This week I’m in New York City sitting-in on a 39-hour (nearly non-stop for five-business days) course in which 18 alumni of my New Media Management master’s degree program at Syracuse University will teach 18 of my current students in the program. The 18 instructors this year from among the program’s more than 200 alumni: Edward Alcide, graduated in ’13, Media Manager, 605; Dylan Beyer, ’12, Brand Manager, Whiskey Division, Proximo Spirits; Robert Bierman, ’16, SVP, CBInsights, Founder Tiny World Media Brittany Campbell, ’10, Global Business Development Partnerships, Google; Ashley Christiano, ’11, Senior Marketing Manager, Reuters TV; Nick Cicero, ’10, CEO, Delmondo; Bethany Devendorf, ’12, Sales Engineer, GeoEdge; Lisa Dodd, ’15, Strategic Marketing and Development Manager ARK Investment Management; Andrea Jacob, Syracuse ‘10, Manager Business Operations, Viacom; Rania Kouadjia, ’16, Digital Account Manager, Complex Networks; Jennifer Krist, ’15, SEO Analyst, 2U; Nathan McAlone, ’15, Entertainment Editor, Business Insider; Edward W. McLaughlin, ’12 Manager, Integrated Planning, UM Worldwide; Lisa Scheinman, ’12, Product Manager, SIMMONS Research; Tom Staudt, ’13, President, ARK ETF Trust / Chief Operating Officer ARK Investments (a +$4 billion fund); Meghavaty Suresh, ’15, Director, Consumer Strategy, Guardian News & Media; Xiaowei Wang, ’15, Manager, Automated Solution, PadSquad; Sydney Yarnell, ’14, Digital Marketing Analyst, Stony Brook University; Shuai (Suya) Wang, ’14, Principal & Co-Founder, WestOeast (Toronto); If you’re one of my many Facebook friends in the media business whose company seeks talented holders of postgraduate degrees in New Media Management (a fully-accredited dual New Media/Business master’s degree from a major university), you won’t find that talent from schools. Contact Steve Masiclat or me.
Shortly after I biked to work one day this summer, the Navigate New Media blog interviewed me about the the Monetizing Online Business conference that I co-chaired on June 25, 2010, in New York City. I must begin keeping a spare shirt in my office. And if only they could build a shower in my office, too!