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Flowcharts, Checklists, and a Year at a Glance

Here is your one-stop-shop for documents and the typical programming for Watson School students during the year.

Resumes, Cover Letters, Tools

Resume and cover letter templates: LINK

Action Verb List: LINK

Watson Bingo Career Checklist

To help aid you in your career preparation, please use the "Bingo Sheet" below.  Each box is a task to complete.  Once you have completed 3 lines (vertical, horizontal, and/or diagonal) you can turn the form in at our office for a free padfolio.

Download Watson career checklist bingo

Career Horizons

Career Horizons is based up "Ready for Take-off" (Millar, 2011), aimed at "launching" your engineer or computer science career with help on professional skills, networking, job search, and how to get involved. 

  1. Four-Year Students
  2. Transfer Students
  3. International Students (Coming Soon)
  4. Graduate Students (Coming Soon)

Watson International Student Career Checklist

Attend specialized career programming for International Students

Twice a year the Fleishman Career Center provides specialized training called the International Student Boot Camp providing international student specific training in resumes, interviewing, international-friendly employment and networking dates and information.

Research U.S. Employment Regulations

In order to participate in an internship or pursue a full-time position in the US, international students must know the US Employment Regulations. 

When you are considering any employment opportunity please visit the International Student and Scholar Services office to ensure you complete all the steps required before you commit to a start date.
Binghamton’s ISSS website OPT and CPT training sessions are provided through the year.

Find jobs from International-Friendly Employers

There are certain companies and government agencies that do not allow foreign nationals to work at their facilities, so you must focus on the organizations that do hire international students  Binghamton’s GoinGlobal page  has employers who have sponsored international applicants with H1B visas.

Add US experience to resume and LinkedIn Profile

Employers want to see how you have managed the US work environment, assimilated to the local culture, and showed committed local ties and relationships.
Complete an internship with a company or a research project in a university lab in order to demonstrate you’ve had experience in the local work environment.

Network, Network, Network!

30 Second Commercial 

Learn how to pitch your skills and objectives in a brief yet effective way: 30 Second Commercial 

Watson Career and Alumni Connections Year at a Glance

September

Employer Career Secrets
Fall Job/Internship Fair

October

Start of Watson 105 - Engineering Career Institute Class
Homecoming Student-Alumni Roundtable/Luncheon
Homecoming Watson Tailgate

November/December

New York City Visits & Orientations

January

Week of Connections
Employer Career Secrets
Spring Job/Internship Fair

February

Engineer’s Week

March

Pi Day for 2017 Watson Graduates

April

Alumni Leader Conference Weekend Networking and Luncheon
Watson Graduation Celebration

May

Senior Brunch

Last Updated: 5/11/18