Career Services


The School of Management has risen in the national rankings, and is among the elite business schools in America. That is a testament to the quality of the school's students and faculty.

Consider these 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings:
* 23rd among public business schools
* 54th overall in the U.S.
* Employers ranked our school 39th in the U.S. based on candidate quality (922 employers surveyed)

Our graduates get jobs! Here are placement statistics for our Class of 2013:
Undergraduate - 86% had full-time offers within 90 days of graduation (average salary of $58,197)
MBA - 86%
MS Accounting - 87%

The Career Services Office prepares students for the very competitive job market, maintains connections with recruiters, and builds relationships with new employers.



Some of the resources available to students through the SOM Career Services Office include: 

Career Research:

  • Industry research workshops
  • Group career advisement
  • Identification of individual strengths and skills through software-based assessment
  • Social media
  • International student career issues seminars

Salary Information:

  • CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Learn about typical wages and employment trends across occupations and industries.
  • Salary Calculator - Salary analysis tool; customize by state, region, occupation and more.
  • - Salary information with search by over 60 career categories and by location. Also provides information about compensation, salary/benefits negotiation, and an advice column.
  • What Can I Do With a Major In... - Employment and salary information for recent UC Berkeley graduates, from the Career Center's annual survey.


  • Networking seminars
  • Participation in the CQS 111 Mentoring and Dean's Mentoring programs
  • School-based mentoring and networking events
  • Major-specific alumni panel/networking events
  • New York City Employer Visits annually in January and July
  • Binghamton Bearcats in the City


Resumes and Cover Letters:

  • Seminars covering individual "personal brand" development
  • Resume and cover letter writing workshops
  • Individual resume and cover letter critiques by Career Services staff

Mock Interview Program - Schedule a Mock Interview:

Undergraduate and graduate students can participate in a 30 minute mock interview with a Graduate Assistant or directly with Career Services Director Carolyn Schapiro. These Mock Interviews provide an excellent opportunity for students to practice and tweak interview skills through feedback sessions.

MOCK INTERVIEWS WILL HELP YOU familiarize yourself with the types of questions to expect and how to answer them effectively. These mocks are designed to give students an understanding of what to expect during typical interviews. This will help you feel more comfortable and confident during real interviews.

To Set Up Your Mock Interview:

  1. Make an appointment:  To schedule your half hour Mock Interview with a Graduate Assistant you may email
  2. Make an appointment with Carolyn Schapiro:  To schedule a Mock interview with Carolyn Schapiro email Chris Swartz at
  3. Write down the date and time of your interview:  Mock interviews are preparation for a real interview, and should be treated as such.

To Prepare For Your Mock Interview:

  1. Review the Career Services Interview Tips handout:  This handout provides some general advice and questions to help you prepare what to expect so you get the most out of your Mock Interview.
  2. Print a copy of your resume to bring with you:  This will help your mock interviewer tailor the experience to you most effectively.
  3. Have an idea of an industry or company that you want to work for:  If we know your field of interest, we can guide the interview in that direction.
  4. Utilize Interview Stream to self-critique your interview behavior:  Interview Stream allows you the opportunity to practice on your own time in a comfortable environment.

What To Expect During Your Mock Interview:

Your Mock Interview lasts approximately 30 minutes and will mimic a real interview. You will be in the role of an interviewee interviewing for a "real" job, and the Grad Assistant and/or Director will be in the role of a "real" interviewer. After about 20 minutes, we will end the interview portion of your appointment and will then discuss your interview. We will identify where you did well and offer tips and suggestions on your answers and body language for how to best position yourself in any interview!


  • Interviewing seminars
  • Student-to-student mock interview program
  • InterviewStream software to practice interviews online
  • Practice interviews with the SOM Career Services staff (behavioral and technical)

SOM Career Services Staff

Our Career Services Office is located in AA-G16. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at 607-777-6191.

Carolyn Schapiro, Director of Career Services

Christopher Swartz, Career Services Secretary

Career Assistants


Connect with Career Services Online


Facebook: SOMCareerServices

Twitter @SOMCareer

SOM Career Services Events Calendar

Last Updated: 3/26/15