ODI Student Stars and Scholars Program

Student Stars

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.


Meet the ODI Student Stars for 2017

Jake Cameron
Jake Cameron

One Day Immersion Student Star Co-Lead
Jake Cameron is currently a sophomore at Pace University in the Lubin School of Business, pursuing a double major in Arts & Entertaiment Management and Quantitative Business Analysis. Throughout his year initial year at Pace, Jake became very active in numerous clubs around the school. Currently, he is the Treasurer of the Industry Network for Arts and Entertainment Management and an active member in Universal Pictures of Pace. He also held an ambassador position at the Signature Theatre in New York and a management intern position with The Dare Tactic. Jake hopes to one day pursue a career in television and is very excited to work with the One Day Immersion team.

Nicholas Gordon
Nicholas Gordon

One Day Immersion Student Star Co-Lead
Nicholas Gordon is currently in his senior year at Pace University in the Lubin School of Business. He is majoring in Arts and Entertainment Management with a minor in Special Events Marketing. As an extremely dedicated individual to his work, Nicholas has been fortunate to work with several different entertainment organizations during his time at Pace U. Some of these organizations include VIACOM, NBCUniversal, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Nickelodeon Live Events, The Ogunquit Playhouse, KMR Talent, PlatinumRye Entertainment and more.

Nicholas is also the Student Coordinator for the Arts and Entertainment Management program at Pace University. This is Nicholas’s third time being apart of the One Day Immersion team and is thrilled to be back, co-leading the Student Stars for the second year in a row.