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Celebrate the holidays with a piece of Binghamton!

The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer alumni the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from the Newing Dining Hall. Find out more and purchase a bank today.

The Alumni Association and 1-800-Flowers have partnered to offer Binghamton University alumni  a 15-percent discount on their purchases. Find out more and take advantage of this special alumni-only deal. Be sure to use the promotion code: BUALUM. A portion of your purchase benefits the Alumni Association.

Lupo's offers Binghamton University alumni a 5-percent discount on marinades, meats, spiedie gift sets and other merchandise. Just visit the Lupo's website to make your purchases by Jan. 31, 2011 and use the coupon code BUALUMNI2010.

NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: This 21-member, all-volunteer board sets policy for the association. Make a nomination today. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2010; those elected will start a two-year term of service on July 1, 2011.


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Navigating the job search process, enduring a career transition or becoming a new hire can be challenging, especially in today's economy. To help you sort through the confusion and give direction to your professional growth, the Alumni Association and Career Development Center (CDC) have partnered to bring our graduates the information, tips and advice needed to ensure success. Whether you're a recent graduate just starting your job hunt or a seasoned expert looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we're here to help. The center provides a number of services and resources to assist Binghamton University alumni with career concerns. 

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Six ways to boost your job search on LinkedIn
The process of searching for a job has changed over the last 20 years. Today, social networking and online tools can significantly help a job searcher. Author Lindsay Olson calls LinkedIn, "the most direct and powerful online tool, one that’s certainly worth the energy if you're job hunting." She provides six tips to help you on your path to gaining a job using LinkedIn.

Make extra cash with a holiday job
According to Nancy Mann Jackson of, "larger numbers of people are vying for holiday season positions." More companies are looking to hire help this holiday season and there is money to be made. Jackson encourages job seekers to both be adaptable in their search and to start quickly. Holiday jobs are available but will go quickly.

Job outlook for grads might pick up
Recent college graduates can rejoice - a little. According to the 2010-11 recruiting trends from Michigan State University, the job market for college graduates is about to get better. "The 4,600 employers who responded to the annual survey said they expect to hire 10 percent more bachelor's level graduates in the coming year," writes Matthew Miller.

What are the "hot" jobs
Some professions are gaining popularity because of the relative ease of finding a job in that field. "Hot" jobs include physical therapy and registered nursing, according to research done by Ryan Dearbone. Physical therapy is becoming popular because of the many different positions available. Nursing jobs can have starting compensation around $26/hour. However, in order to get into either field, education and training are musts.

How to fend off job-search addiction
Do you find yourself visiting online job board and websites while you are at work? You may be addicted to job searching. Andrew Rosen, founder of, a career advice blog, provides warning signs to job search addiction.

Keep upbeat on the job search when you're down in the dumps
It is easy to become depressed while conducting a long, and often fruitless job search. According to career coaches, it is imperative to appear confident and enthusiastic when reaching out to contacts and going on interviews. While it may be hard to stay upbeat, coaches believe you must "get into character" for potential employers to maintain an image of happiness.

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Last Updated: 8/5/14