Career Exploration Week 

March 7-11, 2016

Calendar of Events 


  • Cool Connections/Hot Alumni Program with Melissa Edelblum ‘15 
    Noon- 1p.m.; Alumni Center Lounge
    Come listen to Melissa Edelblum ’15 speak about her path from recent college graduate to an up and coming media professional at Horizon Media. Edelblum is full of advice for all students interested in the media industry and are eager to learn about where to begin.
  • Cool Connections/Hot Alumni Program with Marc Brown ‘95
    4:30-5:30 p.m.; Alumni Center Lounge
    Marc Brown ’95, MBA Marketing ’96, will be speaking about a career in law with a business background. He will address the importance of keeping your career options open in order to ignite your passion. All students are welcome to join and learn about his journey from being an RA in CIW to his current career in commercial litigation.
  • Psychology Panel- What Can I Do with my Psychology Degree? 
    6-7:30 p.m.; UU133A
    What can I do with a psychology degree? Join Binghamton University Alums and employers who have leveraged their majors and hear where their path led.
    • Shanel Boyce, ’14, Aphrodite Medical PLLC
    • Marilyn I. Geller, Ph.D. Southern Tier Pain Management Center
    • Garrett Imbrenda,’15, Promise Zone
    • LeAnna Rice, Binghamton University Counseling Center
    • Jonathan Roma, '05, Human Resources, Binghamton University  
    • Colleen Cunningham Rozelle, ’08, MSW ’11, Promise Zone


  • Pursuing a Career in Public Relations or Communications Panel 
    2:45-3:45 p.m.; UU133A
    Interested in communications or public relations and fear that you are not prepared? Come hear from Binghamton University alums about their career path.
    • Kyle Fischer, ’15, Staff Assistant at U.S. House of Representatives
    • Jamie Jacobs, ’06, Riger Marketing Communications
    • Cortney Sands-Whalen, RVSA Advertising
    • Ewelina Zajac-Holdrege, Idea Kraft
  • Networking Workshop 101 
    6:30-7:30 p.m.; UU133A
    Come learn the importance of networking and the tips and tricks for success as you search for jobs and internships.


  • “Find Your Passion,” Harpur Advising  
    3-4:30 p.m.; UU133A
    Join Harpur Advising for an interactive workshop that encourages students to find passion in their work. 
  • “So, what ARE you gonna do with that major? That is the question.” HarpurEdge Activity.  
    6-7:30 p.m.; UU133A 
    In this lively and humorous workshop, Erica Mandel Kolbrener ‘86 (Harpur alumna) will share her story and facilitate self-reflective games and discussion on how to make the most of any chosen major, even if you’re not sure what that is yet.  Examine your values, interests and abilities to gain insight, focus and motivation to standout among your peers and benefit from all Binghamton University has to offer. Gain confidence answering questions your family will throw at you over dinner about your major! 


  • Choosing a Major Workshop  
    3-4 p.m.; UU133A
    How do you choose a major or a career that fits with who you are and who you want to be? Join this group discussion on how to choose a right fit major and/or career for you!
  • Pursuing a Career in Finance Panel   
    4:30-5:30 p.m.; UU133A
    Wanting to pursue a career in finance, but you don’t know where to start? Hear from Binghamton University alums and employers as to how they leveraged their degree to be successful in the finance industry.
    • Frances Traficante, State Farm Insurance and Financial Services
    • Brian Teta, ‘96, Forrester’s Financial
    • Mark Woodruff, IBM


  • Pursue a Career with Research, and How to Gain Experience Now Panel 
    12:30-1:30 p.m.; UU133A
    Interested in conducting your own research, or being a part of a lab on campus? Come hear from current research professionals on campus and learn about their research and advice on how to get involved.
    • Christopher Bishop, Ph.D, Professor
    • Paul Chiarot, Ph.D, Assistant Professor
    • Claudia Marques, Ph.D, Assistant Professor

Last Updated: 8/11/16