CONNECT: D.C. and Boston

CONNECT: D.C. and Boston

D.C. and Boston CONNECT 2024 has ended.

D.C. and Boston CONNECT 2024 took place during March 3–5, 2024. This is an annual program that will resume in during spring break 2025. More details about dates, employers, and the application process will be revealed during January 2025. In the meantime, the information from last year's treks can serve as an idea for what to expect in 2025, although employers vary from year to year.

If you are an employer or alumnus based in Boston or Washington, D.C. and are interested in participating in CONNECT 2025, please contact the Fleishman Career Center at 

About D.C. and Boston CONNECT

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:

    • Tuesday, Jan. 30 from noon–1 p.m. in UU-133A
    • Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5–6 p.m. in UU-133A
    • Wednesday, Feb. 5 from noon–1 p.m. in UU-133A

    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. Please allow up to 2 business days for your hireBING account to update and reflect that you have taken the info session!

    The info session is due Friday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Participation agreement

    To apply, 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.


  • Timeline
    • Immediately: Update your resume and hireBING profile.
    • Friday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.: info session due
    • Sunday, Feb 11: Applications open
    • Sunday, Feb. 18: Applications close
    • March 4–8, 2024: Treks take place
  • 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. 


*Please note that these schedules are subject to change

  • D.C. Schedule
    • Monday, March 4
      • 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Capitol Police
      • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
      • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - TBD
      • 6:00 pm -8:00 pm - Alumni Networking Night
    • Tuesday, March 5
      • 9:00 am - 11:00 am - TBD
      • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Accenture Federal Services
      • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - TBD
  • Boston Schedule