Winter 2021 Opportunities
How to use this document:
1. Find opportunities you are interested in learning more about/applying to.
2. Copy the Job ID number for the position you are interested in.
3. Login to your hireBING by Handshake account and click on the Jobs tab.
4. Enter the Job ID into the search bar to view the description and apply!
Tip: If you are not sure where to start, use the career cluster columns on the right side of the document to find recommended opportunities based on career cluster.
Other ways to gain experience and make the most of winter break:
1. Apply to micro-internships through the Parker Dewey platform.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional projects for employers and consist of 5-40 hours of work (remote options available). Learn more.
2. Volunteer….virtually or in-person!
Virtual volunteering is a great way that you can gain skills that employers look for. There are a number of websites that offer virtual volunteering opportunities, such as Idealist, Volunteer Match and Catchafire.
3. Take a winter class through Binghamton University
During the 2021 Winter Session (Jan. 4, 2021 – Feb. 5, 2021) Binghamton University is offering over 250 sections of undergraduate and graduate courses, internship programs and independent studies. These are condensed versions of regular Binghamton University courses offered in a fully online-learning format. Explore available courses.
Tip: If you are uncertain about your future career, consider taking the Fleishman Center’s Career Exploration Course – CDCI 200! This course is ideal for students who either have yet to declare a major, who are having second thoughts about their current majors, or who are experiencing overall uncertainty about their career direction. Learn more about CDCI 200 and how to register.
4. Learn new skills by taking advantage of free online courses.
- Coursera for Campus: Coursera for Campus provides SUNY students with access to a library of world-class co-curricular learning experiences aligned with the needs of today’s leading companies. Coursera offers more than 3,800 cutting-edge courses and certificates. For the next six months, any SUNY student, faculty or staff has access to these high-quality courses at no cost. Coursera certificates can be earned and added to your resume and LinkedIn Profile. Click the “Join for Free” link on the program’s home page and sign up using your Binghamton University email address.
- LinkedIn Learning offers a free 30-day trial. Access hundreds of courses and learn new skills that employers look for such as Excel, Programming, Web Development, Graphic Design or even Photography.
- IBM Design Thinking is offering several free courses that you can take for free. Create your account and complete these courses to earn badges.
- Codecademy offers 180 hours of free content on topics such as coding, programming, data science and more!
- edX offers access to 2,000+ free courses from leading institutions such as Harvard and MIT. Learn about business, management, nutrition, chemistry, music and more!
- Skillshare offers thousands of free classes on topics such as photography, creative writing, web design, UX design, film, and animation.
- Duolingo is a free app that teaches you a new language – Est-ce que tu parles français?
5. Work on your career and professional development
Take advantage of the extra time by working on your resume, cover letter, personal statement and more. View a collection of Fleishman Center recorded workshops in our Career Services On-Demand Video Library.
6. Make New Connections…or Check-in with your Existing Network!
- Attend the NYC CONNECT Networking Night on Tuesday, Jan. 5 to connect virtually with 100+ successful alumni in Metro New York! Learn more and register.
- Get matched with an alumni mentor in Mentor Match! Learn more.
- Use LinkedIn to search for people you can connect within your field of interest. You can build a great connection by doing an informational interview. Find helpful tips on using the people search tool, or how to conduct an informational interview in our Career Guide.
7. Attend the EACE Virtual Road Trip to the Real World
Road Trips to the Real World is an exclusive opportunity for college students to learn about a career field, network with employers and their employees, and explore internship and job opportunities. Binghamton University students are able to participate in any of these virtual site visits with employers such as SAP, Uber, National Geographic, and more. Registration closes on Dec. 31. Learn more and register.