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. 

Advice for Transfer Students: 5 Ways to Adapt to a New College

Depending on your outlook, transferring to a new college can be an exciting opportunity or an intimidating experience. From learning the campus to making new friends, transferring can be a challenge, but, we have some secrets that will make it …

By Sophia Givre ’11, MA ’13, PhD ’17
Sophia Givre ’11, MA ’13, PhD ’17 Career Consultant
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7 Tips For First-Generation College Students Navigating the Job Search

Advice from a first-generation graduate who made it through the process.

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By Jennifer Weinstein
Jennifer Weinstein
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Interstride: Immigration Q&A with Aaron Blumberg, Partner Immigration Attorney at Fragomen

If you haven’t already, sign up for Interstride to access great resources for international students, including this upcoming webinar! Login using your BU login username and password!

Immigration Q&A with Aaron Blumberg, Partner Immigration Attorney at Fragomen

A look at …

By Erin Wise
Erin Wise
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Recap: International Student Career Success Series

This past week, students participated in workshops that were focused on searching for jobs and internships in the US.  Over the course of three days, students attended virtual events aimed at helping them with networking and communication with employers, attending …

By Erica Kryst, PhD
Erica Kryst, PhD Senior Associate Director, Career Experiences and Education
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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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Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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