Spring Break in Silicon Valley 2017 - The Syracuse University iSchool

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 … Continued


GE Leadership Conference

General Electric, better known as GE, has become a household name and a trusted brand across the globe. Every year they host a Leadership at Work Conference here at Syracuse University. This year, about 30 students were selected to participate. My Experience I had the privilege of attending this all-day leadership conference this year. I … Continued

School Media Specialist Job Availability in New York. Map by Kara Conley.

School Media Specialist Job Availability in New York State

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a school media librarian? Or maybe you’re a teacher looking for a change of pace? It’s a good time to consider becoming a School Media specialist. The iSchool is lucky to be a part of a thriving library community. We are consistently sent job openings from school … Continued

Students on the EntreTechNYC 2016 trip. Photo by Ross Nadel '17.

EntreTech NYC 2016: Grit, Passion, Transparency, and More

Back in May, a group of students embarked on the iSchool’s annual EntreTech NYC Trip, one of many iSchool Trips where students can learn by going into the field. There, they made 19 visits (scroll to the bottom to see the complete list of those who hosted!), networked with iSchool alumni, and got to take an inside look at … Continued

iSchool IM Student Amanda Quick

The iSchool is More Than Just Grad School

“Congratulations Amanda! You have been admitted to the iSchool,” read the subject line of the email that had just appeared in my inbox. I sat at a desk doing homework on the fifth floor of Bird Library and regardless of the “quiet” rules, I could barely keep my excitement to myself. Not only had I … Continued

Interviewing Tips

Interviewing Tips: Beyond the Basics

People love to give advice on interviewing tips and tricks, but you can only hear so many times “have a strong handshake,” or “make eye contact with the employer.” There are lots of other aspects of interviews that might get overlooked, but are important to discuss and cover. Below are some interviewing tips that you … Continued

Information Governance Basics with iSchool Alumna Ilona Koti

Information Governance Basics with iSchool Alumna Ilona Koti

iSchool alumna Ilona Koti is hosting a webinar with us on May 4. Before she gives her webinar, Ilona answered some questions for iSchool Graduate Recruitment Manager Erin Bartolo in order to help people better understand her area of expertise, information governance. Ilona is currently a Principal Consultant in Information Governance & Risk Management at ARK-IGC Information Governance Consulting. What … Continued

The iSchoolers on the Buffalo Sports Road Trip in early 2016.

Finding Career Clarity on the Buffalo Sports Road Trip

Road Trips are one of the most special things the iSchool does here at Syracuse. While we do have classes in Database Management Systems and Organizational Systems (two courses that apply directly to the financial and consulting world), it wasn’t until I visited companies on a road trip that I could fully comprehend and see … Continued

SBinSV at tilt

Have You Applied to Attend ‘Spring Break in Silicon Valley’ Yet?

Last Spring Break, I was on the immersion-course trip, Spring Break in Silicon Valley (or SBinSV), a once-in-a-lifetime experience specially designed for Syracuse University students. Now the iSchool is accepting applications for the next Spring Break in Silicon Valley, to take place in 2016 (Apply Here). During my time on SBinSV, we visited companies like Twitter, Dropbox, … Continued