Alumni Contact, Cornellians in China (Shenzhen)

Posted by Cornell Club of Shenzhen on 06/03/2014

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Must meet eligibility criteria
Number of Seats: 3
Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong 518048, China
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

Volunteering as the Cornell contact for your country/region involves your contact information being listed on the International Club/Contact section of our website. Cornellians living in, moving to, or traveling through may contact you for basic information about getting involved in the area or connecting with other Cornellians.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Volunteer contacts are the primary points of contacts for Cornellians living in/traveling through any given city/country. Clear and engaging communication style, written and oral, is key to the successful fulfillment of the role.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
In cases where it makes sense to build the momentum toward a formal Cornell alumni club in the area, volunteer contacts frequently take the lead to initiate the outreach among the alumni community and with the Office of Alumni Affairs, organizing/planning/hosting events, as well as serving on, managing, and leading a club board.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
A volunteer contact helps to engage local alumni, spread the word about upcoming events, welcomes those new to the area, and serves as an ambassador for Cornell via communication and appearance at local events.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Hongnan Ma

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: Not Applicable
Number of terms in Office: Not Applicable


Prerequisites 1) Is interested in sharing his/her time/talents to connect Cornellians with each other and the university, 2) Has strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills, 3) Is willing to have contact information shared publicly.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: Yes
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Volunteer contacts should meet with IP-AAD staff from time to time, in whatever way is most convenient.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Other

Other Meeting Details: Volunteer contacts should participate in available leadership training and attend regional Alumni Leadership Conference where opportunities are available.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election