Binghamton's Fleishman Career Center has once again been awarded SILVER certification through OUT for Work's Career Center Certification Program!
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is the first program designed to assess the quality, quantity and availability of career resource materials for LGBTQ students. The primary goal of the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is to provide academic institutions and students with an evaluation of the support available to LGBTQ students facing employment and workplace challenges. The silver certificate was awarded based on the availability of resources focused on how to be "out" in the workplace and the quality of LGBTQ materials available to students.
Check out our LGBTQ & Career Development Quick Reference Guide
The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development at Binghamton University strives to provide all students with the resources that are necessary to succeed professionally. We understand that students come from diverse backgrounds with unique experiences and needs. We are sensitive to the concerns LGBTQ students may face in making a successful and comfortable transition from education to employment.
While university communities tend to be nurturing and supportive of LGBTQ students, employers and organizations vary in terms of support and acceptance. Consequently, we hope to provide resources to assist students in preparing for the challenges they may face during a job search and upon entering the professional workforce by:
- providing a list of LGBTQ-friendly organizations
- educating students on how to prepare a resume that genuinely reflects their abilities and how they want to be perceived in a work environment
- teaching students about their rights and how to exercise them
- constantly educating ourselves through the interactions we have with our students.
We hope that our resources will be helpful to LGBTQ students and alumni at all levels of the career development process.