| March 31, 2016

Finding Career Clarity on the Buffalo Sports Road Trip

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

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 → Read More

| March 30, 2016

Coworking, Challenges, and Competitions: 3 CNY Opportunities for Student Entrepreneurs

CompeteCNY Feature Image

If you take a second to look around Syracuse University and the City of Syracuse, you’ll notice things are changing. Not only is the weather getting warmer (or supposed to be getting warmer) day by day, but entrepreneurs are budding and ideas are blossoming. The life of an entrepreneur is far from ordinary, and no → Read More

| March 24, 2016

7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Barbara Stripling

7 Questions with Barb Stripling

(Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts profiling the iSchool’s Library and Information Science faculty. Check out previous 7 Question posts with R. David Lankes, Renee F. Hill, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Jian Qin, and Marilyn Arnone) Barbara Stripling, or Barb, emanates both kindness and innate leadership. Her care for each student is reflected in her → Read More

| March 21, 2016

5 Reasons to Have Your Resume Checked in Career Services

Resume

1. Resumes are important Many students don’t even know where to begin when creating a resume, or realize how important a resume really is. It can be very difficult to look at a blank computer screen and literally have no idea how to make your resume come together. The iSchool’s Career Services office will help → Read More

| March 17, 2016

Learning to build Legos — My  First Day on SBinSV

Yahoo!

I woke up to the sounds of the city and my blaring alarm clock at 7 AM. I was all pumped up for the first day of the iSchool’s Spring Break in Silicon Valley (SBinSV) and excited to visit the companies lined up for the day. So what did we actually do ? Well, I spent → Read More

| March 9, 2016

My @OurSyracuseU Instagram Takeover

Emily Fesnak '17 and Otto the Orange

My name is Emily Fesnak ‘17 and I took over the @OurSyracuseU Instagram account the week of February 22 through February 26. Since the first day of freshmen year, students are encouraged to get involved on campus. I remember being told to join as many clubs as possible, which seemed incredibly overwhelming at the time. → Read More

| March 7, 2016

How a Finance Major Falls in Love with the iSchool

EntreTech 2015

This is my first blog post for Information Space and I am pretty hyped to have the opportunity to talk about how, as a finance and advertising major, I fell in love with the iSchool (School of Information Studies). My name is Dylan Gans, I’m a sophomore, and I came into Syracuse University as a Whitman → Read More

| March 2, 2016

Library Advocacy Day 2016

NY State Capitol Bldg.

Today, library advocates from across the state of New York are descending on Albany for Library Advocacy Day, sponsored by the New York Library Association (NYLA). When 94% of New Yorkers say their local library is an important part of our educational system, why do we need to advocate? Part of the reason is that, → Read More

| February 24, 2016

Data Science Foundations: Getting Started

Data Science Foundations

Are you fresh-out-of-college, or a young professional seeking a career in data science – but don’t know how to get there? Getting your foot in the door for a coveted data science position may not be as hard to achieve as you think. What skills should you learn? If you’re just getting started, you’ll want to → Read More

| February 19, 2016

Information Literacies for All

Exploring a strategy we might call "Information Literacies for All."

Recently, in a weekly video address, President Obama made a compelling case for computing education across the complete educational lifecycle, announcing an initiative he entitled, “Computer Science for All.” This proposal marks a welcome national focus on the importance of computing literacy alongside the traditional three Rs. I would like to widen the lens, however, → Read More