BAM! Binghamton Alumni Mentoring
This event series brings Binghamton University alumni and current students together for a meal and conversation in a fun and relaxed environment. Students can expect to make new connections, strengthen their ties to the Binghamton University community, and learn about the different experiences of our graduates. Alumni have the unique opportunity to share their knowledge of the University, professional experiences and relationship to Binghamton University as a graduate.
How does it work?
One or two alumni volunteer to host between five and 15 students for coffee, lunch, brunch, cupcakes, you name it! This creates an opportunity for students and alumni to socialize, network, and understand the unique and wonderful relationships that alumni and students have with Binghamton University.
Events will take place throughout the calendar year in Binghamton, Metro New York, Long Island, Washington, D.C., Syracuse and Buffalo. The schedule of events will appear on this page and will be updated on a regular basis. Contact Courtney Huff, assistant director of student and young alumni engagement, with any questions.
(SPACE IS LIMITED! To register for any of these events please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email must include the name of the alumnus/a hosting the event.)
Adam Zinberg '05 BA English
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Wednesday, January 7 at 12:00 pm (light lunch)
96 South Elliott Place, Apt 5, Brooklyn, NY 11217
*Adam looks forward to speaking with students who are looking to enhance their networking skills or who are considering moving to a new area upon graduation.
Marsha Nagorsky '92 BS Chemistry
Assistant Dean for Communications, University of Chicago Law School
Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 pm (dinner)
Flat Top Grill (30 South Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603)
*Marsha looks forward to speaking with any students in the Chicago area.
Louis Leonini '05 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Assistant Vice President, Citigroup
Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 am (coffee)
Chock Full O'Nuts Cafe (1949 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314)
*Louis looks forward to speaking with students who are in SOM or studying PPL.
Glenn Moss '75 BA History
Owner, Moss Media
Monday, January 12 at 7:00 pm (dinner)
Amber (221 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023)
*Glenn looks forward to speaking with students who are interested in law and/or the law or business aspects of media.
Simone Sterling '98 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Project Manager, Deutsche Bank
Friday, January 16 at 2:00 pm (coffee)
Starbucks (60 Wall St (at Hanover St, in atrium), New York, NY 10005)
*Simone looks forward to speaking with students who are studying PPL, History and/or are Pre-Law.Heidi Goldstein '81 BA Political Science & David Kepke '81 BA Architecture & Environmental Design with an IPB
Heidi: Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
David: President & Owner, Multimedia Resource Group (custom electronics)
Sunday, January 18 at 10:30 am (brunch)
21 Valley Lane, Chappaqua, NY 10514
*Heidi & David look forward to speaking with students who are interested in small business ownership as well as with students who are pre-law.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
May I sign up for one of these events?
Of course! Any current Binghamton University student may register for a maximum of two events each calendar year.
Who will host the events?
Binghamton University's most highly engaged alumni will be hosting you along with five to 14 other current students.
How much does it cost to attend?
There is no admission fee for students.
When can I host an event?
Events may be held year-round. A few suggested dates are: January in Metro New York and Long Island (while students are on break, we hold employer visits and Metro Career Night), during spring, summer and winter recesses, Thanksgiving weekend, and in the Binghamton area during the academic year.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Visit this web page and complete the brief form. Upon completion, a member of the Alumni Relations office staff will be in touch to firm up your event details.
What will I be responsible for?
Alumni will host the students at a venue of their choosing, providing a meal, snacks, coffee, etc.
How will students register for my event?
Alumni may host between five and 15 current students (undergraduate or graduate)
I would like to host with another graduate. Is that okay?
That would be great! It would be wonderful if you and another Binghamton graduate wanted to host a group of students together.
May I invite a Binghamton University faculty or staff member to join?
Absolutely! Depending on your location and the date and time of the event, we strongly encourage alumni to invite a faculty or staff member with whom you have a relationship.