April 2016 Family Newsletter

Spring is in the Air

Dear Spiders Family,

After a surprisingly mild Syracuse winter, we are now enjoying the benefits of warmer weather: more sunshine, less layers, and the anticipation of summer.

As another semester progresses, we want to highlight the diversity of skills that exist in our office. Not only are there talented writers, designers, and developers, but we also have skilled chefs, artists, and musicians. Read on to learn about Jeremy Dennen’s aspirations as a triple major, view Monica Rexach and Kate Percevault’s latest works of art, and catch up with Spiders alum Chelsea Lorenz ’14. Continue Reading

February 2016 Family Newsletter

“It’s Never Easy, but Always Enjoyable”

Dear Spiders Family,

Happy 2016 to all! After a lengthy hiatus, I am back on US soil and in Syracuse with the Spiders team once again. When asked about my abroad experience, I have told family and friends that my time in London was “never easy, but always enjoyable.” In this newsletter, you can read about Spider Claire Alex’s time abroad and how she made the most of her experience.

My credo worked well for me while abroad; therefore, I’ve chosen to apply it to life at Spiders. As we embark on a busy spring semester, we must remember that the hardest challenges can be tackled with the right mindset. Overcoming and achieving can be enjoyable, and Spiders know this all too well. Read on to find out how Spiders Alumni Shelby Netschke manages to balance her daily successes and failures in the world of social media.

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November 2015 Family Newsletter

Editor’s Letter

Dear Spiders Family,

Greetings from London! I am currently pondering how quickly this fall semester has passed. Suddenly, I’ve gone from wearing T-shirts on warm, sunny days to spending my time deciding which coat will keep me warmest. After I’ve finished writing this, I’m off to study for midterms. Where has the time gone?

We’re three months into the fall semester and Spiders is thriving. Webs are being developed, content is being published, and graphics are being designed. The office was even decorated in the spirit of Halloween–we are Spiders after all! Teamwork is highly encouraged this year, as the younger Spiders learn from those with more experience under their belts. But for anyone who wants a little extra life advice, catch up with our recent graduates in “Where Are They Now?” Learn where the Spiders Class of 2015 is working, how they maintain a work-life balance, and what they miss most about Spiders. I’m sure for many, it’s the potlucks!  Continue Reading

September 2015 Family Newsletter

Editor’s Letter

Dear Spiders Family,

No season flies by as quickly as summer does. Spiders are now gearing up to take on the new school year, whether it be from Syracuse, NYC, or abroad. After countless hours spent interning and having fun with friends, I am embracing new initiatives this fall. As I write this, my head is spinning: I’m beginning my semester abroad in London and there is so much to do.

In our May 2015 newsletter, we celebrated an excellent graduating class of Spiders. In order to fill the tremendous void left after their departure, Spiders continues to hire new talent. We are always on the lookout for passionate and motivated content publishers, graphic designers, and web developers. A year’s worth of ideas and projects certainly requires a high-powered staff! Continue Reading

May 2015 Family Newsletter

Editor’s Letter

Dear Spiders Past and Present,

After a long, cold winter in Syracuse, it seems like we have finally gotten to the “other side.” Spring has been a welcome change, bringing with it a sense of accomplishment and optimism of upcoming graduation. As the season changes, we Spiders are at the top of our game, working with an earned finesse and completing long-term projects with consistency.

One of these projects, Spiders Family, has grown from an idea into reality through a lot of help from all of you. I’m excited to announce that Spiders Family serves as an interactive alumni network that holds tremendous potential for Spiders past and present. Our goal is to help sustain and grow the connections formed in ITS cubicles to strong, tight-knit business relationships for the future. As alums gain new channels to stay in touch with the University and former workplace, current spiders will have advocates and advisors for an array of industries and opportunities.