Covid-19 Can’t Stop BIC ’22

9/15/2020 Unknown 0 Comments

Another year, another cohort of BICsters ready to change the world! Although this school year is going to look (and feel) different, this isn’t stopping the fearless Class of 2022 embark on their BIC journey. 

The new cohort conducted their orientation in our new “normal” with a virtual meeting on August 24th. The day kicked off with an icebreaker of ‘Two Truths and a Lie’ and included advising, design thinking and tips on navigating careers from our alumni.

BIC prides itself on its global reach and is excited to welcome BICsters from around the world. This year, BIC has 28 students from far and wide, including Mexico, China, South Africa, the UK, Afghanistan, Nigeria as well as students from closer to home like Brooklyn, New York. 

The institutions of the incoming class are just as diverse with the new cohort receiving degrees from within the CUNY system, like City College, York College and Baruch, to Texas A&M International, Florida State University, the Art Institute of Philadelphia as well as further afield like the University of Havana, Kabul University and the University of Leicester in the U.K.. 

From Biological Sciences to History, to English, Psychology, Journalism, Communications and Multimedia Computing, our new cohort comes from a wealth of academic disciplines and are fearless, curious and driven. 

During the jam-packed day, new BICsters had a chance to quiz our BIC Alumni Ambassadors Javier Garcia ’15, Andy Kwan ’16, Dhvani Unadkat ’17, and Natalie Alcide ’19 on everything from the program, to careers, to navigating the communications industry during a pandemic.

The day’s agenda also included a design thinking exercise with Gerardo Blumenkrantz, Associate Professor in the Creative Track, where students got to pair up and design Zoom backgrounds for each other. The new cohort did not disappoint, coming up with creative, fun and genius ideas. Check out some of the backgrounds below featuring Jody Karg ’22 , Jack Yu ’22, Shadiq Williams ’22, and Akasha Solis '22. 

While we weren’t able to end the orientation with our usual welcome back BIC Mixer, our BICsters were still able to connect and collaborate with hopes that we will be back on campus sometime again soon.

Even though none of us know what to expect as we enter the new semester, what we do know is that these fearless students are passionate, curious and ready to make their BIC dream a reality.

Welcome, BIC Class of 2022. We can’t wait to see what you bring as you embark on your BIC journey.