College of Community and Public Affairs

Programs and Resources

All of our undergraduate and master’s students are required to do at least one internship in the community. This instills our students with valuable professional skills before they graduate, and allows the college to strengthen its relationships with employers and alumni, both locally and across the state and country.  We also host ongoing events at the University Downtown Center in Binghamton to connect agencies and businesses with students from across the University. Contact us if you are interested in hosting an intern at your job site, or participating in one of our programs, which are described below.

We invite you to review our academic offerings so you can find a student that meets your team’s needs and will help to advance your organizational mission.

Community Connections: a monthly event held at the University Downtown Center that allows for community organizations to table and share job, internship and other opportunities for students. This event connects our students with the local community to lead to new opportunities.

Career Exploration Week: a CCPA program that occurs during the fall and spring semesters in conjunction with the Binghamton University Job and Internship Fair. The college brings alumni and community organizations to the University Downtown Center for presentations, panels, networking events and more.

University writing tutors: We partner with University Tutorial Services to provide writing tutors at the Downtown Center in the University Information Commons, DC-124. CCPA students will receive an email at the beginning of each semester with the schedule of on-site writing tutors. 

Career planning 

We recommend that students seek professional guidance early in order to finish strong. Here are some tips to get started:

  • Make an appointment to talk with a career counselor
  • Check your career center's website for a calendar of dates and times of career development and job-search workshops and seminars, career and job fairs, and company information sessions
  • Update your resume and have it critiqued and proofread
  • Join professional associations and become an active member to build a network of colleagues in your field
  • Find a student version of your professional association and take leadership roles
  • Subscribe to and read professional journals in your chosen field

Career resources

The Career and Professional Services Office has exclusive access National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) guides for  professional development and career services to help you achieve your goals. Stop by the Career and Professional Services Office or contact Stacy Marrow for more career information and resources to help you bridge between academics and career.

 

Last Updated: 4/21/17