Back to top

NYCOMM / LACOMM

In 2017-2018, the Department of Communication will be offering students a chance to visit alumni in both New York City and Los Angeles. Each city offers a different experience and opportunity to interact with our amazing alumni. During the trips, students will tour leading media, public relations, news, and film organizations while interacting with some of the top leaders of each field, who just happen to be Cornell alumni. 

This is the first year that we will be making the trip to LA. Please review the information below to gain a better understanding of each trip. Students are responsible for some of the cost of each trip but that amount varies based on the city.

New York City:

  • The trip will be the Sunday, October 15th, through Tuesday, October 17th.
  • Leave for NYC on Sunday morning and return late Tuesday night. (you will miss two days of classes)
  • Alumni Reception at the Cornell Club NYC on Monday, October 16th.
  • Transportation to and from NYC will be provided.
  • Hotel accommodations will be provided. (two students per room)
  • Lunch on Monday, reception Monday night, and lunch on Tuesday will be provided.
  • Students are responsible for lunch on Sunday, breakfast Monday and Tuesday, dinner on Tuesday night, and subway passes.
  • 12 students will be selected to attend
  • Potential site visits include: NBCUniversal, MBooth, SocialCode, Nintendo
  • Students must enroll in COMM 4940 for 1-credit during the first 7-weeks of fall 2017. This provides an opportunity to research the companies and people that we meet during our trip

Los Angeles:

  • The Trip will be Monday, January 8th through Friday, January 12th.
  • Very Important: This trip happens during the winter break, students will be responsible for getting to and from Los Angeles on their own. All students must be in LA by Monday, January 8th at 9pm. Students will be free to leave anytime on Friday.
  • Transportation to and from site visits will be provided.
  • Hotel accommodations will be provided. (two students per room)
  • Lunches Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be provided. One dinner will be provided.
  • Students will be responsible for all breakfasts and three dinners.
  • 10 students will be selected to attend
  • Potential site visits include: NBCUniversal, TNT, United Talent Agency, San Diego Chargers, Tennis Channel, New Line Cinema, and Buzzfeed LA.
  • Alumni reception, Wednesday, January 10th at Hillcrest Country Club.
  • Cornell in Hollywood- meet up with working writers, actors and producers.
  • Students must enroll in COMM 4940 for 1-credit during the second 7-weeks of fall 2017. This provides an opportunity to research the companies and people that we meet during our trip.

Application notes:

  • To apply, students must have been on-campus at least one semester.
  • Students who have attended NYCOMM before are not eligible at this time.
  • Stronger consideration will be given to those students with an overall 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Students will have to explain of their reasoning for wanting to be a part of this experience, list of internships, and career goals.
  • Students will be notified by August 20th.
  • A short waitlist will be collected for each trip.
  • Scholarships maybe available within Communication (speak with Andrea Poag) as well as CALS. 

One application will cover both trips. Complete your application here!
 

Student coments from NYCOMM fall 2016: 

  • "Best Cornell opportunity thus far" 
  • "I learned so much and the trip really gave me confidence going forward. I wish I could do this every semester."
  • "Such an incredible opportunity. I am much more comfortable approaching professors, faculty, alumni, and potential employers after returning from this trip."