Washington, DC Site Visits

March 4-7, 2018

The Washington, DC 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, polish professional development skills, and gain insights into working and living in DC.

Past visits have included US Dept. of State, The Advisory Board, Pew Research, The Carlyle Group, Booz Allen Hamilton and The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars


  • How to Register for Employer Site Visits

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

    Apply to attend the 2018 Washington DC Employer Site Visit Program in hireBING.

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

  • Information Sessions

     

    Attend any one of the following information sessions. 

    Location: All information sessions will be held in UU-133A.

    Monday, Jan. 22
    Noon
    7:15 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 23
    Noon
    5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 24
    7:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 25
    Noon
    3 p.m.

  • Tentative Schedule

    Transportation to and from Washington, DC will be provided.

    Monday, Mar. 5
    9 a.m. - MMWPR
    Noon - Visit #2 (TBD)
    2:45 p.m. - United States Dept. of State

    Tuesday, Mar. 6
    9 a.m. - The Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars
    Noon - Visit #5 (TBD)
    3 p.m. - Visit #6 (TBD)
    6 p.m. - DC Alumni Networking Event

    Wednesday, Mar. 7
    9 a.m. - Accenture
    Noon - Depart for Binghamton University

  • 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.