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.

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS:

(SPACE IS LIMITED! To register for any of these events please send an email to chuff@binghamton.edu. Your email must include the name of the alumnus/a hosting the event, your major, career aspirations, and phone number.)

 

Judith Brenner '90, BA Chemistry
Associate Dean of Curricular Integration and Assessment, Hofstra University (School of Medicine)
David Brenner '90, BS Biological Science
Physician, North Shore-LIJ Health System

LUNCH:
July 22, 2015
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Cafe Baci
1636 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590 

 

PAST EVENTS: 

Taris Burgess '08, BA English
Attorney, Cantor Fitzgerald
Hercules Roper '09, BA Economics
Accounts Receivable Specialist, Trustpilot

LJ Spaet '07, BA
Staff Writer, CNN

Adam Zinberg '05 BA English

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Louis Leonini '05 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law

Assistant Vice President, Citigroup

Glenn Moss '75 BA History
Owner, Moss Media

Simone Sterling '98 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Project Manager, Deutsche Bank

 

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT BAM! EVENTS:

"I am so glad I took the opportunity to attend an event where I could get to know alumni on a more personal level. We talked for over two hours about memories of Binghamton and about our aspirations for the future. I got some very useful advice and I would definitely attend an event like this again without hesitation!" ~Jillian Nelson '16

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

STUDENTS:

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.

 

ALUMNI:

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.

Last Updated: 7/13/15