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10 Years of IDS Podcast, Ep.1: BrandYourself and Patrick Ambron ’09

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.  Alexandra: Today we’re featuring Patrick Ambron of BrandYourself. BrandYourself was founded in 2009 in the Syracuse Student Sandbox. Today, the company… Read the full article…




Steering the Boat for the First Time

Editor’s note: in this piece, Alex reflects on his experience on Peak2Peak, one of the many Immersion Experiences the iSchool offers. Applications for the spring 2019 trips – EntreTech NYC, Spring Break in Silicon Valley, and TechTrek Chicago – are open now! Before getting started about the highlight of my Peak to Peak (P2P) experience, let me tell you about my… Read the full article…


Finding Syracuse University Alumni in the Pacific Northwest

Editor’s note: in this piece, Emily reflects on her experience on Peak2Peak, one of the many Immersion Experiences the iSchool offers. Applications for the spring 2019 trips – EntreTech NYC, Spring Break in Silicon Valley, and TechTrek Chicago – are open now! When milling around Amazon’s new in house rain forest, the last thing I expected to hear was, “Do you… Read the full article…



Why Grit is Important in Silicon Valley

While on a plane to Hong Kong last semester, I read what is one of my now favorite books: “Grit” by Angela Duckworth. Duckworth is a psychologist who has spent the last few decades of her life attempting to disrupt. In Silicon Valley terminology, to disrupt means to be innovative and create new meaning to… Read the full article…




Michael Librizzi ’05 on Being Patiently Passionate

“What’s the most entrepreneurial thing you’ve ever done?” For several weeks, students, professors, and staff from both the School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management have been pondering this question. This prompt does not come out of the blue; it’s one of the leading questions Syracuse University alumnus Michael Librizzi… Read the full article…