Career Exploration

While at Binghamton, it is important to focus not only on the coursework you are taking, but also on gaining experience to assist you in the job market once you have graduated.  Remember the  following information as you work your way through your time here at BU.

Resources at Binghamton
Preparing for Life After Graduation
Additional Resources

Resources at Binghamton
First and foremost, for students with a physical, learning, or other disability, your first stop should be the Services for Students with Disabilities (link http://ssd.binghamton.edu/index.html) office.

Preparing for Life After Graduation
It is important to utilize the time spent at Binghamton in order to prepare for a future job, graduate school, or another venture you may pursue.  Keep these tips in mind as you continue your journey here at Binghamton.
  • Assess yourself.  First and foremost, you need to explore what career paths you would enjoy and be interested in. It is important to consider what is important to you in a job, work environment, and employer.  The staff at the Center for Career and Professional Development can help guide you through this exploration process.
  • Experience is key.  Whether it be volunteer, paid or unpaid, an internship, or a part-time job, experience is what will best prepare you for the future.  The Center for Career and Professional Development can assist you in locating possible places in which to gain experience, as well as how to apply.
  • Networking, networking, networking.  The number one way in which students gain employment is by knowing someone.  The Alumni Career Network (link http://www2.binghamton.edu/alumni/students/alumni-career-network/) provides a searchable database of alumni that are eager and willing to talk to current BU students.
  • Please see the Job Search section for information on interviewing and handling questions regarding your disability.

Additional Resources

Internship/Experience

Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business
http://ehrweb.aaas.org/entrypoint/

Emerging Leaders:
http://www.emerging-leaders.com/
 

Advice and Insights

Who Me? Self Esteem for People with Disabilities
http://www.uwec.edu/counsel/pubs/disabilities.htm

How to Succeed at University with a Psychiatric Disability
http://www.counselling.qut.edu.au/selfhelp/psych/succeed.jsp

ABCs of Success for Students with Disabilities

http://www.uwec.edu/Counsel/pubs/selfhelp/abcs.htm

Disability and the University

http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/

Do-It
http://www.washington.edu/doit/

Free online text reader for visually impaired job seekers
http://www.satogo.com

Center for Independence
http://www.center-for-independence.org/

Greater Capital Region Human Resource Directory (search by service area)
http://www.ccsnys.org/hsd/hsdsearch.asp

American Foundation for the Blind
http://www.afb.org

National Organization on Disability
http://www.nod.org

NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/about.asp

* Please see the Job Search section for additional links and resources

 

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Last Updated: 8/5/14