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Apply for the Boston Immersion Program
Career Services is now accepting applications for its annual Boston Immersion Program. This program, which runs from Monday, May 13, to Thursday, May 16, provides 20 current sophomores and juniors an opportunity to network and connect with dedicated University partners and alumni across multiple career industries, such as marketing, public relations, sports and entertainment, higher education, entrepreneurship and more. The deadline to apply is March 28.
Throughout this immersion experience, students will develop a deeper understanding of the opportunities, culture and inner workings of the city. Some of the past trips have included visits to Wayfair, Reebok, Upstatement, Bank of America and more.
Julia Trainor ’19, a public relations and political science dual major who attended the trip in 2017, says the experience opened her eyes to the various opportunities in corporate, nonprofit and government environments. “Attending the Boston Immersion trip after transferring into Syracuse my sophomore year exposed me to the extensive network of professionals working in nearly every industry,” Trainor says. “The trip allowed me to sharpen my networking skills, narrow my focus, and, ultimately, drive my internship search for the summer.”
Joshua Deckard ’19, a drama major who participated in the Boston Immersion 2018, says the program “definitely gave a better sense of how much alumni contribute to current students and how effective networking can be.”
A general information session about the Boston Immersion Program is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, from 3-4 p.m. in Schine Student Center, room 303. Be sure to register for the info session on Handshake as representatives from Career Services will be sharing important information, such as expected company visits and networking opportunities with dedicated Syracuse University alumni.
Students selected for the program are responsible for their own transportation to and from Boston. There is a $100 non-refundable fee associated with attending this program. Those selected are asked to submit a $100 non-refundable fee in advance of participating, which is applied to costs associated with the trip. All other expenses for lodging, meals and travel within the city are included.
Students interested in applying can view the program posting on Handshake, where they will also submit the required application materials. The application deadline is Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m. Notifications will be sent out via email by April 2 to those that have been selected to attend this year’s trip. Students who are selected are required to attend a professional development workshop on Wednesday, April 10, as well as an Etiquette Networking Reception hosted on campus on Thursday, April 18.
For additional information, contact Career Services at 315.443.3616, email Daniel Pack at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment via Handshake.
Story by Enrollment and the Student Experience Communications Intern Nadia Suleman ’19