On Monday, students learned about the famous white-labeled company, Synacor, from one of its current employee, Kate Wilcott.
Kate talked about how Synacor is the brains behind promoting the newer technology that allows people to subscribe to websites and watch television.
Synacor created the websites for Verizon, SuddenLink, and CenturyLink. Synacor is also associated with Time Warner Cable. They believe in promoting their customers, rather than themselves.
Kate described her background story, she was originally a philosophy and pre-law undergrad student and realized at her law internship that she did not like what she was doing. In a swift change in careers, she went to St. Bonaventure for grad school and now works with Synacor.
During her presentation, Kate sounded like a child that got a new toy. Her enthusiasm for what she does was amazing. Having a job that you love is often the key to success, and she was showing that.
Overall, her presentation was enjoyable, and I could keep Synacor in the back of my mind for an internship opportunity.