If you’re interested in learning about the iSchool, you are a person in the know about what’s both innovative and exciting to study today, and what will lead you to an outstanding, high-demand, cutting-edge, well-paying career in the future.
If you’re looking for your undergrad home, know that while here at the iSchool at Syracuse, you will love and benefit from many experiential, hands-on, outwardly facing opportunities to learn – and not just from lectures and books, although there is that too of course. iSchool students have the opportunity to get a realistic feel for the variety of positions they aspire to – through internships; trips such as Spring Break in Silicon Valley, EntreTechNYC; exercising their entrepreneurial ideas in the Blackstone Student LaunchPad and the Student SandBox, with an Entrepreneur in Residence to guide and support their start-up, or hack-a-thon style competitions like a weekend of creating and pitching new apps for MLB.com (that’s the official Major League Baseball communications site!)
As you browse our website, particularly our news and our Information Space blog, you’ll get a strong sense of the excitement, opportunities, rich preparation, and tremendous success stories of our students and alums – and you can be one of them.
If you are scouting out graduate programs – either Masters or Ph.D. – know that we are ranked No.1 in information systems in the U.S. News and World Report graduate schools rankings, and the quality of the teaching that has earned us that designation permeates all of our courses. Reading the short bios of our faculty will give you a sense of the range of expertise and high quality of their research and professional leadership in fields from data analytics, to social media visualization, to digital libraries, to cloud computing. If your interest is awakened, feel free to contact any of the faculty members by email and arrange a time to chat. Or even better, come visit the iSchool and learn first-hand from a range of folks – faculty, staff, and students.
Above all, remember that the future opens wide for those who are prepared with the best creative, thoughtful, and technical capabilities for getting the most from the data that surrounds us – as all data is information, and the iSchool at Syracuse excels at preparing you for our ever-evolving world of data – whether it’s textual, numeric, pictorial, or digital – it is all data, and so it’s all INFORMATION – and you too can become the master of it!
Elizabeth D. Liddy