As a Newhouse master’s student, you’ll find a wealth of organizations and support services to help you settle in at Syracuse University.
Newhouse has its own Career Development Center (CDC) dedicated to helping our enrolled students and alumni conduct a self-directed, proactive job and/or internship search. Because the communications industry is unlike other industries regarding hiring practices, the CDC will help prepare you to be job-ready by the time you graduate. The CDC provides career guides, industry trade magazines and directories, and the Newhouse Network, an alumni database of more than 5,000 former Newhouse students who have agreed to offer career advice to students and other alumni.
The CDC also provides students with job and internship listings, resume critiquing and job hunt seminars. Frequent updates on CDC activities and job and internship opportunities are sent to all Newhouse students, and the CDC also organizes a fall Communications Internship Fair and a spring Central New York Communications Consortium, which includes five Central New York schools.
We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of the CDC for help with resume writing, interviewing etiquette, job-hunting skills or whatever questions you may have about your job search. Get to know the staff. Begin early. Since you only have a year here, it pays to plan ahead.
Syracuse University graduate students live off-campus, due to limited availability of on-campus housing. There are ample off-campus housing options in the University neighborhood and elsewhere.
Graduate students do, however, have the option of living in University housing on South Campus during the summer only, in case you need additional time looking for a place or your housing facility is not available until the fall.
The Office of Graduate Programs will also set up a Facebook group for all incoming Newhouse students after admission notifications are sent to facilitate finding roommates and/or a place to live.
Start your housing search here: Syracuse University Off-Campus Housing Finder
Other useful links:
Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services
Syracuse University Government and Community Relations
Most students in broadcast and digital journalism will spend the last six weeks of their program (July and August) in Washington, D.C. Housing arrangements are up to you, but the department can offer guidance based on the experience of previous students.
Public diplomacy students will spend their final spring semester in Washington, D.C. This semester is coordinated by the Maxwell School.
Most Newhouse graduate students do not purchase meal plans, however they do put money in their SUpercard account, which works like a debit card, and can be used in any campus café.
On campus parking is at a premium, so we suggest that students walk and/or take a bus from their off-campus apartments. For students who live farther from campus, parking is available in commuter lots. For parking information and links to bus schedules, please go to the parking website.
The Center for Digital Literacy—Supports research projects related to understanding the impact of information, technology and media.
The Daily Orange—Syracuse University’s student newspaper
Citrus TV—CitrusTV is the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run television studio, and produces all shows in full high definition. With more than 300 active student members, we are also one of the largest student organizations at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF. Students in all years and majors can gain experience producing news, sports, and entertainment shows that air on the Orange Television Network (campus channel 2), Time Warner Cable Sports 13, CitrusTV.com, and other online platforms. In addition to opportunities working in crew and talent roles, there are numerous opportunities for students to get involved in the studio’s non-content departments that allow the studio to function, including operations/engineering, Web media, alumni relations, promotions and business/ad sales.
OrangeTV Network—On the air since 2005, OTN is student-produced TV. It’s on 24/7 throughout the school year. Our student crews produce many of the comedy, sports, dance, music and artistic performances all over campus.
SU Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists
TRAC—The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse uses the computer and the Freedom of Information Act to assess how various agencies of the federal government do business. TRAC has received wide publicity for its pioneering work in exposing the workings of the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service. The TRAC website is a rich source of data to reporters around the world.
WAER—This is Syracuse University’s only student-run radio station.
WERW—WERW maintains a tradition of college radio by playing a diverse range of genres and is now listenable everywhere on the web.
The Newshouse—Campus web news service created, edited and produced primarily by Newhouse students.
Hill Communications—Student-run public relations firm based at Newhouse.
Tully Center for Free Speech—Centered at Newhouse, supports free speech, research and open dialogue.
In addition to instructional associate positions, there are also hourly jobs available in Newhouse. These positions include research, teaching support and administration. Information and applications are distributed over the summer, at the beginning of each semester or as jobs open up.
Various positions are also available throughout the University. Job openings are posted on Handshake.
The majority of our students hold at least one part-time job. Many work at Newhouse or in other areas on campus. Most recommend working 10-15 hours a week, but nothing more. Also, it’s nearly impossible to work during the summer due to the intense class schedule.
Geographically, we’re about four hours by car from New York City and Toronto, Canada. We’re located at the intersection of Interstate 81 and Interstate 90 (the New York State Thruway). The Finger Lakes region of New York is about 45 minutes west of Syracuse; the Adirondack Mountains are about an hour and a half to our east.
Here are some other distances and estimated driving times to give you a better idea of where we are:
Boston, Mass. – 314 miles, 4.5 hours
Washington, D.C. – 376 miles, 6 hours
Philadelphia, Pa. – 257 miles, 4 hours
Niagara Falls, Canada – 162 miles, 2.5 hours
Ottawa, Canada – 196 miles, 3 hours