Career and Professional Development

One of the many benefits of living within our Communities is easy access to our expert consultants and programming specifically developed for career and professional development. Laura O'Neill and Lexie Avery will be working with our residents to help them develop their resumes and cover letters, explore majors, careers and graduate school options, and find information on jobs and internships. Both will have walk in hours and scheduled appointments conveniently located right in the communities.

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Meet Laura O'Neill

Laura O'Neill

Binghamton University and Residential Life are excited to welcome back Laura O'Neill as our own in-residence Career and Professional Development Consultant for her second years. Laura's office is located in Susquehanna Community – Choconut 102H and at The Career Corner in Hillside Commons but she is available to meet at other communities as well as the Fleishman Center throughout the week. See her schedule below. While Laura's main focus is the Apartments, she is also providing walk-in hours and programming in Mountainview and College-In-the-Woods.

Laura's main goal is providing outreach and career and professional development education to the residential communities; "We know how busy our students are so we want to make the whole process more convenient and a little less daunting for them. A student's career does not start the day after they graduate from college, it starts their first day of freshman year. We are here to help guide them through their 4 years. It's not just about helping with job search and grad school prep, but the whole journey such as choosing a major, career exploration, internships, resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing skills to name a few.

Come meet Laura at one of her Walk-in sessions, Career Cafe meetings during the week or schedule an appointment with her through hireBING, see directions for making an appointment below. To make it easier on both traditional and non-traditional students, Laura also has later afternoon and evening hours available.

Laura's Schedule



1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

CIW Dining Hall (Lunch with Laura)


3 – 5 p.m.

Hillside Commons


1 – 3 p.m.

Fleishman Career Center
University Union 133


10 a.m. – noon

Hillside Commons


1 – 3 p.m.

Susquehanna Coffeehouse


noon – 2 p.m.

Mountainview Dining Hall

Career Cafe Series

Susquehana Career Cafe in Susquehanna Coffeehouse
Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.
Food will be involved

January 19

Spring into Action: Resources, Navigating the JIF

February 2  How to Get Hired
February 9 Summer Internships!
February 16 THE BEST Ways to Make Professional Connections
March 9 Interviewing Tips
March 23 Mid-Semester De-Stress
March 30 Gap Year Options
April 20 Hot Ideas for Summer
Hillside Career Cafe in Hillside Commons
Fridays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Food will be involved

January 20

Spring into Action: Resources, Navigating the JIF

February 3  How to Get Hired
February 10 Summer Internships!
February 17 THE BEST Ways to Make Professional Connections
March 10 Interviewing Tips
March 24 Mid-Semester De-Stress
March 31 Gap Year Options
April 21 Hot Ideas for Summer

By Appointment - schedule in hireBING

Contact Laura

Hillside Area Office 101A

Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

Meet Lexie Avery

Lexi AveryResidential Life is excited to welcome Lexie Avery as Career Consultant in Residence. As an extension of the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, Lexie’s primary office will be located in the Hinman Community – Hinman College Library, 104B, but she will be available in the Fleishman Center and C4, room 101A throughout the week for both appointments and walk-in services.

Lexie’s goal is to provide support and guidance as students discover and explore opportunities and to educate them on the value of their experience in their career journey. The Fleishman Center and Lexie prescribe to the philosophy of ‘Planned Happenstance’, where a career cannot always be predicted. Planned Happenstance, encourages both planned and unplanned opportunities and experiences based on interest with the goal of creating a more satisfying life. There is not one path that students need to follow, and not one career that aligns with a particular major. We make choices along the way that enlighten us and others that peak our curiosity, but all beneficial to our career journey and helps to open the door to what’s next.

Come meet Lexie at one of her walk-in sessions, or schedule an appointment with her through hireBING, see directions for making an appointment below.

Lexie's Schedule

Wednesdays and Fridays walk-in hours are available. Otherwise please make your appointment with Lexie through hireBing.


11 - 12:30 p.m.

C4 Discovery Center (Appointments)


1 - 3 p.m.

Fleishman Center (Walk-ins)


4 - 5:30 p.m.

Hinman College Library 104B (Appointments)


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Hinman - Starbucks (Lattes with Lexie Appointments)


4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hinman College Library 104B (Walk-ins)


9 - 11 a.m.

Hinman College Library 104B (Appointments)


1:30 - 3 p.m.

C4 121 (Appointments)


3:30 - 5 p.m.

Health and Wellness Community G31 (Appointments)


1-3 p.m.

Hinman College Library 104B (Walk-ins)


Contact Lexie

Hinman College Library, 104B


Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Laura or Lexie, please login to your hireBING account at and complete your profile. Once your profile is complete:

  1. Click the Calendar tab on your hireBING homepage
  2. Select "Counseling Appointment"
  3. Click "Request a New Appointment" at the bottom of the left-hand side of the page
  4. Select your reason for visit in the "Type" box– this shows all the topics we offer by appointment
  5. Select which day(s) of the week you are available, as well as time of day, then click "Check Availability"
  6. Select your preferred slot from the list that appears
  7. You may enter additional notes describing the nature of your appointment request, and click "Submit Request" to secure your appointment.

Last Updated: 2/3/17