In spring 2016, Communications@Syracuse students discovered insights into media entrepreneurship while networking with their classmates in one of the world’s most dynamic metropolitan areas: New York City.
At the Fisher Center, Syracuse University’s state-of-the-art new teaching facility in midtown Manhattan, students participated in engaging educational sessions led by award-winning media professionals and Syracuse faculty members. Students also visited some of the city’s most influential media businesses where they heard directly from top leaders.
Visiting Some of the World’s Most Influential Media Companies
Students heard from media leaders during visits to Bloomberg, Edelman New York, digital advertising agency 360i and creative agency Arnold Worldwide.
Rubbing Shoulders with a Communications Innovator
Foursquare co-founder and Newhouse alum Dennis Crowley welcomed students to his company’s headquarters for dinner and a discussion about the value of failure in entrepreneurship.
Pitching Native Ad Business Models to a Buzzfeed VP
With guidance from Newhouse’s Sean Branagan, students presented original case studies to Buzzfeed vice president of agency strategy Matt Trotta, who was on hand to provide feedback.
Networking and “Net Watching” over Drinks
Students got a jump-start on their careers and celebrated a university tradition at Irish sports bar Stout NYC, where they met with media company representatives and Newhouse alums while cheering on the Syracuse men’s basketball team.
Gaining Wisdom from Young Entrepreneurs and Syracuse Alumni
Students heard inspirational insights from media professionals and Newhouse graduates who have worked for Huffington Post, The New York Times, USA Today and other influential companies.