Government/Philosophy '20

Mason Woods


CVC is family.

My favorite CVC memories have been at our social events. Being able to work and plan many of them has been incredibly fulfilling for me. Specifically, CVC highly values its diverse membership and I found the social where members got to learn about the cultural backgrounds of other members to be a rewarding experience. I believe that enjoying your time with the people you work with at non-work events can be difficult to come by. Helping facilitate an internal morale that prides including every member of the organization, both professionally and personally, is something I see as pertinent to a successful organization. Whether its grabbing dinners, going to special events, or simply spending time with your fellow club members, I have enjoyed every moment of my time in this organization.


About Me

Mason is a junior from Houston, Texas pursuing a double major in Government and Philosophy with a double minor in Business and European Studies. He has worked on many projects at CVC with VC partners including NEA and Bessemer Venture Partners. His professional experiences include time working with KEC Ventures and as an investment banking analyst at RBC Capital Markets. Outside CVC, Mason is a Vice President in the Cornell Political Union and is involved with various LGBTQ+ organizations on campus.


Government and Philosophy '20, minor in European Studies


Houston, TX

Semester Joined:

Fall '16


BVP, Taurus, NEA, Envision


In summer 2017, I worked on a research project with Omidyar Technology Ventures and explored the cybersecurity space. In the Fall 2017, I conducted research for KEC Ventures investigating the construction, architecture, and engineering spaces. Last summer, I worked as an investment banking summer analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York City on the Consumer and Retail team. I am active in the LGBTQ+ business community on and off campus.


I enjoy philosophizing over coffee, going to museums, and watching musicals at the theatre.