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Meet the 2019 iSchool Convocation Speaker: Mary Spio

The iSchool Senior Squad is excited to announce Mary Spio as our convocation speaker for the class of 2019! Mary was chosen for her devotion to new and emerging technologies, her experiences in professional storytelling, her entrepreneurship, her inspiration to women and first-generation Americans, and her connections to Syracuse University. Mary’s Story Mary Spio was… Read the full article…


Launching into Summer: My Journey to EY

The Journey My journey to my internship started when I was accepted into the Sophomore Leaders Overnight Retreat trip hosted by the iSchool. Only 12 selected sophomores are chosen to go on this fully sponsored road trip. The trip which provided an insight into Ernst and Young (EY) and Microsoft’s main offices at New York… Read the full article…



What New Data Scientists Need to Know for Their First Job

I’m a lead data scientist at the consulting firm and federal contracting giant Booz Allen Hamilton—a leader in the analytics services space. I oversee a small team of data scientists—some of whom are fresh out of masters and undergrad programs—in a variety of analytics platform development and algorithm development projects, from text mining, to document… Read the full article…


The 2020 Census and Public Libraries

The first day of April 2019 marks the Census Day of Action. This means that in exactly one year, the 2020 Census will be underway. In the past week, communities across the United States held events promoting census awareness and participation. The United States Constitution mandates the Census. It collects data about people living in the… Read the full article…


10 Years of IDS Podcast, Ep. 9: Density and Andrew Farah ’09 G’11

Editor’s Note: In honor of 10 years of the IDS program at the iSchool, Alexandra Archambault will be leading you through a 10-episode podcast series. Each episode highlights a different successful startup company from the program.  What is Density and How is it Used? Alex: In our penultimate podcast episode, I chatted with Andrew Farah about his company: Density…. Read the full article…


Silicon Valley: Just Another College Tour?

Obviously, there are plenty of companies around Silicon Valley. Some are incredibly impressive and some can seem quite boring, but that is all in the eye of the beholder. During Spring Break in Silicon Valley, I was sometimes too focused on how tired I was and how irrelevant a company’s job offerings were to me…. Read the full article…