Alexandra Archambault ’18 is majoring in newspaper and online journalism in the Newhouse School and information management and technology in the iSchool. She is from Philadelphia, PA.
Alex is on the Otto The Orange mascot team, the University’s student social media team (#44Social) is an editor for Jerk Magazine. She studied abroad in London her junior year and was an intern at Philadelphia Magazine.
If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about Syracuse, what would it be?
What is your favorite thing about Syracuse?
What is your favorite Syracuse memory?
Hello and happy Monday Syracuse! 💥My name is Alex and I am a senior dual majoring in journalism in Newhouse and IM&T in the iSchool. This week I am going to give you a small glimpse into my life at Syracuse University and try not to cry over the fact that this is my last week of classes… EVER. I’ll try to keep these brief and let the pictures do the talking, so for now, please enjoy this picture of the Abraham Lincoln statue and me. (Fun Fact: Abe and I share a birthday!) 🎉 -AA
One of the most important aspects of Syracuse University is… drum roll please… the plethora of student organizations you can get involved with. Editing and writing for different campus publications has allowed me to not only grow as a writer but also confirm that I do want to pursue jobs in the media industry after graduation. This year, I was the feature editor at JERK Magazine and worked under an awesome and dedicated team. Look how DOPE the covers are! -AA
The highlight of my time at SU would probably be being on the @theottoorange team. 🧡💥While I can’t divulge too much about my time on the mascot squad, I will say this: these people are my family and I am so lucky to have them in my life. I know it seems like the goofiest extracurricular activity ever, but nothing can turn my day around quite like getting to spread ORANGE JOY around the community.🍊 -AA
I was incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to spend a semester in London during my junior year with @syracuseabroad. I was able to spend time in 16 different countries and I could argue I learned more in those four months than perhaps during my entire time in school. Here are just a few of my highlights from Europe—there are hundreds more where these came from. (And YES, as a Harry Potter geek, I was on cloud nine!!! ⚡) -AA
One of the most remarkable aspects of Syracuse University is the alumni network and their willingness to help current students. This year, I was lucky enough to take two trips with @ischoolsu (a media/tech road-trip and Entretech) which basically link students up with alumni in different cities and allow them to learn about their jobs. I made some invaluable connections on these trips and learned so many best practices for networking. Here I am in Conde Nast, check out that VIEW!!! -AA
Well… that’s all from me folks!!! Thanks for hanging out this week and reading a little bit about my life here at school!!! As I look to graduation in 2 weeks, I realize how truly grateful I am for all this university and you guys— the ORANGE community—have given me!!!! 🍊💥🧡Catch ya in the real world! -AA