Affinity Communities

Affinity groups are based on a shared identity or common goal to enhance community and networking among members of underserved student populations.  

Our intention with these pages is to:

  • Foster community and inclusion through mentors, allies, and peers

  • Advocate for programs and events to meet the needs of underserved student populations, such as: student-centered career consulting and events, our JCPenney Suite-Up event, Runway to Career Success Fashion Show, funds to support internships, Diversity Roundtables, Multicultural Career Fair Flip, and the B-Money Smart financial wellness programming

  • Increase awareness of marginalized group’s perspectives and concerns

*We recognize the intersectionality of individual identities and recommend that you join any affinity group that you identify with to connect to networks and explore helpful resources. 

3 Ways to Explore Your Career Interests

Exploring your career can feel very overwhelming! Students often feel pressured to make the “right” choice but who determines if it’s the right choice or not? Finding a career that aligns with your strengths, values, and interests requires you to …

By Lexie Avery, MS '15
Lexie Avery, MS '15 Assistant Director, Early Engagement and Exploration Lexie Avery, MS
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Majoring in Undecided: Advice from a Current Student for those Feeling Unsure about Major or Career Options

Majoring in Undecided 

As a freshman, the question I dreaded most was, “What are you majoring in?” Whether I was being asked by a classmate, a family member, or a prospective employer, my response was always the same: I would …

By Madeline Timerman
Madeline Timerman Senior Peer Consultant Madeline Timerman
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Access this Career Guide to learn more about the Americans With Disabilities Act

As a student with a visible or invisible disability, you have protections from the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibit you from discrimination and entitle you to accommodations to ease your school and work experience. Affordable Colleges Online has created …

By Julia Sullivan
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Are you looking for a community to connect with? Check out “The Mighty”

The Mighty is an online community designed to connect people with disabilities and health challenges. Their goal is to connect people tackling similar challenges and allow them to feel seen and understood by others, as well as to provide resources …

By Julia Sullivan
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Featured Resources

Big Interview

Online interview practice platform that allows you to respond to interview questions through video.
Simply respond to interview questions through …

International Student Career Success Week
Fall International Student Career Success Series: Sept. 14-17, 2021

Every semester the Fleishman Center works with ISSS, Watson Career …

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it’s time to focus on …

Get In Touch

Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

  Office Hours Walk-In Hours
M 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
T 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
W 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
TH 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm
F 9 am - 4:30 pm Noon - 4 pm

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