Binghamton travels to NYC for a week in January
By Steve Seepersaud
With a strong presence of our alumni and students in the Metro New York region, it's common to see Binghamton University gear make its way around the five boroughs and beyond. In a few weeks, that effect will be magnified as the University travels to the city for a programming series that provides a wealth of opportunities for students and alumni to meet.
Binghamton in the City will take place Jan. 9-13, during the University's winter recess. The concept launched last January as the University expanded its traditional set of career development events for students and added several gatherings for alumni.
The first-ever Bryant Park skating event was such a big hit that it will be offered again. Join us from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, to enjoy an evening of skating in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Wear Binghamton green and show your #BingPride. Baxter will be there, we'll have spirit giveaways and you can meet some of the University's senior leaders.
New for this year: we'll have a reception at the Bryant Park event that's exclusively for alumni. Whether or not you plan to skate, come out for hors d'oeuvres and beverages. We anticipate this event will sell out, so register online as soon as possible.
Binghamton in the City will also include Metro Connections Night, a forum where hundreds of students explore a variety of careers in one evening, in one place. This happens through one-on-one conversations with accomplished alumni in a variety of fields. Where else can they explore finance, law, digital marketing, nonprofit administration – and more – all in one event? This is all because of the generous support of the many alumni volunteers who give their time to help our students.
Also, alumni volunteers host students at their workplaces in and around the city, opening doors for them at places such as Goldman Sachs, Macy's, Bloomberg and Madison Square Garden. The employer site visits are an important way for students to meet alumni, gain insights into companies they may want to work for, and learn how to apply and stand out from the competition. The nearly 50 visits offered during the week are made possible through a collaboration between the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, the University's schools and the Alumni Association.
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