The Center for Social Commerce was formed in 2012 as a partnership between W2O Group, an integrated communications firm, and Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, a leading academic institution for public relations/communications. The CSC was made possible by W2O Group and its CEO/founder Jim Weiss, a Syracuse alumnus, and is aimed at ensuring students are immersed and educated in social commerce, social media, technology, analytics and the influence they each play on our society and industry, providing them with cutting-edge insight and skills that will set them apart from their peers as they enter the workforce.