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College of Community and Public Affairs

Programs and Resources

Career and Professional Services

Connecting students and community professionals  

All CCPA undergraduate and master’s students are required to do at least one internship in the community. This instills our students with valuable professional skills before they graduate, and allows the college to strengthen its relationships with employers and alumni, both locally and across the state and country. Ongoing events at the University Downtown Center in Binghamton connect agencies and businesses with students from across the University.

Local organizations are encouraged to contact Career and Professional Services about hosting an intern on site or about participating in one of our programs, described below. Area professionals are also invited to review our academic offerings to find a student in an area of study that best meets their needs.  

Community Connections is a monthly event at the University Downtown Center that encourages community organizations to table and share job, internship and other opportunities with CCPA students.  

Career Exploration Week occurs during the fall and spring semesters at CCPA, in conjunction with the Binghamton University Job and Internship Fair. The college brings alumni and community organizations to the University Downtown Center for presentations, panels, networking events and more.

Writing support on-site

University writing tutors is a partnership with University Tutorial Services that provides writing tutors at the University Downtown Center in the Information Commons, DC-124. CCPA students receive an email at the beginning of each semester with the on-site schedule. 

Career planning 

CCPA recommends that all students seek professional career guidance early. These tips can help get the process started:

  • schedule an appointment to talk with a career counselor
  • check your career center's website, and social media, for dates and times of career development and job-search workshops and seminars, career and job fairs, and company information sessions
  • update your résumé, then let us work with you to proofread and enhance 
  • join professional associations and become an active member—this builds a network of colleagues in your field
  • find a student version of your professional association and take leadership roles
  • subscribe to, and read, professional journals in your  

Career resources

The Career and Professional Services Office can help you achieve your goals. Stop by the Career and Professional Services Office or contact Stacy Marrow for more career information and resources to help you bridge between academics and career.


Last Updated: 2/13/18