Despite the worst economic environment since the Great Depression, Lauren Gotlib ’12 secured first-round interviews with every company to which she applied, in part because of the help the School of Management’s Career Services Center gave her to improve her résumé and interviewing skills.
At the end of an internship with HSBC, Gotlib received a full-time job offer.
“Having a career advisor work with you during your most frustrating moments leads you to work harder,” Gotlib says. “The [benefit] comes from having these professionals available to be there as advisors in the process from start to finish, and not as a one-time walk-in.”
Established with a $200,000 gift from Barry ’79 and Alison Goodman, the center provides students with advising, maintains connections with corporate recruiters and builds relationships with Binghamton University alumni and new employers.
Michael Molligi ’06, MBA ’11, landed a position as a project manager for Blue Fly Web Marketing in New York City. The center helped him with his résumé, job search strategies and making connections with alumni.
“I got an actual person to help me with many of my questions rather than a website,” Molligi says. “This was huge. Also, there are many different approaches for a person’s job search. It’s nice to talk to someone who has insight into what works or doesn’t work.”