Update to Fall 2015 Job and Internship Fair
September 16, 2015
Binghamton, NY- The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development will host its Fall 2015 Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, September 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Events Center.
Representatives from 130 for-profit, government, and non-profit organizations will be available to meet with students regarding full-time employment and internship opportunities. Registered organizations represent a wide range of fields, and employers include Microsoft, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs & Co., Broadridge Financial Solutions, Capital One, EY, GEICO, General Electric, IBM, Pepsico Inc./Frito-Lay, Teach for America, Peace Corps, Lourdes Hospitals, Macy's, McGladrey, New York Life, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Success Academy Charter Schools and Zenith Optimedia, amongst others. Students of all majors, including first-year students, are encouraged to attend. Alumni are also welcome.
New this year students can now prepare for the Fair from their smartphones, through hireBING's new mobile app, Careers by Symplicity, for Android and the iPhone. In this app students can view which employers will be attending the Fair, search for jobs and internships by major and industry, locate employer locations on the event floor plan and identify their 10 employers to visit, making navigating any event as easy as a click of your fingers. Also available to students off the Fleishman Center website is a comprehensive PDF document which lists all attending organizations and positions they are hiring for.
According to Denise Lorenzetti, Associate Director, Employer and Alumni Outreach, of the Fleishman Center, says that "the Fair caters towards students of all disciplines," and "it is a great way for students to make connections with prospective employers.
Students planning to attend the Fair should prepare by having an updated version of their resume, researching the organizations ahead of time, and developing a short elevator speech in order to introduce themselves to prospective employers. She advises asking specific questions to show that students researched the organization and are able to articulate why they are a good fit for the organizational need.
"Do research and come prepared to make the connections as strong as possible," Lorenzetti said. "Understand what their interests are. Use your time wisely while at the Fair, make a great first impression, and follow up with employers." Lorenzetti added, "the more organizations you meet with, the more connections you make, the greater your chances for success."
Students are encouraged to attend Fleishman Center programs and workshops and to visit the Center's website for tips on how to prepare for the Fair. It is important for Fair attendees to be dressed professionally and to make a positive impression. Students are encouraged to visit the Fair, even if organizations at this time are not recruiting their particular major.
In addition, the Fleishman Center would like to remind students seeking jobs and internships that there are a number of ways to secure such opportunities. Students should utilize hireBING, as well as conduct their own research to find opportunities through various websites such as Indeed.com and Idealist.org. The staff in the Fleishman Center are always readily available to meet with students to discuss their job or internship searches, as well as other career-related questions. Students are encouraged to seek help during Walk-In Advising hours, which are 20-minute appointments offered Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the extension of Tuesday's hours to 5:00 p.m. Students can make regular appointments through hireBING. Students are also encouraged to attend upcoming skill development programs and events, such as resume writing and interviewing tips, that are hosted by the Fleishman Center.