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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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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Consider a Career in Graphic Design

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What does a graphic designer do? 

As a graphic designer, you have the opportunity to create visual concepts that share a vision, inspire others, inform, and market ideas or products to consumers. Graphic designers work by hand or using computer …

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COVID-19 shows why health systems science matters so much

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Check out this recent article from the American Medical Association (AMA) about the importance of Health Systems Science during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article includes a link to a recent interview conducted by AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger. Unger …

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Student Organization Spotlight: Charles Drew Minority Pre-Health Society

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Guest blogger: Kayla Elder, President of the Charles Drew Minority Pre-Health Society

What is the goal of your student organization? The goal of Charles Drew Minority Pre-Health Society is to provide academic and emotional support to students of color, who …

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Internships in the federal government for science majors!

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Are you passionate about the environment and want to apply your scientific skills and knowledge to a career in the government? Consider exploring opportunities in the US Government. One agency that offers many internship opportunities for students in the sciences …

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Searching for Internships in Arts, Media, and Communications? Start here!

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Now that the Virtual Fall Job and Internship Fair is over, you may be wondering what you can do next to find internship opportunities in advertising, arts, media, and communications. Well, once finished following up with the employers you spoke …

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How to Write a Compelling Marketing Resume

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Marketing is a large, exciting field that’s growing and evolving. Whether you’re a digital marketer, brand manager, copywriter, analyst, or in any other marketing career, you’re constantly part of new and emerging trends, and you get to think outside the …

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Alumni Q&A with Tiffany Kwark ‘19

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Tiffany Kwark, Public Health Advisor (Contact Tracer I) at New York City Health and Hospitals

Graduated from Binghamton University in 2019 with a degree in Human Development and a Master of Public Administration and Disaster Management. 

What activities …

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