Harpur Edge Economics Resources

Economics Student Career and Professional Development Resources

The Economics department has collaborated with Harpur Edge to tailor professional development opportunities and resources to meet the needs of Economics students. Through this collaboration, we hope to provide as many resources to Economics students as possible to ensure success in exploring your future professional options!

Economics Career Resources

Economics Professional Development Google Drive

This link will take you to a Google Drive accessible to all Economics students. Within the drive, you will find many tools for career exploration and preparation including explanations of common job opportunities for you to explore the variety of career options many economics alumni have pursued, sample resumes, cover letter tips, practice interview questions, and more. All Economics students at Binghamton are able to access this Drive. If you experience any issues with accessing the information please contact Harpur Edge, at harpuredge@binghamton.edu

Dress for Success

Wondering what attire is appropriate in the workplace, for a job interview, or for any career-related setting? Watch this video to learn more on how to Dress for Success!

Binghamton University Career Tools

Career Tools is a collection of hundreds of career and professional development-related resources that students can access anytime through the Fleishman Center. Students can sort resources based on their needs to easily access the most relevant information. Available resources include Big Interview for interview preparation and Interstride for information for international students!

Connect with Alumni

Econ-nect Alumni Series

The Econ-nect series is a partnership of the Economics department and Harpur Edge to connect alumni of the Economics major with students to highlight the main areas of employment they seek: Academics, Consulting/Corporate Strategy, Finance/Banking, Government, Healthcare, Insurance and Public Policy/Advocacy/Analysis. To RSVP for these events, visit the Harpur Edge Events page.

Mentor Match

Mentor Match is an online platform that allows students to connect with Binghamton University alumni to receive advice and guidance regarding professional life after college.  Become a mentee and grow your network, build leadership skills, navigate career opportunities and even explore new career paths! 


CONNECT is a series of employer treks and networking events designed to help students build connections and develop professionally for their career success. Programs operate throughout the academic year in cities all across the country, so keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities to grow your network! 

Gain Experience

hireBING is Binghamton University’s online internship and job search system managed by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development.  Login, create a profile, upload a resume and apply to events like CONNECT or to internship and job opportunities..  Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with the Fleishman Center staff through hireBING for guidance on application materials, job/internship search, interviewing, or any other career support in addition to the support you gain at Harpur Edge.

Harpur Edge Connection Builder Program

Connection Builder is a four-week program to teach Harpur College students what they need to know about building professional connections with alumni to help them get a professional edge! Using Mentor Match, an online platform that connects Binghamton students with alumni volunteers, students will explore career paths and learn how to distinguish themself as they embark on their profession and prepare for a successful future.

Further Education

4+1 Programs at Binghamton University

Economics students at Binghamton University are eligible to apply for admission to accelerated 4+1 degree programs for the following degrees. Follow the links below for more information on each opportunity:

The Graduate School

For more information regarding other graduate programs at Binghamton visit the Graduate School’s website.

Connect with Harpur Edge

Harpur Edge has one-on-one support available to Harpur graduate and undergraduate students seeking to prioritize their professional, academic and personal development. Schedule an appointment with a Harpur Edge staff member today