Connections for Success

2018 Retreat Details:

Friday, Mar. 16 - Sunday, Mar. 18 at Pocono Plateau

Application Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 1

Connections for Success is a free, award-winning professional development and leadership retreat for sophomores. This weekend-long program, led by alumni, employers and staff, engages you in conversations and helps you to develop both personally and professionally. Transportation, food, and lodging are provided by the Fleishman Center.

Throughout the retreat, interactive sessions provide you with the tools necessary to be a competitive applicant for jobs and internships. Past speakers include executives from companies such as Indeed, Macy's, RVSA Advertising, Latham & Watkins LLP Law Firm, Universal Instruments, and more!

Participating students will:

  • Connect with employers and alumni in a low-pressure setting
  • Gain tips on the job or internship application process and interviewing
  • Learn how to become a leader on campus, and how to use those experiences to your advantage
  • Develop presentation skills and learn how to engage an audience

Past sessions include:

  • Speed networking
  • Interviewing workshops
  • S'mores
  • And many more!

2018 Retreat Details:

Friday, Mar. 16 - Sunday, Mar. 18 at Pocono Plateau

Application Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 1

Connections for Success Information Sessions

Students interested in this program are encouraged to attend an information session.

Monday, Nov. 27     4:45 p.m. (UU-133A)

Wednesday, Nov. 29      6 p.m. (Hinman Commons)

Tuesday, Dec. 5       7 p.m. (UU-133A)

Student Testimonials

I am more optimistic about my future career and goals than I was before. I learned so much from listening to the alumni's experiences and learned practical strategies I could apply to job hunting and interviews.

Connections for Success not only provided the space to reflect on my experiences at Binghamton University but also equipped me with the tools to start preparing for life after Binghamton. From the planned sessions with professionals who were once in our shoes to the time spent getting to know my fellow classmates, this experience challenged me to reach beyond my comfort zone. By the end of the weekend, I walked away with more than professional connections, I gained friends that I wouldn't have otherwise interacted with at Binghamton University.

Student Eligibility

Students must be sophomores to attend, having completed one year of college to participate in this program. Sophomores from all schools and majors are invited to apply. 


1. Complete the Connections for Success Spring 2018 Application

2. Upload your resume and a completed Connection for Success Application (saved as an "other document") to the Connections for Success: Leadership and Professional Development Program posting in hireBING.

Application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 1. Students will be notified of acceptance to the 2018 retreat by Wednesday, Feb. 7


Contact  with any questions about this program.