Meet our summer internship bloggers! This summer, InfoSpace will feature blogs from several iSchool students as they complete their summer internships.

The summer internship bloggers are undergraduate and graduate students from all iSchool programs who will share their unique experiences as they work over the summer.

heidiHeidi Bryson

MS in Library and Information Science: School Media ’18

Heidi is a former ESL teacher and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. After serving two years in Uganda and realizing that her true passion lies in being able to support an entire school community, she decided to enroll in the iSchool to earn her Master’s in Library and Information Science: School Media. She loves gaming, yoga, martial arts, traveling, and relaxing on her deck in the sun with a great book or graphic novel.

Heidi’s internship is with the Syracuse City School District. She will be working at J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School as their school library media specialist for their summer classes, which students from several schools in the district will attend.

kimKimberly Hoffman

MS in Library and Information Science ’18

Kim is entering her second year as an LIS student at the iSchool and Museum Studies M.A. student at VPA. She is also pursuing a Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation. Kim works in the preservation lab at Bird Library and is interested in book and paper conservation. When she’s not in the basement at Bird, you can find her walking her dogs, rock climbing, or crafting.

This summer, I’ll be interning at Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome, NY. The site, operated by the National Park Service, boasts a reconstruction of the original Revolution-era fort and an extensive archaeological collection. I will be working with museum technicians to document, research, and catalog this historic collection. I’ll also help prepare materials for an upcoming exhibit.

deanDean Isaacson

BS in Information Management and Technology ’19

My name is Dean Isaacson. I am an incoming Junior in the School of Information Studies majoring in Information Management and Technology with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) in the School of Management. I live outside of Washington D.C. and am passionate connecting with people, travel, and start-ups!

This summer I am not doing a typical internship or job. I am working full time with my team on my own start-up which we are looking to launch on campus at Syracuse University! I have been working on this project for around 2 years now with many of the pieces finally starting to come together this past November. I am the CEO and in charge of making sure everything comes together successfully.

patrickPatrick Kelly

BS in Information Management and Technology ’17, MS in Information Management ’19

Patrick Kelly is a first-year graduate student at the Syracuse University iSchool in the Information Management program.  He is from New Jersey, enjoys going to the beach, and hiking with his dog.

This summer, Patrick will be interning at Commvault in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.  Commvault is a data protection company that helps customers backup, protect, and use their data. Some of their clients include Rackspace, Ubistor, and the University of Rochester. Patrick will be an intern in the IT department helping end-point users and server administration.

shanyahShanyah Saunders

BS in Information Management and Technology ’19

My name is Shanyah Saunders. I am a rising Junior from East Orange, New Jersey, studying Information Management and Technology in the iSchool. I recently participated in an iSchool trip/class called EntreTech NYC where I and 15 other students had to opportunity to visit 20 different startups and large companies in New York City. I recently decided that I want to pursue front-end web development/web design. In the fall, I look forward to being an iSchool Peer Advisor. This summer, I am excited to intern at Ernst and Young’s LAUNCH Program in NYC. In my free time, I love photography and traveling.

I will be interning at Ernst and Young’s LAUNCH Program in New York City. My internship program has an emphasis on gaining professional work experience in the Ernst and Young culture. Overall, the internship is tailored especially for accounting, technology or business related majors from underrepresented groups who are two or more years from graduation. The ultimate goal is to gain experience and learn more about what a career in my field is like in a large company before graduating.

chichenChichen Wang

BS in Information Management and Technology ’14, MS in Information Management ’18

Chichen Wang is a proud alum of Syracuse University iSchool, majored in Information Management & Technology and minored in Global Enterprise Technology. He is currently pursuing Master of Science degree in Information Management, Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science and Information Security Management.

This summer, he is interning at  Eastman Kodak Company as a Web Programmer helping the company transform a workstation-based software to a web-based user interface.