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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…


Diversity Starts With Me

Editor’s note: in this piece, Anna 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! “Diversity is like being asked to a party, but being inclusive is like… Read the full article…


Dear Future EntreTech Student …

Applications for EntreTech NYC will be opening Monday, October 1st on the EntreTech website! For questions contact Julie Walas, Director of Alumni & Student Engagement at jlwalas@syr.edu.    So you’re thinking about applying for EntreTech or another iSchool immersion program? Congrats! You have been introduced to an incredible opportunity very few will ever experience. Once you have… 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…



Syracuse Hometown Road Trip

I interviewed William Lombardi and Kyle Parkan about their experience on the iSchool Hometown Road Trip in Syracuse. William and Kyle are both seniors majoring in Information Management and Technology. Here’s what they had to say! What drew you toward wanting to go on the Hometown Road Trip? William: I think what drew me toward… Read the full article…


Making Yourself Marketable: EntreTech NYC

First, imagine this: a group of 18 students travel to NYC to explore the tech startup ecosystem. The students show extensive knowledge of technical terminology.  They have engaging conversations with the heads of amazing companies and these terms are spewed in between, what seems like every other word. Now imagine this: a writing major who has… Read the full article…