CONNECT For Employers

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Calling employers in New York!

January 13-17, 2025

We are currently looking for employers to fill a few remaining slots for our NYC CONNECT program, which will take place in Manhatten, New York this year from January 13–17, 2025!




Welcome to the Binghamton University CONNECT program, a unique initiative that immerses students in the working worlds of different cities across the country. The CONNECT program offers your organization the opportunity to connect with our talented students during school breaks. We will bring our students directly to you!

CONNECT consists of two parts:

  1. Employer Treks: Organizations volunteer to host Employer Treks for students in their local office locations in each destination city. 
  2. Networking Night (Alumni only): The local branches of the Alumni Association organize a Networking Night in each city to introduce students to local alumni. Students who participate in this program are able to explore where their Binghamton degree can take them and receive valuable insight that will help prepare them for the workforce. The event is also an opportunity to meet fellow alumni and expand your network in your city.

CONNECTing your organization with our brightest minds

The CONNECT program is competitive and selective. Students who have an interest in living and working in the destination city will apply for the program, and career center staff filter through applications to select strong candidates. Staff curate a pool of students who are driven, prepared, accomplished, diverse, and serious about the program. They will come to your office prepared with questions and to engage in a meaningful conversation about your organization. 

How to get involved with CONNECT

  • Upcoming CONNECT programs

    Check your availability to see if you can host an Employer Trek during the time the CONNECT program will be traveling to your city:

    • New York City (Manhattan): January 13–17, 2025
    • Boston: March 10–11, 2025
    • Washington, D.C.: March 10–11, 2025
    • West Coast: May 19–23, 2025
  • Planning an Employer Trek

    Every Employer Trek is unique, as the schedule is entirely customizable to the needs and abilities of the hosting organization. Typically, they consist of most or all of the following elements:

    • Office tour
    • Recruiting presentation
    • Panel of new hires or interns
    • Networking with staff members
    • Question and answer period

    To host an Employer Trek, reach out to the CONNECT planning team at We will provide advice and insight on planning your Trek and help you to secure a date and time.

  • Networking Night
    Are you an alumni of Binghamton University? If so, we would love to see you at Networking Night! Connect with your local branch of the Alumni Association for an invitation.

Benefits of getting involved with CONNECT

There are many advantages to becoming a CONNECT employer host:

  • Access to top talent: Tap into a pool of motivated, high-achieving students.
  • Networking opportunities: Build relationships with future graduates.
  • Early recruitment: Identify potential interns and full-time hires.
  • Enhances visibility: Elevate your brand as an employer of choice.
  • Giving back: Create programs that help our students prepare for the workforce.

Frequently asked questions