Erica Kryst

Senior Associate Director, Career Experiences and Education

Erica Kryst

Erica leads career education programs and services that provide direct support to Binghamton University students, including career consulting walk-ins and appointments held in the Fleishman Center and across campus. Erica also serves as a liaison to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. As a doctoral student herself, Erica also directly supports the career development needs of graduate students via workshops and appointments. Erica is an experienced career counselor and regularly meets one on one with students to help with career decision making, the job and internship search, or any career-related topic. Erica holds a MSEd in College Student Personnel from Bucknell University and a BA in Musical Theatre and Mass Communications from Susquehanna University, and is currently completing a PhD in Educational Theory & Policy with a minor in Comparative & International Education from Penn State University.

What is your favorite thing about working at Binghamton University?
My absolute favorite thing about Binghamton University is the students! I’ve worked at a few different institutions, and I am continually impressed by the humility, brilliance, passion, and motivation of our students. Go Bearcats!

What was your first internship or job?
My first job was doing chores at our family dairy farm, and I’ve had many other part-time jobs since. My first job out of college was in advertising sales at a local news station in Harrisburg, PA.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about higher education and educational equity. As a first-generation college student myself, I seek to provide opportunities and resources that enable students from underrepresented backgrounds to succeed in college and beyond. I also love baking, traveling, food–based reality competition shows, musicals, and sharing new experiences with my family.

What is your best piece of career or professional advice?
Be intentional about building your network, and then use it! When you are searching for an internship or full-time job, let everyone in your network know what you are looking for, so they can help connect you to opportunities they hear about in their own networks. You have to spread the word about your needs and interests!

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A day in the life of a scientific regulatory affairs manager

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Original article written by Elisabeth Palin| November 4, 2020| Sciencemag.org

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In his scientific career, Adrian Land has hit all three of the classic academia-government-industry triumvirate. “The problems have changed,” says Land, who after completing a Ph.D. and …

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Careers in Biology: Bioinformatician

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If you study biology as an undergraduate student, you have many options available to you after graduation that will utilize the skills you have gained as a science student. There are many directions you can go! However, if you are …

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What is playwriting?

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Do you have a passion for writing, story-telling, and the world of theatre? Learn more about becoming a playwright!

Check out this resource from The Art Career Project for a detailed look at a career in playwriting. This article discusses …

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Careers in Chemistry

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If you are studying chemistry as an undergraduate student you have many options available to you after graduation that will utilize the skills you’ve acquired as a student of science. There are so many directions you can go! However, if …

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How to Tell if a Hospital’s Culture is a Good Fit for You

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Job interviews are like speed dates that result in marriage.

Both sides spend the interview trying to develop enough insight to make an informed decision. Everyone shows off his/her best attributes while tactfully unveiling the other person’s …

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Consider a Career in Local Television Production

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Have you ever considered working in news or local television production? Depending on the size of the local television market there are a variety of different roles available in local television production. These opportunities often require different communication, artistic, and …

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Turning Adversity into Opportunity: An Interview with Bruce Freeman ’73

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Bruce Freeman ’73 is a successful entrepreneur. He founded Proline Communications in 1992; the firm’s clients included ViewSonic, Brother and TMS Sequoia. Freeman is an award-winning syndicated columnist, earning the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Journalist of the Year Award” for …

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Science & Healthcare Employers to Connect with at the Don’t Fear Your Career Exploration Event!

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The exploring cluster is excited to host our first Virtual Don’t Fear Your Career Industry Exploration Event on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5:30pm-6:30pm! You will have the opportunity to connect virtually with alumni in a variety of industries to learn …

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National Health Education Week – October 19-23, 2020

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In recognition of National Health Education Week from October 19-23, REACH will be hosting various events to increase awareness of public health issues and the role of health education in our lives. Take a look at the flyer attached for …
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What is an arts major and is it right for me?

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Considering a major in the visual arts? Check out this article from WayUp to learn more about what you can do with a a degree in the arts, as well as the valuable skills you can gain while studying visual …

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