Binghamton in the City Week connects students, alumni
Binghamton in the City was a week of programming during winter recess in January that offered current students from the Metro New York region with a wealth of career development opportunities close to home. The capstone event was Metro Connections Night, held Jan. 13 at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, which attracted more than 400 students, alumni and parents. This total represented significant growth from previous years. More than 140 alumni volunteered to engage in one-on-one conversations with students, answering questions and providing advice. As a result, students were able to explore a wide variety of careers within a single evening, and develop contacts they could reach out to in the future. Alumni also served on panel discussions, sharing insights with students and parents.
To close the week, the Alumni Association and Metro New York Chapter held a volunteer reception in Manhattan Jan. 15, which attracted more than 150 of the University’s most closely engaged graduates. Members of the campus leadership team attended the event, offering their thanks to the alumni in attendance for their volunteerism during Binghamton in the City week and through various projects that take place throughout the year.