Action Items by Class Year

The School of Management Career Services office recommends following these action items in order to help secure a job by the time of graduation.

Action items are prioritized by class year. Students who only plan to pursue their bachelor's degree should follow the four-year timeline. Students who plan to pursue both a bachelor's and master's degree should follow the five-year timeline. This distinction exists as firms and companies usually focus on the final graduation date of candidates.

You can view a graphic presenting all of these items at this link.

Freshman Year/Sophomore Year (five-year students)

Most Important
  • Specialty leadership applications
  • Resume approval
  • Attend major Career Week events
  • Dean’s Mentoring Program
  • Join SOM Clubs and other Binghamton clubs
Important
  • Winter Employer Visits
  • Consulting Development program
  • Investment Fund
Least Important
  • Complete LinkedIn profile
  • Attend individual firm events
  • Distance mentoring program
Not Important
  • Meet with Career Services career professional
  • Mock interview with Career Services
  • Networking phone call

Sophomore year (four-year students)/Junior year (five-year students)

Most Important
  • Resume approval
  • Attend individual firm events
  • Attend major Career Week events
  • Join SOM Clubs and other Binghamton clubs
Important
  • Standard Leadership applications
  • Complete LinkedIn profile
  • Mock interview with Career Services
  • Distance mentoring program
  • Winter Employer Visits
  • Apply for club executive boards
  • Consulting Development program
  • Investment Fund
  • Dean’s Mentoring Program
  • Meet with Career Services career professional
Least Important
  • Specialty leadership applications
  • Internship applications
  • LinkedIn networking
  • Networking phone calls

Junior year (four-year students)/Senior year (five-year students)

Most Important
  • Internship applications
  • Mock interview with Career Services
  • Meet with Career Services career professional
  • Resume approval
  • Networking phone calls
  • Apply for club executive boards
Important
  • Complete LinkedIn profile
  • Attend individual firm events
  • Attend major Career Week events
  • LinkedIn networking
  • Distance mentoring program
Least Important
  • Winter Employer Visits
  • Join SOM Clubs and other Binghamton clubs

Senior year (four-year students)/Graduate program year (five-year students)

Most Important
  • Full time job applications
  • Complete LinkedIn profile
  • Mock interview with Career Services
  • Meet with Career Services career professional
  • Resume approval
  • Attend individual firm events
  • LinkedIn networking
  • Networking phone calls
Important
  • Internship applications
  • Attend major Career Week events
  • Distance mentoring program
Least Important
  •  Apply for club executive boards
Not Important
  • Winter Employer Visits
  • Join SOM Clubs and other Binghamton clubs