CCNY Welcomes BIC Class of 2021

9/07/2019 Unknown 0 Comments

Another year, another BIC class ready to smash silos, create interdisciplinary magic, and re-invent the communications industry. The BIC Class of 2021 arrived on campus August 22nd for a day of orientation, advising, and tips on networking — as well as celebratory drinks with the Class of 2020.

This year, BIC welcomed 35 students from all across the globe, including Guyana, Mexico, Norway, China, India, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, and Korea as well as faraway places such as Brooklyn and Hamilton Heights.

BICsters from the Class of 2021 have received degrees from a wide range of illustrious universities from City College to Baruch and John Jay, from Boston University to Wesleyan, from SUNY Binghamton to UCal/Irvine, from Bahcesehir University to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

In addition to its rich ethnic diversity, this year’s class also has a great gender balance and range of ages – from the early 20s to the mid 40s. Since integration is the future, this year's BICsters are a curious and collaborative bunch. While some enter the program with undergrad degrees in advertising, visual communication design, marketing and communications, most have studied farther afield with degrees in law, psychology, theater, computer information systems, fashion, sociology, English, journalism, entrepreneurship, French, and political science.

The day’s agenda included a design thinking exercise as well as a lecture on networking from the multi-talented Jen Nash, a Creative Director, senior strategist for Fortune 100 companies, real estate maven,  and CEO of a crypto currency company.

New BICsters also had a chance to pick the brains of BIC Alumni Ambassadors Javier Garcia ’15, Andy Kwan, ’16, Dhvani Unadkat ’17, and Natalie Alcide ’19 who fielded questions about BICster life, study, and balance.

The day wrapped up, as usual, with a welcome back mixer at Hogshead Tavern.