Boston/DC Site Visits

March 17-20, 2019

Spend spring break making connections at employer site visits! The Washington, DC/Boston, MA Site Employer Visit Program is designed for students in any academic year and major. Students that participate in this program can expect to expand their network, learn more about careers in DC or Boston, polish professional development skills, and gain insights into working and living in either city!

Students can attend either the Boston Site visits or Washington, DC site visits and will attend all planned site visits as a cohort. Transportation from Binghamton to Boston or DC, as well as hotel stays in each city, are free for students who are accepted to attend! 

Attend a mandatory information session (time/dates below) to learn more about this program and how to apply! Space is limited for each cohort. 

Mandatory Information Session

Attend any one of the following information sessions to be eligible to apply:

Monday, February 4

6 p.m. in UU-133A

Tuesday, February 5
3 p.m. in UU-133A
6:30 p.m. in UU-133A

 

 

 

  • How to Apply for Employer Site Visits

    You must update your hireBING profile prior to applying for this program.

    Apply to attend the 2019 Washington DC or Boston Employer Site Visit Program in hireBING. Attend a mandatory information session to be eligible to apply. Information on how to apply to these programs will be shared in the info sessions on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5. 

    Note: You will be alerted if you do not meet all qualifications, however your application will still be received. 

  • Tentative Site Visits

    Transportation to and from Washington, DC and Boston, MA will be provided.

    Boston, MA Employer Site Visits

    Students accepted into the Boston, MA cohort will attend all visits:

    • Wells Fargo
    • Center for Health Information and Analysis
    • WordStream
    • HubSpot
    • Analog Devices
    • Boston Alumni/Student Networking Reception


    Washington, DC Employer Site Visits

    Students accepted into the DC cohort will attend all visits:

    • The Washington Center for Internships
    • and Academic Seminars
    • U.S. Department of State
    • Sirius XM
    • Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Accenture
    • Alumni/Student Networking Reception
  • Do's and Don'ts During Your Employer Visits  

    DO'S

    • Take notes
    • Display enthusiasm and appreciation
    • Write down names of the professionals
    • Dress professionally - Suits Only
    • Bring your resume and portfolio - you may or may not hand it out but best to be prepared
    • Research the firm you are attending
    • Prepare well thought out questions
    • Give yourself enough travel time (buses, trains are unreliable)
    • Arrive 30 minutes prior to the visit
    • Meet the group in the lobby
    • Bring your photo ID
    • Write down the address and cross streets
    • Stand out and make the most of these opportunities
    • Ask for contact information if the opportunity arises, we do not provide contact information unless the hosts states you can get it from us
    • Give yourself at least an hour between visits to travel to the next one
    • Leave the visit with the entire group
    • IMPORTANT - Check your hireBING profile to make sure it is accurate. Your hireBING profile will shift and it may not be accurate. You can manually change it.
    • Use professional etiquette at all times

    DON'TS

    • Wait until the end to ask a question
    • Wait until the end to engage with professionals
    • Be late
    • Be distracting in any manner (play on your phone, fall sleep, etc.)
    • Go up to the visit without a staff member‚Äč
    • Ask for a job and or internship - unless they discuss open positions during the visit
    • You may ask the type of skills and or qualifications they look for in a candidate, or what makes someone successful at this company
    • Stay longer than the allotted time. Professionals need to get back to work and we do not want to overstay our welcome
    • Sign up for two conflicting visits at the same time on the same day. You need to manage your own schedule

     

 

For more information, please email hireBING@binghamton.edu.