Emma Herbst

Emma Herbst

Email: eherbst@ithaca.edu
 Corning, New York
Class of 2022
Major: Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media
Minor: Anthropology

What clubs/organizations you are involved in on campus? 

I am the Social Media Manager of Park Promotions, a co-curricular that plans and promotes events, as well as does general promotion for the Park School of Communications. I manage a team and also create content myself which I post to the Park School Instagram page. I have also worked in ICTV in a number of different roles. I am currently working on a show as part of their social media team, but I also wrote for the show last spring/summer.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

I like to be anywhere in the library. On the first floor, I can see the quad and hang out with friends. On the third floor, I can get a lot of work done and see the lake with a great view of the rest of Ithaca.

Why did you choose Ithaca College?

I chose IC for the Park School and the major that I’m currently in, but I also love the area and Ithaca in general. I thought the campus and the community felt perfect for me when I came and did a tour, and I decided at the end of the tour to apply Early Decision.

What is the best class that you've taken so far?

I loved the class Writing for Video Games, taught by Jack Bryant. I want to write for video games as a career, and the class was all about writing and narrative for different types of media. It involved telling new kinds of stories in new kinds of media, which was really cool to learn about.

What is your favorite event that you've attend on campus?

There are lots of really fun events I’ve gone to. My favorite category of events is when the weather gets nice and picnics and bonfires are held on multiple different quads outside residential buildings. There is often food and games. People just have a lot of fun because it is nice out. Sometimes they even play a movie during events like that!

Is there anything else you would want to share with a prospective student?

Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want! As long as you’re able to manage your schedule, reach outside what you think you are “technically” supposed to do. Just because your major isn’t related to a club or co-curricular you want to do doesn’t mean you shouldn’t join!