Binghamton in the City: For Students

Binghamton in the City: A Week of Connections is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the exciting, fast-paced atmosphere of New York City. You will gain resources to develop yourself professionally and make valuable connections by speaking with alumni working in the city.

Make the most of your winter break by participating in an alumni-hosted employer visit (we'll offer more than 50 during the week), earning academic credit through career exploration coursework, shadowing alumni in the workplace, and developing connections with alumni eager to share their Binghamton knowledge and professional advice. Metro Connections Night will be the capstone event of the week, offering you the chance to network with more than 130 alumni in one place, on one evening.

Metro Connections Night

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Ave. (at 53rd Street), Manhattan
Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. 

Meet Binghamton alumni, in a wide variety of fields, who want to share their expertise and help you make one of the most important decisions in your life. Metro Connections Night is a forum for meaningful conversations. 

The keynote speaker will be Dan Black '94, global recruiting leader at Ernst & Young. He's a longtime supporter of the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, has hosted students at his workplace, and is a perennial volunteer at Metro Connections Night.

If you have questions, contact Tenley Halaquist, assistant director of alumni engagement.

Metro connections Night volunteers list

Volunteer room assignments

Metro connections night floor plan

Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the College of Community and Public Affairs. Confident and prepared for rewarding careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, our graduates serve countless communities in roles that have real impact. Academic offerings include Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, Public Health, Social Work, Sustainable Communities, Public Administration, Student Affairs Administration and Human Rights (new), along with double-degree, dual-degree and accelerated program options. Learn more.

Employer Visits

Register now through hireBING.

The New York City employer visits expose you to selected career paths and industry trends and provide access to Binghamton alumni living and working in New York City. We provide these events as a way for you to learn more about careers and how to best position yourself for opportunities in the future. Many times, our hosts will give insights into their firm's application processes and tips on how applicants can differentiate themselves. A list of employer visits, as well as a link to register online, will be posted here in late fall.

Liberal Arts to Careers Externship (LACE)

LACE is an opportunity for a select group of Harpur undergraduates (preference given to sophomores) to each be matched with an alumni professional for a shadowing experience for three to five days during summer or winter break. The program is structured to ensure opportunities for success, as it is flexible to meet the needs of each individual pair.

For more information about the program and key dates, visit the LACE website or email Ashley Serbonich at

Women in Business Annual Women's Leadership Panel

Monday, Jan. 7, from 6 - 8 p.m.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
One Bryant Park, Manhattan

Register now through hireBING.

Alumnae panelists will share success stories and leadership experiences with the Women in Business student organization members. If you have questions about this session, contact Tenley Halaquist for additional information.

Winter Session 2019 - HARP 300: Current Issues in Legal Practice

This course enables students to learn about current issues and a variety of legal practices through interaction with very successful Binghamton University law alumni in the New York Metro area. Each lawyer will discuss recent cases and dilemmas facing the legal profession in the 21st century. Topics for discussion include intellectual property, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, anti-corruption, criminal prosecution and defense, education law, plus child welfare law and banking and more.

There is no prerequisite; the course is open to all undergraduate students 

Course Notes: This one-credit Pass/Fail course will be held Jan. 7-10 only. You must attend all four sessions and complete a paper to receive credit. The course will meet in Manhattan all four evenings. Three evenings will consist of lectures and, on one evening, students will attend Metro Connections Night (an alumni-student networking event). Location and further instructions will be sent via e-mail to all registered students. 

Questions about the course? Contact Leah Joggerst at


Will you be in Binghamton Jan. 7 - 11 but want to attend Metro Connections Night?

We'll offer a bus from Binghamton to New York City, so you can go to the event and return home on the same day. One-way bus tickets are $20 each. If you're planning a round trip, be sure to purchase two tickets for yourself.

  • From Binghamton to New York: Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 8 a.m.: Depart Binghamton University (East Drive next to Lot T - bus loading zone is behind Old O'Connor Hall/Alumni Center)
  • From New York to Binghamton: Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m.: Depart Sheraton New York Times Square (811 7th Ave.)

Purchase bus tickets.