Guidance counselors visit Binghamton University for SUNY showcase
BINGHAMTON, NY – Close to 100 guidance counselors from high schools across the Southern Tier will converge on the Binghamton University campus Thursday, October 18, to learn more about SUNY and the variety of opportunities the system offers prospective freshmen and transfer students.
Known as Operation Inform or OpInform, the event will be led by representatives from 34 SUNY campuses, who will provide the latest information on SUNY programs, financial aid and the application process. In addition, a series of workshops will cover transfer admissions and other topics.
Binghamton University representatives will offer a special program on social networking websites and the role they play in influencing the college choice of prospective students. Binghamton will also present a workshop on its NCAA Athletic program and the recruitment of student athletes.
OpInform, which starts at 8 a.m., will feature question-and-answer sessions, professional exchanges, displays from SUNY colleges, and campus tours. Every year, SUNY campuses join to hold OpInform events around the state and Binghamton University has been selected to play host for the Southern Tier region of New York.
"We’re very excited to be hosting such a valuable professional development opportunity for high school and community college counselors, “ said Brian Hazlett, senior associate director of admissions at Binghamton University. “As one of the most selective schools in the system, guidance counselors already know that Binghamton offers college-bound and transfer students an excellent education. Through a campus visit, counselors are also able to experience first-hand the facilities, the students and the faculty."
OpInform is co-sponsored by Binghamton University, SUNY College Admissions Professionals and the Office of Enrollment Management at SUNY System Administration.