Updates From the Center for Career and Professional Development




The Etiquette Factor: Professional Etiquette & Networking Event (4/27)!

When times get tough, employers and graduate/professional programs get even pickier when selecting candidates! Professional etiquette plays an important role in making favorable impressions and projecting a certain standard of conduct with clients and superiors.

It is important to know how to network and engage in conversation during social functions such as a cocktail party. The Etiquette Factor Program is an opportunity to learn and practice how to juggle your beverage and appetizer plate, give a firm handshake, and make small talk. The event is designed to be educational and enjoyable for all participants, and brushing up on your etiquette skills is definitely a smart move in a tough job market!

The event is on Friday, April 27th, 2:30-4pm, in the beautiful Mountainview Room 111. Registration required via the CCPD Website by April 20. Space is limited, and there is a $5 fee.

Included in this program:

· Cold hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages
· Interactive instruction on networking tips and socializing etiquette basics from expert guest speaker Barbara Lang
· Instructional handouts to remember the important key points
· Networking time with Binghamton staff, and fellow students

You only get one chance to make a first positive impression. Register TODAY!

 JFEW Int'l Relations and Global Affairs Program Information Session (4/20)

The JFEW-SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program, funded by the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (JFEW), is a two-year integrated program that aims to prepare students for careers as practitioners in the field of international relations and global affairs and to create strong mentor and peer networks that will continue to support students' goals through their careers. The Two-Year Academic Program will start in September 2012 and includes:
  • Scholarship assistance of up to $5,000 during the student's Junior and Senior years for a total of up to $10,000
  • Facilitated networking, professional development, and mentoring opportunities
  • A paid 7-week summer internship during the summer between the Junior and Senior years that includes placement in an internationally focused organization ranging from well-know international think tanks, UN organizations, to NGOs and a stipend of $3,500

As part of the summer 2013 internship there will be a three-day orientation in New York City that includes an overview of key international relations and global areas issues; site visits to prestigious international organizations; sessions by international relations experts; and preparation for the internship. A weekly distinguished speaker series will highlight key leaders in organizations working internationally. There will also be Opportunities to attend special activities at various NYC organizations such as events at the Foreign Policy Association, Council of the Americas, and Asia Society.

The deadline to apply is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 20, 2012. Please complete the JFEW-SUNY Two-Year Academic Program Application and submit with your personal statement, letters of recommendation, resume, and authorization to check financial records to the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) South, LSG 500. For a more detailed description and application materials visit the JFEW site or for questions contact Meg Mitzel, JFEW Campus Liaison, Center for Career and Professional Development, at mmitzel@binghamton.edu.

Be a Mentor to a Middle School Student, Apply Now for Fall 2012

Recruiting for the Fall 2012 Johnson City Mentor Program has begun. Spend five hours a week mentoring a middle school student and receive 2 credits. This program is a good opportunity to work with, and be a positive influence to young adults as well as gain exposure to working in a secondary school environment. Applications and information about the program can be found at on the CCPD website under the JC Mentor Program. The deadline to apply for a Fall 2012 assignment is Thursday, May 12 at noon.

The Call to Teach, Is It For You?.... Thursday (4/19) at 4:30 PM


Attend this program and meet with professionals in teaching as they share their career journeys and gain information you need as you pursue this career in the education field. Panelists will include teachers from various disciplines and administrators from the K-12 system. The program is taking place on Thursday, April 19 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in UU 102, and it is being co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and Center for Career and Professional Development.

Summer Internship Funding Available for Undergraduate Students!

Sponsored by Binghamton's campus food services provider, Sodexo, Inc., a newly established Sodexo Internship Fund provides the opportunity for talented undergraduate students to secure financial support while completing an unpaid summer 2012 internship. Through the Fund, chosen students will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to complete an unpaid internship. For more information about the application process and how to apply, visit the Sodexo Internship Fund webpage. Applications will be reviewed and decisions made on a rolling basis.

Upcoming CCPD Career Development Programs and Workshops

Preparing for Interviews

Strut Your Stuff

Friday, April 20
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
LNG 307 - CCPD Workshop Room

Join in this CCPD workshop for developing your pitch to succeed in interviews for jobs and internships. 

Etiquette & Networking

Networking for Your Job Search in Academia

Friday, April 27
12:30 PM-1:30 PM,
Mandela Room

A successful career in academia can depend heavily on your networking skill. Our speaker, Barbara Lang believes you don’t always need to follow the rules, but you at least need to know the rules to successfully work with people. Join us to learn more about developing a courteous and professional presence while networking at professional conferences and other academic events.

The Etiquette Factor: Professional Etiquette & Networking Event

Friday, April 27
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Mountainview Rm 111

Juggling conversations and cocktails isn't always easy! Etiquette and networking expert Barbara Lang will address how to make the most of networking opportunities without dropping your hors d'oeuvres and spilling your drink. Registration required. $5 Fee. Details on the CCPD website.

Career Planning

The Call to Teach: Is it for me?

Thursday, April 19
4:30 PM-6:00 PM, UUW 325

Meet with professionals in teaching as they share their career journeys and gain information you need as you pursue this career in the education field. Panelists will include teachers from various disciplines and administrators from the K-12 system.

Juniors: Start the Grad School Planning Process NOW!

Monday, April 23
4:40 PM-5:40 PM, UU 102

If you're considering graduate or professional school, NOW is the time to begin planning! Discussion will include how to determine the best program and degree, steps in the application process, what graduate admissions expects, what makes a strong application, and tips on getting funding.

Choosing A Major

Tuesday, April 24
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
UUW 325

Don't be scared to choose a major, we’ll help you navigate the web of options! Join us for an interactive program about the major-decision making process. Co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development and Harpur Academic Advising

CCPD is for You, Too!

Tuesday, April 24
6:00 PM-7:00 PM, UU 168

Never been to the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD)? Think it's not for you? Don't know how we can help YOU? We are doing a series of in-class surveys in a variety of Harpur courses asking what career concerns and questions you and your fellow students have. Find out the answers (or at least learn where you can get them answered!) in this Frequently Asked Questions program.

Hot Jobs: Locally-based STCR Business Systems is Hiring

STCR Business Systems, a company that leads in the global industry of supermarket systems technology, is looking to hire Binghamton University graduates who hope to stay in the local area. Located in Endwell, STCR Business Systems has been in the business of providing proven POS solutions and first class technical services since 1967. Opportunities within STCR include: sales representative, maintenance billing analyst, supermarket systems implementation specialist, and technical support specialist. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply on-line through their eRecruiting account.

For more information about the company, STCR will be holding an information session on Wednesday, April 25, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in UU 102. STCR's mission coupled with the right people delivers one of the highest customer satisfaction levels in the business and earns STCR Business Systems the distinguished IBM premier partner status annually. Attend the information session and apply on-line via eRecruiting to find if your talents and career objectives match the employment opportunities they have to offer.

Recruiting Updates: Take a look at these exciting new job & internship postings!

The CCPD posts new internships and full-time positions on a daily basis! Visit eRecruiting today! Students may view and apply for positions through their eRecruiting account. All matriculated students have an account. Recent postings:

  • Staff Assistant, NY State Senator Thomas W. Libous (Application deadline is Thursday, April 19)
  • Shark Cage Diving Volunteer Program, Oceans Campus
  • Editorial Interns, Brant Publications
  • Graphic Design Intern at AT A GLANCE Brand, MeadWestvaco Corporation
  • Americorps Vista (Youth Development & Veteran Services), Binghamton University Center for Civic Engagement
  • Grants Management - Research Internship, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Entry Level Claims Examiner Trainee, Country-Wide Insurance Company
  • Human Resources Coordinator, Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Teach in Korea, Korean Ministry of Education
  • Junior Sales Position, Instinet
  • Store Operations Executive Training Program, Lord & Taylor
  • Marketing Intern, State Farm Insurance - Jim Rollo Agency, Inc
  • Staff Accountant, Wenner Media
  • Junior Accountant & Financial Analyst, Green Key Resources
  • Financial Advisor, Northwest Mutual Financial Network, Hoerner Financial Group
  • Financial Performance Mgmt Consultant, QueBIT Consulting, LLC
  • Marketing Intern, StriVectin Operating Company
  • Software Development Engineer & Security Engineer, Amazon
  • SQL Developer, Wolters Kluwer
  • Developer / Web & Mobile Designer / Front End Developer, StartFast Venture Accelerator
  • Junior Drupal Programmer/Site Builder, DPCI
  • Jr. SQL/B1 Developer Position & Entry Level Systems Engineer, SoftNice, Inc.

Access your eRecruiting account and check the calendar for times and locations for these and other upcoming sessions!

Employer Information Sessions:
If you are conducting a job or internship search, Employer Information Sessions are a great way to learn about organizations, gather information about positions, and make all-important contacts in the world-of-work. Check the eRecruiting calendar regularly to learn more about future sessions. Upcoming on-campus information sessions include:

  • 04/25 STCR Business Systems
  • 04/27 CH Robinson
  • 05/01 Peace Corps

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Last Updated: 3/24/14