3-26 – In-Class Speaker, Kate Wilcott

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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.

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One comment on “3-26 – In-Class Speaker, Kate Wilcott

  1. nicoleshoe says:

    Nice job Dallan

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