News From The Director

Hersey Egginton, Director
October 2013

The Fall 2013 ICNYC students have enjoyed a spectacular semester in New York.  The Indian summer weather has continued into the third week of October and we've enjoyed time together in the parks and museums of the city.  The internship seminar has welcomed alumni speakers from various decades and industries. 

On weekends we've spent time together on Governors Island, in Central Park and Ft. Tryon Park.  We even scheduled a get-together at the city's annual Columbus Day Parade (pictured).  We’ve even had several opportunities to screen Disney Pictures movies before they’ve been released to help create positive ‘buzz’ about the films.  Movies have included Fifth Estate, Delivery Man and Frozen, Disney’s newest animated film which opens on Thanksgiving.

Students have commented in our seminar discussions how 'perfect' their internship work assignments have been and how well their course work at Ithaca has prepared them for this work.  As in previous semesters, our students and the Schools' Professional Development Coordinators have found good matches for the students' skills and their professional interests.

As Director, I've had the pleasure of electronically 'meeting' this semester's group of internship site supervisors and reading their glowing evaluations of our hardworking students.  I look forward to welcoming the students admitted to the spring semester program.