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The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development embraces the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion where Binghamton University staff, students and alumni develop a distinct ability to work, learn and live in diverse environments. We understand the need for inclusive work cultures, and we are committed to ensuring all student experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are integrated into career planning and development. We strive to connect our students with employers that share common values for sustained career success. Learn more about our journey to become a more inclusive and equitable center by reading our commitment to racial justice.

By the numbers

We welcome you to explore commonly requested information about Binghamton University in the common data set on our Office of Institutional Research & Assessment website regarding diversity through enrollment, undergraduate admission and graduation rates.

Maximize your diversity recruiting

Find resources and organizations that are relevant to the populations you are looking to recruit below.

Diversity Recruiting

  • Visible and invisible disabilities

    The Fleishman Center is committed to connecting employers to students with diverse abilities and disabilities, both visible and invisible, to improve hiring outcomes and organizational diversity.

    Suggested student groups and organizations to partner with

    Active Minds
    American Sign Language Club
    Best Buddies
    Binghamton Buddies
    Binghamton Students for Autism Acceptance
    One Special World

    Learn more about student organizations and access contact information on B-Engaged, our online system for University-recognized groups.

    Affiliated Binghamton University office(s)

    Services for Students with Disabilities

    Legal information and resources

    Americans with Disabilities Act
    Disability Rights Legal Center
    Job Accommodation Network 

    Tips for employers

    To help students feel comfortable with potentially disclosing a disability or challenge, you could ask every candidate the following interview question: “What type of work environment or tools/resources help you perform best?” During the recruitment process, be sure to showcase your internal initiatives and resource groups, such as Autism @ Work Programs, Disability Resource Groups, etc.

    Resources available

    Neurodiveristy in the modern workplace: Provides an overview of the benefits and barriers of a neurodiverse workforce.

    Questions students should consider

    • How/when should I disclose my disabilities?
    • What is a “reasonable accommodation?” 
    • What should I do if I’m discriminated against during an interview? 
    • Do I need to disclose anything before I sign a hiring contract?

    Students are also encouraged to join the Fleishman Center's Students with Visibe and Invisible Disabilities affinity community.

  • LGBTQ+ 

    Suggested student groups and organizations to partner with

    SHADES
    Rainbow Pride Union
    The Equality Project
    Barabing
    Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project
    O STEM

    Learn more about student organizations and access contact information on B-Engaged, our online system for University-recognized groups.

    Affiliated Binghamton University office(s)

    Q Center

    Resources available

    Out For Work: A comprehensive LGBTQ+ resource that provides support for students as well as resources and tools for employers to better recruitment and retention.

    Questions students should consider

    • How do I tell if a company’s culture is LGBTQ+-friendly? 
    • How should I include my LGBTQ+ voluntary or professional experience on my resume?
    • How do I deal with transphobia at my internship?

    Students are also encouraged to join the Fleishman Center's LGBTQ+ affinity community.

  • Women
     

    Half of Binghamton University’s student population is female. 

    Suggested student groups and organizations to partner with

    Women's Student Union
    Women in Tech (WiT)
    American Medical Women's Association
    Powerful United Ladies Striving to Elevate
    Society of Women Engineers
    Women in Business
    Women in Healthcare
    Girls Who Code
    Women in Finance Development Program (WiF)

    Learn more about student organizations and access contact information on B-Engaged, our online system for University-recognized groups.

    Resources available

    Equal Opportunity, Unequal Outcomes: Explores gender inequality in post-graduate outcomes.

    Questions students should consider

    • How do I negotiate a salary offer without facing wage descrimination as a woman?
    • How should I deal with casual sexism in my office?
    • How do I determine appropriate workwear that matches my own professional style?

    Students are also encouraged to join the Fleishman Center's women affinity community.

  • Race and ethnicity

    Approximately 17% of all Binghamton University students are students of color. 

    Suggested student groups and organizations to partner with

    African Student Organization
    Asian Student Union
    Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
    Binghamton University Japanese Association
    Black Student Union
    Caribbean Student Association
    Chinascope
    Chinese American Student Union
    Diverse Cultural Xcellence
    Graduate African Student Organization
    Haitian Student Association
    Hellenic Cultural Society
    Hillel/Jewish Student Union
    Muslim Student Association
    Hong Kong Exchange Square
    Indian Graduate Student Organization
    Korean American Student Association
    Latin American Student Union
    National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
    National Society of Black Engineers
    Philippine-American League
    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    Taiwanese American Student Coalition
    Vietnamese Student Association

    Learn more about student organizations and access contact information on B-Engaged, our online system for University-recognized groups.

    Affiliated Binghamton University office(s)

    Multicultural Resource Center

    Questions students should consider

    • How do I ask about a company’s real inclusion culture?
    • What do I do when I encounter microaggressions at my internship? 

    Students are also encouraged to join the Fleishman Center's students of color affinity community.

  • International and DACA students

    International students bring a unique global perspective to complex issues, making them ideal assets to employers. They are adaptable, ready to take on challenges, are often multilingual, and possess multicultural skills that will help them excel in diverse workplaces.

    Suggested student groups and organizations to partner with

    International Student Council
    Indian International Student Union
    International Connection
    International Student Association

    Learn more about student organizations and access contact information on B-Engaged, our online system for University-recognized groups.

    Affiliated Binghamton University office(s)

    Office of International Student and Scholar Services

    Resources for employers

    Hiring international students is easy and not much different than hiring domestic students

    Curricular Practical Training: Students on an F-1 visa who have completed at least one full academic year at their institution qualify for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT employment is a paid internship that is directly related to the student's major field of study and provides training that will allow the student to apply concepts learned in their degree program in a practical setting. (GPA and degree program requirement)

    Optional Practical Training: Students on an F-1 visa who have completed at least one full academic year at their institution also qualify for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT employment is a job that provides relevant work experience in the student's major field of study and reinforces what they may have learned in their degree program. (GPA and degree program requirement)

    For additional assistance or questions regarding hiring international students, please contact our International Student and Scholar Services office.

    DACA

    Find helpful information and resources utilized by our students here

    Students are also encouraged to join the Fleishman Center's international students affinity community.

  • First generation students

Maximizing internships for students from diverse backgrounds

In order to ensure the best internship experience for students from diverse backgrounds, we suggest the following best practices: 

  • Offer at least one networking opportunity for your student intern.
  • Introduce them to a casual mentor as a point of contact at your company.
  • Establish a system for supervisors to give formal guidance and direction, set expectations, explain deliverables and provide performance feedback at the conclusion of the internship.

Connecting with additional student groups and organizations

There are over 650 student clubs and organizations at Binghamton University, with new ones continually added. All University-affiliated organizations and clubs can be found on B-Engaged. This website includes descriptions and contact information for most Binghamton University affiliated organizations.

Student groups and organizations are also encouraged to work with companies who have been recognized as exemplifying diversity and inclusion.  You can benchmark your own organization through the following resources: 

Participate in Fleishman Center signature diversity programs and events

  • Diversity Roundtable (fall semester)

  • Behind the Scenes Job and Internship Fair Tour (fall semester)
  • MultiCultural Career Fair Flip (spring semester)

  • Fleishman fashion show (fall semester)
  • Fleishman Professionalism Panel (spring semester)
  • First Generation Coffee Hour (fall and spring semesters)
  • B-Real Talks
  • Equity Affinity Communities

Don't know where to start?

Here are some free resources that can assist you with assessing your organization's current progress towards diversity, equity and inclusion: 

About our resources

At Binghamton University, we value each individual and acknowledge intersectionality across the various dimensions of identity — who a student is and how they define themselves. We recognize that the content shared above is not exhaustive, and that resources on identity are continually evolving.


If you would like to share feedback to help improve this page, please contact Lindsey Murtland (lmurtland@binghamton.edu), Senior Associate Director of Engagement and Operations at the Fleishman Center. 

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