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. 

Alumni Marisol Marcin on Founding the Lenguas Club

Binghamton University alumni Marisol Marcin is the founder and CEO of Lenguas Club. Lenguas Club strives to help students “speak the language they’re studying and make people more aware of the world through learning a new language.” Currently she is …

By Alexandria Mavila
Alexandria Mavila Senior Peer Consultant
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How Diverse Students, Grads Can Use Employee Resource Groups To Network Their Way Into A Job

Employee Resource Groups, also known as affinity groups or diversity groups, are voluntary, employee-led organizations within a company that focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. These groups are typically formed around shared characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender, …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Top 10 Job Boards For Diverse Students Who Want To Work For Non-profits, Government

It can be challenging to find the right job board if you’re a diverse college student seeking employment opportunities, and even more so if you’re seeking a part-time, seasonal, internship, or other early-career job with a non-profit or government agency. …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Engage in Mentorship Opportunities | The Story of Bradley & Robert

Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to gain the experience of managing hundreds of people, many of whom I hired as early-career professionals. One of the most rewarding aspects of management is sharing my expertise through mentorship: helping …

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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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