3 Day Pre-Arrival Program: Kickstart Your Career

Your college career is just beginning. Do you want to get a headstart on your career development AND move in to your residence hall before the rest of campus?

The Kickstart Your Career 3 Day Pre-Arrival Program hosted by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development will help incoming first-year students grow as professionals in a short amount of time. Through workshops designed for first-year students and led by career consultants, you'll be ready to apply to internships, part-time jobs and other competitive opportunities before the semester even starts!

This program runs from August 15-18 with a $500 registration fee. The cost will cover all housing, transportation, and meals.

Space is limited, so register to reserve your spot today!

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 Deadline to register is July 31.

Participating students will:

  • Develop a comprehensive resume that can be used to apply to on-campus jobs, leadership and research opportunities, externships or internships
  • Create a first year action plan with meaningful goals based on your own career interests
  • Build your network both on and off campus with local employers, alumni, faculty, and staff
  • Connect to on campus career resources including career consultants and services that will assist you with your career development goals throughout your time at Binghamton
  • Learn how to use hireBING, Binghamton's robust online job and internship search network
  • Set up a great LinkedIn profile that will help get you noticed by recruiters
  • Move in early!

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 15

  • 3-5 p.m.: Check-In
  • 5 p.m.: Welcome Dinner and Evening Program

Friday, Aug. 16

  • 8-9 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.-Noon: Breakout Sessions (Career Exploration and Transferable Skills)
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1-4:30 p.m.: Local Employer Site Visits (Network with employers and learn more about career options!)
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Faculty panel and dinner
  • 6:30 p.m.: Fun Evening Activities

Saturday, Aug. 17

  • 8-9 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 9 a.m.-Noon: Breakout Sessions (Resumes & Personal Branding)
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1-3 p.m.: Breakout Sessions (Networking and Creating Your LinkedIn Profile)
  • 3-4 p.m.: Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Breakout Sessions (Creating Your 1st Year Action Plan)
  • 5:30-8 p.m.: Alumni Panel with BBQ & S'mores

Sunday, Aug. 18

  • 10-11 a.m.: Brunch
  • 11 a.m.-Noon: Becoming a Binghamton Leader
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Closing Session

This program is open to incoming students of any major, and is coordinated by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, Binghamton University's internationally recognized career center. Please contact careers@binghamton.edu with any questions.