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iSchool Road Trip: Media and Entertainment in New York City

Oct. 25, 2017, 8 p.m. - Oct. 27, 2017, 10 p.m.

Location: New York City

The application for D.C. Road Trip 2018 is now closed. Check the Road Trip home page for the next upcoming iSchool Road Trip.

Pack your bag. Update your resume. The iSchool kicks off the new school year with the coolest Road Trip yet.

New York City bustles as the hub of every industry; it headquarters the majority of Fortune 500 companies, and it’s home to all types of people and passions.

However, it’s the lights and excitement of the media industry that have shaped the NYC landscape. But that landscape is dynamically changing. We’ve lined up some big company visits to explore the media and entertainment industry’s technology transformation. We’ll be heading behind the scenes - visiting change-agents, dropping by some big name industry influencers, chatting it up with our rockstar alumni, and snapping some great city selfies.

Explore with us. Envision the Possibilities. It’s an iSchool Road Trip!

Tentative Itinerary

This is an example schedule only. The exact schedule will be provided with confirmation of trip attendance and will be updated here as visits are confirmed.

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 p.m.Bus Pick Up at Goldstein Student Center, South Campus
8:15 p.m.Bus Pick Up at College Place Bus Stop, North Campus
12:00 a.m.Check-in to Hotel in NJ (rooms in groups of 3-4)

Thursday, October 26

6:30 a.m.Load bus
7:15 a.m.Visit 1: ESPN
11:00 a.m.Visit 2: Momentum
1:15 p.m.Visit 3: Panoply
3:30 p.m.Visit 4: CNN Tech
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.Free time / cultural visit
6:15 - 8:30 p.m.Student / Alumni Mixer Event: Two Door Tavern
9:15 p.m.Debrief at the hotel
10:00 p.m.Lights out

Friday, October 27

7:15 a.m.Load bus
8:00 a.m.Visit 5: Showtime
10:15 a.m.Visit 6: CBS Interactive
12:30 p.m.Visit 7: NBC Universal
3:15 p.m.Visit 8: Conde Nast
5:00 p.m.Depart NYC
10:00 p.m.Arrive home to Syracuse

Considering joining us? You should know:

Who: The Media and Entertainment Road Trip is open to all undergraduate iSchool majors (and will open to minors on a space available basis). Road Trip participants are chosen through an application process and applications are due by October 6 at 11:59 p.m. We will select approximately 50 students for the trip.

When: We’ll leave late night on October 25 (well after the career fair and your last evening classes) and return late at night on Friday, October 27. Roundtrip transportation, overnight accommodations, a student and alumni mixer, 7-8 site visits, and all meals are included in the cost of the trip.

Why YOU should definitely apply: The iSchool Media and Entertainment Road Trip will provide an opportunity for students to witness and interact with the intersection of Information Technology and industries transforming because of tech advancement. We’ll visit researchers, entrepreneurs, practitioners and strategists.  It’s a trip like no other! You’ll have the chance to glimpse future careers, practice networking with fun alumni and tour the NYC area.

Cost to you: This trip has been underwritten by the Ivor Foundation and therefore accepted students will pay a heavily discounted amount of $125 to cover the entire cost of the trip. There is further funding available on an as-needed basis. Please see Julie after being accepted to further chat about this need-based fund.

Important Dates and Details

  • September 1: Registration Opens
  • October 6 at 11:59 p.m.: Application Deadline
  • October 15 at 11:59 p.m.: Payment due
  • October 16-18: Waitlist notification

Applying to the Road Trip

Students must apply between Friday, September 1 and Friday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m. Admitted applicants will be notified by Monday, October 9 to provide enough time to rearrange work and class schedules. There is room for approximately 50 students on this trip.

Road Trip Waitlist

We will keep a waitlist of students and offer seats off the waitlist on a space available basis as accepted students deny their offer to attend. Waitlist notification will begin October 16.

Other details

Official trip explanation letters can be provided for students to give to professors, however these letters do not guarantee an excused absence. All students should discuss their absence with professors in advance.

Road Trip site visits are not finalized. Sites that may be visited include, but are not limited to television networks, broadcasting corporations, digital agencies, content creators and content distributors. Just know – we’re working really hard to ensure that each visit will be awesome, as interesting to as many students as possible, and to overall provide an exciting and enriching experience for everyone.

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