CONNECT: D.C. and Boston

CONNECT: D.C. and Boston

2024 Spring Break Connect

We are in the process of planning CONNECT 2024! This page will be updated as soon as we have new information. 

If you are an employer or alumnus based in Boston or Washington, D.C. and are interested in participating in CONNECT 2024, please contact the Fleishman Career Center at 

Read about Washington, D.C. CONNECT 2023

Spend spring break making connections at employer treks and networking night! Washington, D.C. and Boston CONNECT programs are designed for students in any academic year and major. Expand your network, learn about careers, polish professional development skills, and gain insights into working and living in the D.C. or Boston area!

Students will attend the CONNECT Employer Treks as a cohort. Transportation from Binghamton to the destination cities, as well as hotel stays, are free for students who are accepted to attend! 

Attend a mandatory information session (time/dates below) to learn more about this program and how to apply! Space is limited. 

Mandatory information session

You MUST attend one information session OR complete the online session to be eligible to apply for the D.C. or Boston treks. View information session details below.

Important information

Please read the below information carefully.

  • Mandatory information sessions

    You must complete one of the following information sessions OR the virtual session to be able to apply to the CONNECT program. Info session dates will be released in January 2024.

    Online/Virtual Information Session

    If a student does not attend one of the in-person sessions listed above, they can instead opt to complete the online info session in Panopto. Students must watch the session and receieve a 100% on the quiz to receieve credit for the info session and be eligible to apply for the CONNECT program.

    Students are advised to complete the info session and apply early. All applicants will be eligible to attend the treks, but those who submit their applications first will have priority consideration.

  • How to apply to the CONNECT program

    You must update your hireBING profile prior to applying for this program. Please be sure that your profile has the correct information (including your major and class year) as well as an updated resume.

    Applications for this program will be through hireBING by Handshake. More specific information on how to submit your application will be released during the information session. Please note that this is a competitive program and not all applicants will be accepted.

    Each trek will have certain preferred requirements for applicants. You will be alerted if you do not meet all qualifications, however your application will still be received. 

  • Participation agreement

    Accepted students will be required to sign a participation agreement. This form will outline the standard of conduct for the program as well as provide legal information. This form MUST be signed and uploaded into hireBING with the student's trek application in order for a student to participate.

    Download and sign the Participation Agreement 

  • Timeline

    The timeline will be released in January 2024.

    In the meantime, we recommend updating your resume!

  • Tips for attending an Employer Trek


    • Take notes
    • Display enthusiasm and appreciation
    • Write down names of the professionals
    • Dress in workwear attire
    • Bring your resume and/or portfolio - you may or may not hand it out but best to be prepared
    • Research the firms you are attending
    • Prepare well thought out questions
    • Bring your photo ID and proof of vaccination
    • Stand out and make the most of these opportunities
    • Ask for contact information if the opportunity arises, we do not provide contact information unless the hosts states you can get it from us
    • Stay with the group during the entire visit
    • IMPORTANT - Check your hireBING profile to make sure it is accurate. Your hireBING profile will shift and it may not be accurate. You can manually change it.
    • Use professional etiquette at all times


    • Wait until the end to ask a question
    • Wait until the end to engage with professionals
    • Be late
    • Be distracting in any manner (play on your phone, fall sleep, etc.)
    • Go up to the visit without a staff member​
    • Ask for a job and or internship - unless they discuss open positions during the visit. You may ask the type of skills and or qualifications they look for in a candidate, or what makes someone successful at this company.
    • Stay longer than the allotted time. Professionals need to get back to work and we do not want to overstay our welcome. 

2023 Schedules

Spring Break 2023 Schedules
  • 2023 D.C. Schedule

    Sample itinerary from 2023

    Sunday, April 2, 2023

    • 1 p.m.: Bus departs Binghamton University campus
    • 6 p.m.: Arrive at hotel in D.C.

    Monday, April 3, 2023

    • 9–11 a.m.: D.C. Public Schools
    • Noon–2 p.m.: United States Capitol (overview of federal jobs and tour)
    • 3–4:30 p.m.: Element Solutions
    • 6 p.m.: Networking event with D.C. Alumni Chapter at the home of Michael Timmeny '73

    Tuesday, April 4

    • 9–11 a.m.: Tzedek D.C.
    • Noon–2 p.m.: Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    • 3–5 p.m.: The Federal Reserve Board
    • 6 p.m.: Depart Washington, D.C. from last trek site
    • 11:30 p.m.: Approximate arrival to Binghamton University
  • 2023 Boston Schedule

    Sample itinerary from 2023

    Sunday, April 2, 2023

    • 1 p.m.: Bus departs Binghamton University campus
    • 6 p.m.: Arrive at hotel in Boston

    Monday, April 3, 2023

    • 9–11 a.m.: TBD
    • Noon–2 p.m.: RSM (providing lunch)
    • 3–4:30 p.m.: Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • 6 p.m.: Networking event with Boston Alumni Chapter at Stockyard Restaurant

    Tuesday, April 4

    • 9–11 a.m.: Amazon Robotics
    • Noon–2 p.m.: L.E.K. Consulting
    • 3–5 p.m.: Delsys, Inc.
    • 5:30 p.m.: Depart Boston from last trek site
    • 10:30 p.m.: Approximate arrival to Binghamton University