In November 2015 Syracuse University welcomed Communications@Syracuse students from around the world for our inaugural immersion. Held on campus in Central New York, the immersion included workshops led by Newhouse faculty as well as leaders in the field of communications. Students had the chance to come together for workshops and socializing as they examined topics relevant to media professionals in today’s digital world.
The Greatest Change in Media History
Vin Crosbie, adjunct professor of multimedia, photography and design, discussed changes in media history through the web, mobile devices, tablets and the “Internet of things.” He also reviewed media consumption, business models and production during his session.
Digital Petting Zoo
Professor Pacheco demonstrated his latest gadgets, offering students the chance to test-drive the new technologies used by innovative communicators around the world. The gadgets included Google Glass, Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, a camera-equipped drone and GoPro Hero 3 cameras.
Media Leaders and Branding
Lisa Unsworth | Pam Hamlin
Lisa Unsworth and Pam Hamlin, both senior executives at Arnold, shared the many ways to reach consumers. They reviewed how media companies become important allies to consumers and brands by helping them to create meaningful connections with audiences. Read our interview with Lisa Unsworth and Pam Hamlin
Students at the Syracuse immersion had many opportunities for networking and socializing, as well as chances to connect to the university. Students took a tour of campus and met with representatives from advising and career services. They also attended social events at Faegan’s Pub and the Carrier Dome Club 4.4, and they had the chance to meet Otto.
The immersion also featured the work of Anne Gibbons, a graphic recorder who transforms the content of meetings into robust illustrations. Anne was on hand to visualize the events, conversations and activities during the first three sessions of the immersion. Read our interview with Anne Gibbons
Communications@Syracuse student David Onoue traveled 5,000 miles from his home in Hawaii to attend the immersion in Syracuse. After the weekend he wrote an article about how the experience changed his educational, professional and personal goals. Read David’s article on our blog
When Brent Royer completed his bachelor’s degree at Syracuse, he never dreamed he would return. But, years later, he is a Communications@Syracuse student, and he attended the inaugural on-campus immersion. He wrote an article exploring his thoughts on being a student at his alma mater. Read Brent’s article