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. 

Transgender Awareness Month: Coming Out as Transgender in the Workplace HRC Resource

“Some transgender people who wish to disclose this truth about themselves to others have reached a breaking point in their lives where it’s too difficult to hide who they are any longer. Transgender people often feel compelled to share who …

By Erin Wise
Erin Wise
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Navigating College as a First-Generation Student

What does it mean to be first generation?

We could use the Wikipedia definition, which defines first generation as being “an immigrant born abroad, or the child of an immigrant, born in the target country.”

We could use the Academic/Collegiate …

By Jenny Li
Jenny Li Senior Peer Consultant
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You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job

“Organizations expect people who are new to a role (and particularly people who are new to a firm) to grow into the position. They want new hires to ask a lot of questions, to seek out mentoring, and to even …

By Erin Wise
Erin Wise
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Disclosing a Disability at Work

Disclosing a disability at work is a choice that a person can choose to make at any time during their career. Therefore, making the decision to disclose a disability may take time. Some things to keep in mind is if …

By Rose Ulaner
Rose Ulaner
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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

September 5–8 | Programs at noon daily

Join the Fleishman Career Center, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Watson Career and …

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

The Graduate School, in partnership with other Binghamton University resources, has put together a series of workshops and programs to …

LGBTQ Career Development Guide

Develop your career as an LGBTQ community member and learn how to market yourself to potential employers.

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Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about career consulting appointments here!