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 graduates the information, tips and advice needed to ensure success. Whether you're a recent graduate just starting on the job hunt or a seasoned expert looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we're here to help.
What CDC Offers Alumni
The center provides a number of services and resources to assist Binghamton University alumni with career concerns. We strongly encourage you to read an important message on a change to the CDC's credentials service.
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview
Heather Huhman, a Generation Y author, coIumnist and mentor, discusses the value of meeting with people, even when they don't have jobs to offer.
Over 50 and job hunting?
Ageism exists. No matter what the laws say, no matter how optimistic articles are on senior citizens returning to the workforce because their expertise is valued, ageism is alive and well in the corporate world and especially in the world of technology. Examiner.com has advice for baby boomers trying to navigate the job market. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Focus on your target companies
According to a survey by ExecuNet, 73 percent of executives find career options from networking. This is up 3 percent from 2008. What do you think the percentage would be if you targeted a specific company, did your research, and found contacts at the company from your network?
Income-Based Repayment (IBR) Public Service Loan Forgiveness
This is a new payment option for federal student loans. It can help borrowers keep their loan payments affordable with payment caps based on income and family size. For most eligible borrowers, IBR loan payments will be less than 10 percent of their income - and even smaller for borrowers with low earnings. IBR will also forgive remaining debt, if any, after 25 years of qualifying payments.