The Boston area is home to 3,000 members of Generation Orange—alumni who graduated from SU in the past 10 years. In a city known for its history, these grads are laying their own roots as young leaders and professionals, buoyed by a network of established SU alumni. Learn more about Generation Orange.
Read about these Generation Orange alums who’ve launched promising careers in Boston.
- Allan Apjohn ’09, a media supervisor at advertising agency mediahub/Mullen in Boston, traces the beginning of his career to the moment he declared his major in advertising at the Newhouse School. “That line item on my resume has constantly received a good deal of attention and been a talking point with most professionals who know the Newhouse reputation for excellence,” he says.
- Unlike many of his friends and coworkers, Boston resident Sean Ellis ’09 doesn’t live in his alma mater’s backyard. But SU’s strong presence in the region enables him to stay connected to both the University and his many fellow Orange fans in the Boston area.
- The first time Natasha Olejar ’14 visited Syracuse University, she fell in love with it despite the torrential downpour on her campus tour. She was accepted to the Whitman School of Management and knew it was the perfect place to pursue her retail management studies.
- Syracuse University has been special to Joe Schlesinger ’08 since childhood, and that Orange pride has only grown stronger. Reflecting on his student years, Schlesinger knows life-changing experiences occurred without him even realizing it at the time. “It’s crazy to think that on the first day I moved in, I met seven guys on my floor who will be attending my wedding this summer, 12 years later,” he says.
- For Megan Walsh ’09, the SU experience led to great friends, an excellent education, and a broader awareness of the world. “The network of people I met at Syracuse impacted my life tremendously,” she says. “From friends to professors, SU introduced me to many different people with a wide range of world views, and that forced me to look at situations from multiple perspectives.”