Connect Networking Night

Network with successful alumni in Metro New York!

NYC CONNECT: Networking Night 
Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, New York, NY
Students must register in hireBING.

All students are welcome! You do not need to attend an Employer Trek to attend Networking Night!

Agenda

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Keynote with Simone Sterling ’98
6:30 – 8 p.m. Networking with Alumni

CONNECT Networking Night 2023 Bus

Students who will be in the upstate New York area during winter break may take advantage of the free Networking Night bus, which will travel round trip from Binghamton University directly to the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on Monday, Jan. 9. Reserve your seat by Sunday, Dec. 25.


How to prepare for Networking Night

Before attending a networking event, you should be prepared to make a great impression by researching the attending alumni, preparing your 30-second commercial and dressing professionally!

1. Research alumni you want to connect with ahead of time!

  • Review the list of alumni to find those you hope to connect with! Alumni are continuing to register for this event, so check the directory regularly for new additions.
  • Alumni will be grouped based on career cluster at the event. Make note of which alumni you would like to speak with in each cluster.

2. Prepare your 30-second commercial

3. Write out a few questions that you hope to ask alumni such as:

  • What helped you get to where you are now?
  • How did you get into this kind of work?
  • How can I best prepare myself for this kind of work?
  • What skills are essential to be successful at this job?
  • Find additional ideas on pg. 28 of the Fleishman Center's Career Guide

4. Ask for contact information

  • If you make great connections and want to follow up with any alumni, be sure to get their contact information. You can request to connect on LinkedIn and send a note to your new connections.