Networking Opportunities on Campus

The Binghamton University campus is like a small city, and there are over 1,000 campus employees who perform the necessary functions to keep it operational–including a series of professionals with Business and Entrepreneurship-related focuses! Certain offices have functions related to Business and Entrepreneurship, and as such they offer opportunities to learn more about your industry of interest and connect with professionals who have exciting careers. Reach out and ask to set up an informational interview! Here are a few offices to check out:

  1. Budget Office

The campus Budget Office is responsible for managing the University budget and financial plan. They manage the fees students pay, support other offices and departments in managing their budgets, and coordinate budget timelines. Managing a multi-million dollar budget requires a lot of hard work and financial skills. Students studying finance or who are interested in budget-related careers can learn a lot from the professionals in this office!

Learn more about the Budget Office on their website.

  1. Office of Internal Audit

The Office of Internal Audit strives to assure that all campus offices and organizations are in compliance with the University’s laws, rules, and regulations. It evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency, and application of accounting, financial reporting, operational, and other internal controls. Essentially, it is making sure that all business practices are sound. Students interested in business, finance, tax, and audit will be able to learn more about this industry through connecting with this office. 

Visit the website for more information.

  1. Office of Internal Control

The Office of Internal Control provides the necessary oversight to assure the achievement of objectives, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, safeguarding of assets, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. It also fosters an environment of ethics and accountability to ensure that the University is utilizing good practices to achieve its objectives. Internal control is a department common in most large businesses and government departments, and could be a good career fit for business students!

Learn more about this office on their website.

  1. Purchasing Office

The Binghamton University Purchasing Office manages purchases and ensures that all purchases of goods and services are made in compliance with the mandates for state funding. It also processes requests for purchases and approves all necessary purchases. This office is extremely important to making sure that the University is able to accomplish all its goals while also staying within budget and within state spending guidelines. Networking within this department would be extremely beneficial for students interested in finance, general business, purchasing, budgets, and government financing. 

Learn more about this office through their website.

  1. Asset Management Office

The Asset Management Office oversees the maintenance of current assets and manages how new ones are acquired. It operates strategically to increase wealth over time and assures everything is in compliance with strict New York State rules for grants and other forms of funding. The skills required to perform these duties are transferable across positions in finance, management, and entrepreneurship, and students interested in these fields can benefit from networking with professionals in this office.

Find out more about this office on their website.

  1. Accounts Payable

The Accounts Payable office processes invoices for payment in accordance with Prompt Payment legislation and ensures that payments are proper state expenditures.It requests documentation and further information to ensure that everything is documented correctly and is in compliance with state rules. This is an accounting office, and students interested in learning more about accounting processes can request informational interviews with staff to learn more.

Read about this office and its functions on their website.

 

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By Julia Sullivan
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