The Passport to Career Success reflects action steps Binghamton students should complete each year to prepare for life after graduation.
After completing action steps from your class year that are relevant to your career goals, meet with a Fleishman Center staff member to review your progress.
Explore your values, skills, personality and interests
Deepen connections and refine your focus
Gain experience and hone your brand
Search, apply for and secure your post-graduation plans
The Road to Post-Graduate Success!
These Binghamton University students have completed some of the suggested action steps and are on their way to post-graduate success!
- Met with career consultant to enhance his college resume
- Used B-Engaged to demonstrate scholastic and extracurricular achievements
- Attended the Job and Internship Fair and networked with professionals
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Attended NYC Employer Site Visits and networked at Metro Connections Night over winter break
- Utilized the Fleishman Center resources to prepare for internship applications and interviews
- Obtained a summer internship in a related career field
It is never too early to start thinking about your post-graduate endeavors. Taking the first step into the Fleishman Center is all it takes.
- Participated in a 4-credit CDCI on-campus
- Attended Metro Connections Night over winter break to learn from and network with professionals in her desired field
- Decided to take the LSAT, and took a winter course to prepare her for the exam
Take on new activities, even if you’re not sure you’ll enjoy them — say yes to things even if you aren’t enthusiastic about them.
- Interned at a high school for a year, working closely with teachers, students, and administrators
- Served as a Teaching Assistant for a course she was passionate about
- Travelled abroad and completed an externship
The challenges we face are not what define us — it’s the way we overcome them that showcases our true character.
Career Readiness Competencies
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified eight Career Readiness Competencies associated with college student career success. Your Passport suggests activities you can engage in each year to help you develop these critical competencies by graduation.
Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, synthesize information, make decisions, and solve problems using original ideas.
Effectively articulate thoughts and ideas using written, oral and nonverbal communication skills and listen for meaning to gain understanding.
Professionalism/ Work Ethic
Demonstrate integrity, resilience,accountability and ethical behavior; take initiative, prioritize, plan and manage work to produce high-quality results and project a professional presence.
Motivate, organize and delegate work by leveraging the strengths of others; use empathetic skills and a positive attitude to guide and influence others.
Information Technology Application
Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task and apply computing skills to solve problems.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships, work effectively in a team setting through shared responsibility, empathy and respect, and manage one’s emotions while contributing to a common goal.
Articulate relevant skills, strengths, knowledge and experiences and identify areas for professional growth; explore and pursue job options and self-advocate for new opportunities.
Global/ Intercultural Fluency
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.