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Internship Insights: Experience Research at Airbnb

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared on Medium.  From June to September, I interned for one of the world’s largest travel startups — Airbnb. As an Experience Research Intern on the Trust Team, I worked on projects central to account integrity for keeping Airbnb accounts safe and secure. In this post, I’ll hash out lasting reasons for… Read the full article…


Ellie Thiele ’12 – Journey from SU to Airbnb

If you’re a frequent traveler, chances are you have stayed in at least one property listed on Airbnb. Alumna Ellie Thiele returned to campus as part of the HINDSights program to share her “Syracuse to Airbnb” story with School of Information Studies students. Throughout the course of her visit, she met with a variety of… Read the full article…


Spring Break in Silicon Valley: Where Brain Power Meets Passion

Spring Break in Silicon Valley (SBinSV) is a week-long immersion trip hosted by the iSchool every spring. This immersion trip is a three-credit course with an emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and real-world exposure to different industries. After a competitive application process, 19 students – ranging from sophomores to graduate students, and with majors from information management… Read the full article…


Why the Market is “Frothy”

Lately, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about whether we are experiencing another bubble, or if the market is merely frothy. The bubble question is a topic for another post. Today, I’d like to talk about what people mean when they say “frothy,” and explore more about why that’s the word du jour. Frothy?… Read the full article…