Campus is gearing up for a record-setting Orange Central. For the second straight year, more people than ever have signed up for Syracuse University’s annual homecoming and reunion weekend. Registration has grown by nearly 90 percent since 2016, with more…
When Kalyn Des Jardins began her journey as an advertising major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, her focus centered on learning the tenets of creating winning advertising campaigns. The art and science of crafting and delivering a message to a specific audience fascinated her and spoke to her desire to connect with people.
However, in her second year at Syracuse University, unanticipated advice from a professor inspired her to lay the groundwork for a congruent academic path. Following that advice, Des Jardins is now working on completing her dual degrees, in anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and advertising in Newhouse this December.
We caught up with the Chicago area native to hear her thoughts on why these two areas of study work together so well for her, and what sage advice she would pass along to the next generation of Syracuse University students.