Updates From the Center for Career and Professional Development




2-Year SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program (2012-14)

Current Binghamton University Sophomores from ANY MAJOR who are interested in global engagement are invited to apply for the JFEW-SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Two-Year Academic Program 2012-2014. To learn more about the program attend the upcoming JFEW Information Session on Wednesday, March 28 at 4:00 PM in LNG-307.

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.

Review Sites and Apply for a Fall 2012 CCPD Internship (CCPDI)

Log into your eRecruiting account and check out the Fall 2012 internship opportunities available through the Center for Career and Professional Development's Internship (CCPDI) Program. CCPDI is the largest credit bearing internship program at Binghamton University. The CCPDI Program partners with local, regional, national and international agencies to provide Binghamton University students with endless opportunities in experiential education. Students carrying out an internship earn 4-credits by completing 120 hours in one semester (about 10 hours per week) at their internship site, plus attending a weekly one-hour seminar class that is focused on career development.

In the fall of 2011 more than 200 students completed an internship through CCPDI. Students are required to attend an information session the semester prior to interning. Information sessions for students interested in a Fall internship are taking place through Tuesday, March 27. During the information session students will learn about the application process and be provided the necessary documentation to apply. More information about the CCPDI program is available on the CCPD website.

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

Resumes & Cover Letters


Your First Resume

Friday, March 23
1:10 PM-2:10 PM
UU 111

Never created a resume before? New to the US job search? This is a great introduction to writing a resume, covering the basics of content, formatting, and purpose.


Mock Interview Sign-Ups

Now through May 4

Online through eRecruiting

Throughout the spring semester, the Center for Career and Professional Development offers you the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills through the Mock Interview Program. Apply by submitting your resume through eRecruiting. Search the “employers” field for “practice interview” and follow the instructions included in the position description.

Interview 101: Tell Me a Time When ...

Thursday, March 15
4:30 PM-5:00 PM
UUW 325

One strategy for preparing for behavioral interview questions is to use the STAR Technique. Learn how to use this approach to articulate YOUR experiences where you demonstrated the skills necessary for future job performance.

Interview 101: Tell Me About Yourself

Tuesday, March 20
4:30 PM-5:00 PM
UUW 325

This is a common interview question that many candidates struggle to answer! Learn strategies for formulating an effective response!

Interview 101: What are your Strengths? Your Weaknesses?

Thursday, March 22
4:30 PM-5:00 PM
LNG 307 - CCPD Workshop Room

Many candidates struggle with the best way to answer the strengths and weaknesses questions. Learn how to sell your strengths and even make the most of your weaknesses!

Job & Internship Search

JFEW Information Session

Wednesday, March 28
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
LNG 307

Learn more about the JFEW-SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program and how to apply. This two-year integrated program 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. All sophomores and welcome to attend.

CCPDI FALL 2012 Internship Info Session

Wednesday, March 21

4:40 PM-5:40 PM
UUW 324

Thursday, March 22
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
UUW 325

Monday, March 26
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
UUW 324

Tuesday, March 27
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
UUW 325

Learn how to apply and obtain credit for your FALL 2012 Internship! All sophomores and juniors are welcome to attend.


Hot Jobs: Locally-based State Farm is Hiring  

State Farm, located in Endwell, is looking to hire Binghamton University graduates who hope to stay in the local area. The number one insurance and financial services firm in the Greater Binghamton Area is undergoing expansion and looking to hire a financial services representative. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply on-line through their eRecruiting account. For more information about the company, State Farm will be holding an information session on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in UU 108.

State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. As a family of insurance and financial services companies, State Farm is a mutual company owned by its policyholders, and their many lines of business together offer over 100 products. Its 68,000 employees and more than 18,000 Agents service 81 million policies and accounts throughout the U.S. and Canada. 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:

  • The White House Internship Program, Washington, D.C.
  • Mechanical Engineering Internships, Amphenol Aerospace Operations, Sidney, NY
  • Industrial Engineering Internships, Amphenol Aerospace Operations, Sidney, NY
  • Electrical Design Engineer, Emerson Network Power Surge Protection Inc, Binghamton, NY
  • Financial Representative, Principal Financial Group, Rochester, NY
  • Software Engineer, Telephonics Corporation, Farmingdale, NY
  • Business Analyst, Software Catalysts LLC, Nationwide
  • Financial Representative, New York Life Insurance Company, White Plains, NY
  • Financial Representative Internship, Northwestern Mutual, New York, NY

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:

  • · 03/22 STCR Business Systems Inc.
  • · 03/27 State Farm
  • · 03/27 Citi
  • · 04/12 Citi

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Last Updated: 3/24/14