ODI Student Stars and Scholars Program
Student Stars serve as ambassadors for One Day Immersion and are an integral and essential part of the day. The students are recommended by faculty and tasked with assisting in all the moving parts of the event to make sure that all attendees have an optimal experience. We currently have a wonderfully diverse mix of students representing Northern Virginia Community College, Pace University, and New York University. The 2016 Student Stars were sponsored by The Cable Center’s DeSorrento Grant.
Scholarships for Scholars
The ODI Scholars program has been spearheaded by Cable Pioneers and industry benefactors, Zenita Henderson, Director, Marketing Operations & Business Development, Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE/ISBE), ODI Executive Committee member, and Matt Aden, retired cable industry sales executive. Henderson and Aden helped to create the program with their vision of driving diversity and encouraging college students to seek STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) careers in the cable telecommunications industry.
In 2015, students submitted 750-word essays that focused on ideas to move innovation forward. Awards included a grand prize of $2,000 and a runner-up prize of $500. Both included 10 hours of mentoring. The 2016 ODI Scholars were required to prepare bios and comment on their career goals. Ten students were awarded travel stipends to attend the event.