First Year Initiative (FYI)

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The mission of the FYI program is to create future leaders in the Cornell community by instilling passion and drive, encouraging skills development, and sparking intellectual growth through the lens of the Asian and Asian American experience.

With the mentorship program, CAPSU, and support from the Asian & Asian American Center, FYI seeks to foster a greater sense of community and sustainability throughout our student organizations and our campus. It is our hope to develop future leaders who are passionate, knowledgeable, and committed to making this community greater and more cohesive.


So what would you do?

FYI provides weekly forums with a comprehensive curriculum, mentor-mentee pairings, resume and career workshops, and semesterly projects. 



Applications are currently closed, but will open up again next fall. Please check back at the beginning of the semester, we’d love to hear from you.

Questions? Contact the directors:

Jennifer Yu (jmy53)
Jeannie Yamazaki (jay57)
Grace Shau (gs623)

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