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Four-Year Flash: Alan Nguyen ’19

Meet Alan Nguyen ’19, a senior in Information Management and Technology who is on the fast track to receive a M.S. in Data Science. He hails from Alan, Texas. Tell me about your passion. I’m interested in technology infrastructure as well as IT infrastructure. Understanding how to use the data is also part of this… 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…




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…


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…



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,… Read the full article…