When a Mango is So Much More: Reflections on the CAPS Class of ’17"If President Trump can fundamentally change his mind about the Sino–North Korean relationship after ten minutes with Xi Jinping, think of how much he can learn from a CAPS student!" Remarks by Andrew Mertha, Professor of Government and former CAPS Director, at CAPS 2017 Commencement Ceremony.
News about China Will Define My Future—and Yours: The 2017 CAPS Student AddressMatthew McGee (double major, CAPS and Government) tells his class that, going forward, "the challenges we will face include China’s economic rise, North Korea, the global refugee crisis, terrorism, and declining confidence in the post-WWII global order. All of these, in one way or another, have a connection to China, and whether we go into law, journalism, academia, business, or government, we will almost certainly confront them in our professional lives."
Congratulations CAPS Class of 2017!Some wise words from Professor Emeritus Sherman Cochran, with highlights of our graduates' honors, awards, and immediate plans.
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Off-campus Learning: Beijing and Washington, D.C.
The CAPS major gives students experience both on and off campus, including one required semester in Beijing and one optional semester with Cornell in Washington, during which students participate in internships and cultural immersion. This unique and ambitious program offers CAPS majors unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal-arts education.
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The opportunities to study in D.C. and Beijing were the cherry on top of my overall experience with CAPS.
— Melina Zhou '15, Latham & Watkins LLP
Career opportunities with CAPS
With four years of intensive Chinese language training, internships in Beijing, and the option to complete additional internships in Washington, D.C., Cornell graduates with a major in CAPS are well suited for entry- or higher-level positions in consulting, journalism, law firms, businesses, financial services, NGOs, diplomacy, and other government and public service agencies. An undergraduate CAPS degree also readily prepares one for graduate studies in law, business, and other disciplines with a focus on China.
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