Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development fall 2019

Students and Employers connect at Fall Job and Internship Fair

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development hosted the Fall 2019 Job and Internship Fair Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Events Center. Representatives from more than 140 for-profit, government and non-profit organizations attended, including Amphenol Aerospace, Achieve, Canon, BAE Systems, GEICO, Peace Corps, Teach for America and Yelp. A total of 2,076 students attended the fair and learned about potential part- and full-time job and internship opportunities.

The Fleishman Center worked hard to ensure students were well-prepared for this important recruitment event by holding programs and workshops throughout the week, and provided additional opportunities for students to connect with employers.

The evening prior to the fair the Fleishman Center hosted the University’s first “Diversity Roundtable” that connected talented students of diverse backgrounds with employers that emphasize diversity in their workplace. Bringing together 60 students and representatives from 21 organizations, the roundtable served as a platform for discussion on fostering work environments that value and promote workplace diversity and gave students the chance to learn about the opportunities and resources organizations provide that are designed to recruit and support diverse talent. Nicole Sirju-Johnson, interim chief diversity officer and director of the Multicultural Resource Center at Binghamton University, spoke, discussing the importance of workplace diversity and encouraging students to take advantage of the numerous professional development programs to hone their skills and expand their networks.

Fleishman Center offers pre-arrival career program

This semester, the Fleishman Center offered its first-ever “Kickstart your Career” program, which provided first-year students an opportunity to start planning for their academic and career success before the semester began. As one of the only career-focused pre-arrival programs in the country, this program gave participants a glimpse into the career, leadership and academic opportunities available to Binghamton students, giving them a head start with goal-setting and career planning — all before their first day of classes.

The program was a huge success, with 53 students arriving three days before the start of the semester to kickstart their careers. They participated in skill-building workshops with Fleishman Center staff, explored careers, developed a resume, researched career connections to their major and identified opportunities to explore career fields. Through this, along with employer treks to the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator and Visions Federal Credit Union and networking events with local alumni, students were able to grow their network, opening doors for future success.

Financial Wellness Program ranked in top college financial literacy programs of 2019

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development has been partnering with Visions Federal Credit Union since 2017 to offer financial literacy programming to students. The Financial Wellness Program was ranked 34 out of the top 50 college financial literacy programs of 2019 by LendEDU in August. The program reaches thousands of students through dozens of programs every year. Workshops are offered each semester on topics such as Loans 101, Negotiating a Job Offer, Banking Basics and Funding Study Abroad. Weekly personal finance walk-in hours are also offered in the Fleishman Center when students can meet one-on-one with a Visions Financial Wellness Educator to discuss any financial topic.

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