The bustle, energy, and opportunity at the center of the world lie only four hours from Ithaca. As a major intersection of international culture and commerce, New York City is a metropolis of possibilities for Ithaca College students.
The semester-long ICNYC program is now open to select majors from all five schools. It centers on a six-credit internship and at least six credits of coursework. Classroom-based and online courses are available for students. Classroom and meeting space is provided by the Club Quarters World Trade Center location.
ICNYC is designed to let students live and gain real work experience in one of the most dynamic cities in the world. Grab hold of your opportunity.
The New York City Program is an initiative of IC20/20. ICNYC Program Objectives include your
- having a meaningful internship experience or Music/Sound Recording Technology experience
- gaining confidence in what you know and can contribute
- developing an understanding of what you need to learn or perfect
- taking advantage of the opportunity to build a professional network
- developing the discipline to study, intern, practice, and enjoy the City
- learning the ropes of independence and responsibility.
Emily Menez writes about her experiences in the ICNYC Program:
Final Blog Post--April 22, 2013
T-minus one month until graduation. I’ve battled with a bit of senioritis, mixed with nerves, mixed with excitement, mixed with nerves over the excitement. What can I say? I’m a well-composed person. It is such an odd feeling to reach the end of my academic career. It’s been sixteen years in the making. That’s all but five years of my entire life. Basically, I’m getting old.
My work-study experience at the New York Public Library has been going really well. Most of my day-to-day work consists of shelving holds, pulling out requested books, and assisting patrons. My supervisor, Ashley, recently informed me that I’ve caught the branch up with four months of book reserves. That was an exciting moment. I have really enjoyed helping out and getting to know the staff. Through my experience at the library, I’ve been able to read many new authors, like Raymond Carver and Henry Green.
I was fortunate enough to take “Improv 101” through Upright Citizen’s Brigade Training Center’s Diversity Scholarship Program. It taught me basics of improvisation that I had previously studied at IC’s Comedy Club. It was cool to have my foundational knowledge re-established and refined. Our graduation show was last Saturday in Chelsea and it went quite well.
In Urban Sociology, we went on a tour of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are studying the history of the Moore Street Market, which consisted of early immigrant’s food carts. In addition to being educational, the tour included samples of food. We were offered plantains, pork shoulder, yellow corn fritters, Sancocho (traditional Latin American Stew), and an oatmeal-based juice. The food was delicious, and I loved the fact that I had never sampled any of it before.
In internship news, SNL only has three shows left! It truly is hard to believe. I feel like my time has gone by so quickly, and I honestly cannot imagine a better way to spend my senior year. I was looking at my NBC badge yesterday, and I must admit, that zanny, enthusiastic girl hasn’t changed much. I still feel exhilarated everytime I walk into the doors of 30 Rock. I still find myself arriving way too early every day at work.
I have no idea what the future holds, but I’m not so worried anymore. Just in the way that I couldn’t have planned out how wonderful and unpredictable this year has been, so life will also be. This is going to be good.
I’m ready to don that blue cap and gown now. Let’s do this!
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