WeMedia Labs joins experts to help international students connect for opportunities at January 22 event at Bird Library

WeMedia Lab will be joining other experts at a free “International Startup Workshop” for the international and innovation community on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library. The workshop, sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, will help ventures looking to bring on international students, as well as international students looking for employment and startup opportunities.  Bring your resume to help with matchmaking.  Speaking at the event will be Ze Zeng from WeMedia Lab, along with Anna V. Putintseva, Esq., and Rebecca Cohen, Esq., attorneys at Bousquet Holstein PLLC, who will be offering expert advice for international students and those interested in working with them.

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Ze Zeng of WeMedia Lab

Founded in 2019, WeMedia Lab is an official new media team affiliated to the Media Department of Syracuse University. It is composed of students from various colleges in the university. WeMedia Lab is mainly responsible for pushing and maintaining the daily contents of the official WeChat and Weibo account of Syracuse University. The organization is also responsible for holding activities to promote cultural exchanges. Syracuse University has always attached great importance to network publicity. In order to promote multicultural communication and information dissemination, the university attaches great importance to and vigorously strengthens the construction of new media. According to the nature of push content, the organization has established server groups, such as operation group, editing group, video group, and new media group. WeMedia Lab has established a successful information communication channel on WeChat platform. It is now working forward to build WeChat and Weibo into the information service platform, the news and publicity channel, and connector for Syracuse University.

The free international workshop will:

  • Help international students, as well as faculty and staff who work with them, understand the landscape and regulations around starting a venture in the United States.
  • Help startup ventures understand guidelines around how to build teams with international students, and campus resources available to support.
  • Help startups and local companies recruit top talent among Syracuse University students from around the world.
  • Help students on visas and new graduates on visas navigate a future path to starting a venture or working in the United States.

For more information or to RSVP, email LaunchPad@syr.edu.