaks at the 2012 Johnson (JGSM) Diversity Symposium (JDS).
A Sage Social with Luis Carlos Sarmiento, MBA '85, President and CEO Grupo Aval S.A., following his delivery of the 25th Durland Lecture.
N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Limited, meets with Johnson faculty and students following his 2012 Johnson School Distinguished Global Leader Speaker Series (DGLSS) lecture on "Entrepreneurship and the Lessons Learned from My Corporate Journey."
Sage Hall in fall.

Life at Johnson Tour

Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures is a club for Johnson students and their significant others. Our mission is to foster ties of friendship and personal growth among Johnson students, their significant others, and their families.

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Johnson offers a Family-Friendly Community

A two-year MBA student shares his perspective

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

An intense, diverse, and authentic community

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Veterans at Johnson

Johnson is committed to supporting our veteran students intellectually, socially, and financially.

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