Updates From the Center for Career and Professional Development




Use Going Global to Research Studying, Interning, or Working Abroad

Going Global is an online resource to research countries and make your short list using Going Global.This international career database is available on the Center for Career and Professional Development’s (CCPD) home page and access is possible by logging-in using your PODs account. Going Global’s 80,000 page database contains Country Career Guides that provide helpful information you need to know when studying or working in another country. It includes country-specific career guides, international job and internship opportunities, employer directory, and work authorization information.

The key to being successful in a foreign country is through knowing the “unwritten” rules. Utilize Going Global to research communication styles, time management, and negotiation styles for over 30 countries. Read the cultural advice section under the country guides to learn about cultural norms and expectations. For more information about using Going Global, attend the upcoming CCPD program "How to Find a Job with an International Focus" on Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM in UU 202. You can also visit the CCPD South and speak with a Career Counselor during the CCPD’s counselor-on-call hours. The Going Global database is a resource co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD).

Harpur Students Encouraged to Apply for LACE Program

Liberal Arts to Careers Externship (LACE) provides students in Harpur College an opportunity to learn about careers by shadowing a graduate of Harpur College. Selected students are matched with a professional for a three to five day shadowing experience at the sponsor’s workplace over the summer break. Preference for the LACE program is given to rising and current sophomores. More information about the program including how to apply is available at www.binghamton.edu/lace. The deadline to apply for a summer externship is Friday, April 5.

Mock Interview Program Available through the CCPD

For students who want to improve their interviewing skills, the CCPD offers a mock interview program. A practice interview is one of the best ways to prepare for an employment interview. It helps you to learn what is expected and how to improve the way you present yourself.

The CCPD's Mock Interview Program runs now through Friday, May 10 and will be held within the Center for Career and Professional Development. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length, with 15-20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for feedback. Students can apply to the Mock Interview Program through eRecruiting. Search the “employers” field for “practice interview” and follow the instructions included in the position description. Space is limited, so apply early!

Summer Internship Funding Available for Undergraduate Students!

Sponsored by Binghamton’s campus food services provider, Sodexo, Inc., the Sodexo Internship Fund provides the opportunity for talented undergraduate students to secure financial support while completing an unpaid summer 2013 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 Events

Career Exploration

How NOT to End Up in a Nightmare Job:  Thursday, April 11, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM, UUW 215

Writing Resume and Cover Letters

Cover Letter Writing: Extreme Makeover Edition:  Thursday, March 14, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, UUW 324

Resume Writing:  Monday, March 18, 4:40 PM-5:40 PM, UU 111

Writing Cover Letters:  Wednesday, April 3, 4:00 PM-4:30 PM, UU 206

Resume Writing - Extreme Makeover Edition:  Thursday, April 4, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM, UU 206

Presenting Yourself Professionally

CCPD Mock Interview Program:  Ongoing - Apply and schedule a session through your eRecruiting account

Interviewing Skills:  Thursday, March 21, 4:30 PM-5:45 PM, UU 206

FREE LinkedIn Photo Booth!:  Thursday, April 4 & April 5, 1:30 PM-4:00 PM, LNG 322

Career Fairs

Upstate New York Tech Career Connection?:  Tuesday, April 2, 12:00 PM-4:30 PM, Emerson Suits, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR, Featuring New York's 4 SUNY University Centers:  Wednesday, April 17, Online

Job Internship Search

How to Find a Job with an International Focus:  Tuesday, March 19, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM, UU 202

What Happens After My Federal Application is Submitted?:  Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, LNG 307 (CCPD Workshop Rm)

CCPDI Fall 2013 Internship Information Session:  All sessions in UUW 324

Securing Federal Employment Abroad :  Thursday, April 11, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, UU 202

Center for Korean Studies Career Day Event, Saturday, March 16

The Center for Korean Studies (CKS) is pleased to announce their second biennial Career Day event taking place on Saturday, March 16 from 1:00-5:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building and S1 149. CKS wants to help students understand themselves in relation to the career world and develop the skills and competencies needed for career success. CKS also wants to give students useful information and networking opportunities with community and alumni professionals. The event will be held in two parts: General Session and Breakout Sessions. In the general session, two panelists will give presentations about general ideas for building-up your career.

“Career in the US vs. Korea”
Kwang Seung Jeon
Chemical Engineer, W. L. Gore and Associates
“JOBS: Good Job, Bad Job”
Minchul Song (Class of 2004, BA in Economics)
Compliance Officer, Bank Hapoalim
During the following four breakout sessions, community and alumni professionals will introduce their career fields and give helpful guidance to students. Each session will include time for Q&A’s to provide more individualized advising.
A. Medical and Health Service 1: Medical Doctors (DDS, DPM, and MD)
B. Medical and Health Service 2: Nursing Professionals (RN and NP)
C. Science, Engineering, and Technology (Industry and Academic Track)
D. Business School, Accounting and Finance
Seats are limited. RSVP to Center for Korean Studies (cks@binghamton.edu) including 1) your name, 2) academic year, 3) expected graduation year, 4) major, and 5) the session you want to join. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Center for Korean Studies (cks@binghamton.edu). This event is being co-sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) and StanleyPrepUSA.

Upstate New York Tech Career Connection - April 2

The Upstate News York Tech Career Fair is part job fair, part trade show to network with STEM companies in the region, share information, and learn about any job openings or internships the companies may have. The event takes place on April 2, from 12:00 to 4:30 PM at the Emerson Suites, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. Students from local colleges are encouraged to attend, and take part in both the Panel Presentations (Panel 1: How to Land a Job - Your Career in STEM, and Panel 2: Careers in Industry and Academia) and Exhibitor Session. Admission is free for attendees.

Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn about internships and job openings with STEM companies in the region. Registered companies include Amphenol Interconnect Products, Chobani, Dell SecureWorks, GrammaTech, Inc., ICM Controls, staffing consultants among others. To register and for more information go to the event web page by clicking here.

Recruiting Updates: Check out the New Job and Internship Postings!

The CCPD posts new internships and full-time positions daily! Visit eRecruiting today to apply for positions! Be sure to regularly check your eRecruiting account for updated postings and deadlines. Recent postings include:
  • Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Nationwide
  • NOW’S Internship Program, National Organization for Women, DC- Washington
  • Economic Assistants (RA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), DC- Washington
  • 2013 Summer Law Internship Program, New York State Office of the Attorney General, NY- New York
  • AmeriCorps Environmental Educator, Maine Conservation Program, Maine
  • Human Resources (Talent Management) (Internship/Co-Op), Iberdola USA (NYSEG), NY- Rochester
  • Technical Writer Job, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, CA- San Francisco
  • Merchandiser, Detailer, Frito Lay, Inc., NY- Watertown
  • Retail Leadership Development, Verizon Wireless, NY- Dewitt
  • Email Marketing Intern, Active Web Group, NY- Hauppauge
  • Assistant Project Director, Calrion Research, NY- New York
  • Lyceum Coordinator- Graduate School of Education, The Research Foundation of State University of New
  • York at Binghamton, NY- Binghamton
  • MDA Summer Camp Counselor, Muscular Dystrophy Association, NY- Wading River
  • Claims Specialist Rotational Program, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, TX- Irving
  • 2013 Summer Associate Program, NYC Office of the Comptroller, NY- New York
  • Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant, Grais & Ellsworth LLP, NY- New York
  • Development Associate, New York Legal Assistance Group, NY- New York
  • Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) or the Summer Institute in Occupational Health
  • and Safety (OHS), Florida- Tampa
  • Marketing Intern, FreshySites, NY- Binghamton
  • Project Manager/Japanese Linguist, Morningside Translations, NY- New York
  • Summer Internship- Design Services, Legg Mason, CT- Stamford
  • Graphic Design Internship- Summer 2013, Amicus Creative Media, LLC, NY- Port Washington
  • High School Teachers, Instituto del Progreso Latino, IL- Chicago
  • Nurse Scholar Intern, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, NY- New York
  • Summer Student Volunteer Program, Internal Revenue Service, NY- Buffalo & Rochester
  • Associate Sales Representative, ADP, NY-Binghamton
  • Account Receivable Specialist, Parchem- Fine & Specialty Chemicals, NY- New Rochelle
  • Marketing & Communications Associate, Site Compli, NY- New York
  • Business Analyst/ Quality Analyst, Matrix Resources, GA- Alpharetta
  • IT Project Analyst, Hatstand Consulting, TX- Dallas
  • Newtwork Engineer, Black Line Consulting, IL- Naperville
  • Technology Summer Intern- Equity Institutional Bookbuilding System, Ipreo, NY- New York
  • College Summer Internship, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, NY- New York
  • IT Security/Compliance (Internship/Co-Op), Iberdrola USA (NYSEG), NY- Rochester
  • Electric Capital Delivery (Internship/Co-Op), Iberdrola USA (NYSEG), Maine- Augusta & NY- Rochester
  • Software Engineer, Resource 1, CA- Santa Ana
  • Support Engineer, Amazon, WA-Seattle
  • PC Service Technician, BlueStorm Technologies, Inc., NY- Binghamton
  • Perl Programmer, Stevens Capital Management LP., RA- Radnor
  • Java Developer/ Java JNI developer, Deloitte, CO- Denver
  • Systems Engineer, Matrix Resources, GA- Atlanta

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:
  • 3/19 Bloomberg, 11:00 AM -- 4:00 PM, Watson Commons (Pastry Cart)
  • 4/15 Peace Corps (Time and Location - TBD)

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Last Updated: 3/24/14