All Fleishman Center services are available virtually! Schedule an appointment in hireBING. Contact careers@binghamton.edu with any questions.

First Generation

Navigating college and career readiness can be overwhelming when you are a first-generation college student.  This affinity group will provide advice, resources, and networking opportunities tailored to your needs to help you gain the most from your college experience and feel more confident and prepared after graduation. 

Who is first-gen?
Depending on who you’re asking, the definition of first-gen students can be a bit different.  Here at the Fleishman Center, we are keeping it simple.

This affinity group is for: 

  • Students whose parents did not complete a 4-year degree 

  • Students who lived with and received support from only one parent/guardian who did not complete a 4-year degree 

My Career Exploration Journey

Going into college, I had no idea what career field I was interested in. The fact that there were thousands of different career options available was daunting to me and I felt pressured to pick the “perfect” one. I caused …

By Jenny Li
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Finding Employers with Inclusive Work Cultures: The Corporate Equality Index

For many people, finding a job isn’t just about securing a paycheck. It’s about finding an environment that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth, and that offers a welcoming and inclusive environment to do so. 

But how do you …

By Erin Wise
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Choosing a career for Life, Physical or Social Sciences? OOH, we know where to look!

“Employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 68,200 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, …

By Laura O'Neill
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Career Spotlight: Diversity Director

Kelli Palmer is the Head of Global Inclusion & Diversity and Corporate Citizenship at the CFA institute in Charlottesville, VA, which is a a global, not-for-profit professional organization that provides investment professionals with finance education. In this position, Kelli’s main …

By Erin Wise
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Featured Resources

View a list of action steps that you should complete during each year to prepare for life after graduation.

Virtual program connects first-generation students with first-gen marketing professionals for advice and discussions.

This guide provides first-generation college students with the resources they need to have a successful start of their college journeys.

Success Coaches support undergraduate student learning through personalized coaching appointments, weekly supportive accountability groups, workshops, and access to virtual resources.

Get In Touch

Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

  Spring Office Hours Virtual Appointment Hours
M 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
T 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
W 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
TH 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm
F 10 am - 4 pm 9 am - 8 pm

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