Alumni and Newhouse NYC

Newhouse NYC offers alumni an opportunity to give back to students.

Newhouse NYC staff love to connect students with talented Syracuse University alumni working in the media industry.

Many alumni have volunteered as mentors, panelists and internship supervisors. Because of them, students see firsthand that the Newhouse Network is a very real and powerful resource.

All Syracuse University alumni are welcome and encouraged to get involved. Some options include:

Submit an internship

Newhouse NYC is built around an 18- to 24-hour-per-week internship matched to each student’s interests and abilities. We obviously love when the students get to intern for Syracuse University alumni, and we’re thrilled when they get to learn from people who truly understand what they have been learning up on campus before coming to NYC. We are always looking for new opportunities for the students, so if you would like to host an intern, please submit an internship and someone will be in touch with you soon.

Submit an internship>>

Become a mentor

Each semester, Newhouse NYC students are paired with Newhouse alumni working in their field. The mentor meets with the students two to three times during the semester to give them advice and make sure they are adjusting to the city. 

You can grab coffee, have your mentee visit your office (which is always a hit), or do something you’re passionate about, like spinning (yes, it’s been done!) or visiting a museum. There is a mentor breakfast at the beginning and end of the semester which mentors are encouraged to attend as well.

If you’re interested in being a mentor, please fill out the form below. You do not have to commit to this every semester. The mentor program is extremely fulfilling for both the mentor and mentee, so we hope you’ll sign up!

“My mentor and I did everything from getting sushi to going to SoulCycle together. We still keep in touch, and she’s been one of the most encouraging people in my career.”

Kaitlyn Frey ’16, style and beauty editorial assistant at People magazine

Sign up to be a mentor>>

Hold alumni office hours

For those unable to commit to being a mentor, we also offer Alumni Office Hours to our students a few times during the semester. Alumni come to the Fisher Center for two hours and do one-on-one informational interviews with students in four back-to-back 30-minute meetings. We set up the meetings, so all you have to do is volunteer your time and show up!

Sign up to hold office hours>>

Host a Lunch & Learn

Throughout the semester, we take students to meet with alumni at their office for a lunch visit. The visits usually last about one to two hours, which comprises an office tour and a short Q&A with the host and any co-workers he or she wants to invite. We will provide lunch. The students love getting to see yet another office space and meeting the people during the Q&A. 

Sign up to host a Lunch & Learn>>

Speak on a panel

We host panels and lectures throughout the semester: everything from how to be the strongest intern to where to find the strongest cup of coffee. We also often bring in alumni as guest speakers and lecturers in our classes.

If you’d like to be on a Newhouse NYC panel or be considered for a guest speaker, please submit the form below. We’d love to have you involved!

“The Newhouse NYC program gave me a competitive advantage because of the great panelists and speakers we met. The alumni go out of their way to help you succeed in your future career.”

–Daniel Colantonio ’16 (advertising), integrated communications supervisor at Media Assembly

Sign up to speak on a panel>>

Attend a networking event

We host lectures twice a semester at night that are open to all alumni and supporters of the program. Through these events, we hope to provide you with opportunities to stay engaged and up-to-date in the industry and network with other alumni and Newhouse NYC students. We’ve hosted everyone from former NBA Commissioner David Stern to Newhouse alumnus and Oscar-nominated screenwriter/producer Michael H. Weber.

To learn about our upcoming events, please sign up for Newhouse NYC director Cheryl Brody Franklin’s monthly newsletter: