Fleishman Center COVID-19 Updates

Effective Tuesday, March 17, to protect the health and safety of our community, the Fleishman Center will not be open for face-to-face visits. However, the office is fully functioning, and we look forward to continuing to serve students and faculty through every other means possible, including phone, email and online video meetings. For more information about available programs and services, see below. If you have specific questions, please email careers@binghamton.edu call the Fleishman Center at 607-777-2400. We will respond to voicemails as soon as possible.

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Please note that Binghamton University reserves the right to transition any Fall 2020 in-person events to virtual events depending on future University, NY State policies, or social distancing recommendations. 

A message from the Fleishman Center:

1. Students

Any student who wishes to speak with a Fleishman Center staff member may email careers@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-2400. We will respond to emails and voicemails as soon as possible.

Covid-19 Career Resources

The Fleishman Center has put together a collection of helpful information and links regarding the job or internship search during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. View resources.

Career Consulting
Students can schedule a Zoom appointment to meet with a Fleishman Center staff member. Appointments are available for any career-related or professional development topic including but not limited to :

  • Major and career exploration and decision making Internship and job search
  • Credit-bearing internship opportunities through the Fleishman Internship Program (CDCI)
  • Interviewing advice and mock interviews
  • Networking and LinkedIn
  • Resume, CV and cover letter reviews
  • Graduate school planning and application material review
  • Accepting/declining a job offer and negotiation
  • International opportunities
  • Any other career and professional development related topics 

The Fleishman Center has increased the number of appointments available and expanded appointment hours to meet student needs!  

Google chat with Fleishman Center staff

Do you have a quick question about Fleishman Center services, resources, or a career-related topic? You can now Google Chat with us! Connect with careers@binghamton.edu on Google Chat to ask us your questions and we’ll get right back to you.

A staff member will be available to chat with you from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Career and Professional Development Workshops
Fleishman Center staff are currently planning live career and professional development workshops to be conducted through Zoom. We are also working to create recordings of workshops that students will be able to access at any time. Students will be updated once these workshops become available.

We also encourage students to utilize Fleishman Center online resources, which can be found at careertools.binghamton.edu

Connecting with Employers and Alumni
There are still a variety of ways that students can connect with employers virtually which include but are not limited to:

  • Applying to positions via hireBING 
  • Using LinkedIn to connect with employers and alumni
  • Utilizing Mentor Match to connect with alumni working in your field of interest

There are employers hiring for remote positions, summer positions, internships and full-time positions. Continue to check hireBING by Handshake on a daily basis for the most recent postings.

Employers are being encouraged to move their program and events to an online format. All virtual employer programs are listed in the events section of Handshake.

CDCI Internships (Academic Internship Program)
The CDCI Team has been working to develop plans to assure that, as CDCI students, you have academic continuity and are able to complete both your courses and internships successfully.

You are REQUIRED to continue participation in the academic portion of your CDCI courses. All courses will be offered online as of March 19, 2020. If you have any questions about the academic CDCI course please contact your CDCI instructor directly and check MyCourses for additional information.

Moving forward, the CDCI team has made the following adjustment to the CDCI internship requirements:

There has been a reduction in the required number of internship hours

  • Students earning 8 credits will be required to complete 220 hrs.
  • Students earning 4 credits will be required to complete 100 hrs
  • Students earning 2 credits will be required to complete 40 hrs. 

This adjustment in hours has been sent to internship supervisors. We are still asking all internship site supervisors to be as accommodating as possible and to discuss contingency plans with their interns to determine the best options for achieving the required internship hours.

CDCI students should plan to take the following steps with their Spring 2020 Internships:

  1. Contact your internship site supervisor to inform them of your plans to stay on campus or to return home.
  2. Work with your internship supervisor to develop a plan to complete the required number of internship hours by continuing at your internship as planned or by determining an alternate work plan
  3. IF an alternate work plan is established: ensure that your site supervisor has contacted the CDCI team (CDCI@binghamton.edu) to share the alternate work plan. 

The CDCI team is available via email CDCI@binghamton.edu, phone (607.777.4273), and video conferences to assist students and to answer any questions. As you can imagine we are experiencing an influx of emails and phone calls from CDCI students, instructors, and site supervisors and will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Lastly, this information is subject to change based on decisions made by the university and the government. The CDCI team will notify you as quickly as possible if changes are made.  

Services that will not be available:

  • Employer on-campus information sessions and tabling sessions
  • Off-campus events, including employer treks and career education programs 
  • Alumni networking events on and off campus
  • Career consulting walk-ins and appointments in satellite office locations

Additional on-campus resources

2. Faculty

Fleishman Center staff are still available to present to your class via Zoom on a variety of topics. If you are interested in having a staff member present, please fill out our presentation request form 

There are various options available to meet your individual class needs. Fleishman Center staff can deliver a presentation that fills a whole class period (45 minutes - 1 hour) or for any amount of time that works for you (15-45 minutes). Here are some topics that we are prepared to deliver, but you can always request a unique career-related topic and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Overview of Fleishman Center services
  • Career Exploration (including self-assessments and examining career options)
  • Financial Wellness
  • Internship or Job Searches
  • Graduate/Professional School Planning
  • Interviewing Tips and Strategies
  • Networking and Professionalism
  • What you can do with a major in...
  • Applying Classroom Competencies to the Workplace

Our staff can tailor the presentation specifically to your class needs. We ask that you submit your request at least 3 weeks in advance. Please contact careers@binghamton.edu with questions, or call 607-777-2400. 

3. Employers

In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 11 press conference on the coronavirus, Binghamton University announced that all events (including seminars, conferences, etc.) scheduled on or after March 19, must be canceled or moved to an online format, and no new events will be scheduled. As a result, all on-campus interviews and recruiting events for the Spring 2020 semester have been suspended.  

As of Thursday, March 19 and until further notice, all employer-related interviews and events have been switched to a virtual format or canceled. This includes all tabling, information sessions, employer site visits, panels and classroom presentations. All employers with scheduled events have been contacted via email regarding the changes.

What recruiting options are available at Binghamton University for the Spring 2020 semester?

Organizations can participate in the following recruiting methods at Binghamton University.

  • Post a job or internship on Handshake
  • Host a virtual event on Handshake
  • Conduct virtual/phone interviews with students. You can set these up on your own or request interviews through Handshake

Can we schedule for Fall 2020 recruiting events?

Yes! Please visit Handshake to request a fall on-campus recruiting date or register for the Fall 2020 Job and Internship Fair.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this unprecedented time. The Binghamton University Fleishman Center is here to support you and your organization as best we can and are available via phone (607-777-4261) or email at hirebing@binghamton.edu

Employers Hosting a CDCI Intern

My company is hosting a Binghamton University CDCI intern, should my intern continue to work?

Interns are expected to continue their work with you, as well as complete their academic work related to their credit-bearing internship courses. If needed, please work with your intern to shift the experience to a remote or alternative format. 

Should your organization deem a closure or believe that remote work would not be an option, please reach out to us as soon as possible! The CDCI team is available to collaborate with you to ensure that the intern can complete their work-integrated learning experience and fulfill academic requirements.

When planning a move to alternate / remote work, consider these with respect to your interns: 

  • Will the student be able to fulfill their responsibilities from a remote location? 
  • If not, what alternatives or project work might you assign instead?  
  • What technologies would be required to maintain regular communication with a remote intern and modes your intern have access to these technologies?  
  • What system do we have, or can we create, to keep track of student hours and projects? 
  • What communication schedule can you develop to ensure that you and your intern have access to each other in lieu of face to face meetings?

Additional Guidelines for Remote Internships:

  • Internship sites and students must agree on updated detailed project descriptions covering all expectations and outline tasks and anticipated completion deadlines. 
  • The internship site should consider using a virtual project management tool for communication and shared progress reports. 
  • Internship supervisors may also wish to create a system to track hours worked (i.e. Google drive).
  • Regular virtual communication should be planned for reporting, progress, and feedback. 

4. Alumni

The Fleishman Center currently offers all services for alumni up to 6 months after their graduation date. Alumni are able to schedule a virtual career consulting in hireBING, and will still be able to access Fleishman Center resources at careertools.binghamton.edu

After 6 months, alumni are encouraged to utilize the Alumni Association’s Career Toolkit which offers advice on making connections and helpful information on a variety of job search topics.

For alumni interested in supporting current students in their career development, sign up for Mentor Match.