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The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

Career and Alumni Connections

Watson Career and Alumni Connections provides lifelong career opportunities to our students by engaging alumni and industry partners in various networking and career-focused programs.

It is our goal to connect alumni and industry with students to provide employment opportunities, professional skills and research experiences.

We offer these services to Watson School students to enable them to flourish in their chosen career path.

Employment Opportunities

Event and Development Opportunities

Career Assistance Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM: 
Engineering Building C-Pod

If assistance will take longer than 10 minutes, please schedule an appointment in hireBING or by email: When selecting an appointment type in hireBING, be sure to select one starting with "Watson Students".  Please consult the resume guides provided in order to maximize your appointment time. 

Watson Advising

Exploring Your Potential

  • Networking and Get Involved
  • Explore Research, Jobs/Internships, Graduate School
  • Build a Portfolio


Global Engagement

Organizing Your Skills

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Job/Internship Searches and Applying


Career and Alumni Connections

Preparing Your Next Steps

  • Interviewing
  • Follow up and Job Acceptance
  • Preparing for the position


Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Achieving Your Possibilities

  • Students to alumni
  • Navigate the workplace
  • Professional Development


Our Team

Lindsey Sikorski
Director of Watson Career & Alumni Connections
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences | 607-777-4578 | EB C-4

Brendan O'Bryan
Employer Relations Coordinator
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences | 607-777-4569 | EB C-6

Daniel Cain
Alumni Engagement Specialist
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences | 607-777-5202 | EB C-7

Maureen Van Deusen
Events Specialist
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences | 607-777-4573 | EB C Pod

Alana Epstein (Senior ISE)

Atdhetare (Addy) Ame (Senior ME)

Darrell Robinson (PhD BME)

Ishika Chakrabarty (MS SSIE)

Ryan Mccormick (Junior CS)

Our Events

4:30pm - 5:15pm
SN 1001A

The Physics Club will be hosting its first faculty talk by Dr. Alexey Kolmogorov. Join us as we learn about Professor Kolmogorov's work in Computational Physics and how machine learning is revolutionizing the search for new and exotic physics. 
Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Physics Club
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Engineering Building C-pod Suite
7:20pm - 8:30pm

Four engineers from IBM Endicott will be coming to campus to speak about being women in a male dominated field and how to address this, as well as other professional experiences they've had. 

Mary O'Malley-Trumble,  a member of the Thomas J. Watson Advisory board as well as the Senior Location Executive at IBM Endicott, will be one of the women in attendance. 

The dress code for this event is business casual. Refreshments will be served by the event co-sponsor, the department of Systems Science & Industrial Engineering. 

Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers
8:00pm - 9:30pm
AA G008

Join HackBU for another workshop Tuesday (3/20) from 8:10 - 9:30 PM in AA G008. The workshop will be covering "Go", a cool programming language created by Google that is a mix of the readability of Python, and the power/speed of C. Go (GoLang) has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years. You can see a list of companies/platforms that use Go here: (

Of course, there will be plenty of time to come learn to code at your own pace — whether you're interested in building websites in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, doing some Python scripting to help automate your tasks, or getting into mobile development, we'll be able to help you get started.

Sponsored by HackBU
12:00pm - 1:00pm
James E. Warner, Computational Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, will be presenting a seminar titled: Rapid Uncertainty Quantification for Aerospace Applications James (Jim) Warner received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University in 2008.
All Day
E&S 2008
The primary objective of this hackathon is to construct a device which meets as many of the following criteria in the most complex and interesting way possible: The device is able to manipulate itself or its environment in some way. The device is able to autonomously respond to changes in its environment. The device is able to receive remote input from a person in a way different from the second bullet. To register, please visit
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lecture Hall 1

On Saturday, March 24th at 6pm in Lecture Hall 1, SAPB will be hosting Mythbuster's Grant Imahara! This is a free entrance event in which there will also be limited Meet & Greet tickets available for purchase at:

You may know Grant as one of the hosts of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters where he put urban legends to the test, sometimes with explosive results! Not only did Grant swim with sharks, hang from the skids of a helicopter, and fire cheese from a cannon into the San Francisco Bay, but he also has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Come out to Lecture Hall 1 at 6:00pm on March 24th to hear about Grant's discoveries and adventures!
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Osterhout Theater-Anderson Center
TEDxBinghamtonUniversity is an independently organized event that falls under the TED Talks umbrella. The theme for this years event is "Infinity" and will feature a host, 8 speakers, an intermission performance, exhibitors, increased audience interactivity, and a meet and greet with the speakers immediately following the event! This year, the event will take place in the Osterhout Theater at the Anderson Center on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 @ 1:00PM. Check out our lineup of speakers here: Tickets can be found: Online at $10 ($1.80 surcharge)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Morgan Stanley | Career Discovery Day, Tuesday, April 24: Application Deadline Wednesday, March 28 This one-day workshop provides LGBT, Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience the culture of Morgan Stanley and is designed for students interested in Compliance, Corporate Treasury, Finance, Firm Risk Management, Human Resources, Internal Audit, and/or Operations.  
9:00am - 5:00pm

Still looking for full-time employment or an internship for the summer? Want to get in touch with employers but don’t know where to start? Register now for the FREE SUNY Virtual Fair.

SUNY Virtual Career & Grad School Fair - Attend from anywhere!
Thursday, March 29, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register here. Free to attend!

Sponsored by the Fleishman Center 
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Employer On-site Visit

BNY Mellon will be on campus for students interested in applying for the Analyst, Client Processing Job. Students who attend the information session MUST have a resume uploaded to hireBING at the time you register for the session. Students must be domestic students in Computer Science, Math, or Statistics majors with a 3.0+ GPA. Please head to hireBING to register and view the job description here.
All Day
Build, Break, Collaborate

Join Hack Upstate for the 11th installment of the biannual weekend hackathon series. Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community. In pursuit, we organize hackathons, offer web and mobile development classes, facilitate talks and lectures, and ultimately help align Upstate tech talent with promising employment opportunities. To date, we’ve built a growing network comprised of thousands of Upstate New York engineers and nearly a hundred technology employers.
All Day
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mandela Room
Join Thomas J. Watson faculty and staff in recognizing and celebrating our graduating Watson students in Spring 2018. Hors d'oeuvre will be served, and students can expect student speakers, a warm welcome into the BU Alumni Association, prizes, and a chance to fill out our annual senior survey. Stay tuned for more details about this event, and mark your calendars!!
11:00am - 3:30pm
Events Center
11:00am - 2:30pm
University Union, Vestal, NY 13850, USA
Hosted by the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development

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Last Updated: 3/15/18