News From The Director

Hersey Egginton, Director
May 2014

The Spring '14 ICNYC students had an amazing semester in New York.  We enjoyed time together in the parks and museums of the city and the internship seminar welcomed alumni speakers from various decades and industries. 

We were invited to hear Ithaca alumni talk about their careers working at Sesame Workshop, and we toured their Lincoln Center offices and studios.  Cara Lemieux ’02, Managing Editor of the ShriverReport, taught a 1-credit mini-course on the Business of Online News.  She also hosted the students for a visit to her former workplace, Good Morning America, where we saw the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and we were introduced (on the freight elevator!) to host Robin Roberts.

We had several opportunities to screen Disney Pictures movies before they were released to help create positive ‘buzz’ about the films.  Movies included Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Need for Speed.

Students commented in our seminar discussions how 'perfect' their internship work assignments were and how well their course work at Ithaca prepared them for this work.  As in previous semesters, our students and the schools' professional development coordinators and deans have found good matches for the students' skills and their professional interests.

As director, I had the pleasure of communicating with this semester's group of internship site supervisors and reading their glowing evaluations of our hardworking students.  I know that the students in the program are all fulfilling the objectives of the program.