Binghamton University hosts job fair, aims to improve student networks

VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University students took the first steps to entering the workforce Thursday afternoon.

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development hosted a job and internship fair that connected students with hundred of prospective employers.

The jobs ranged from engineering to marketing to healthcare.

Students were given numerous full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.

“Networking is a really important part of the job search,” said Erica Kryst, Senior Assistant Director at the Fleishman Center.

“About 85% of the positions today have gained through networking connections. So, these types of opportunities you need to pursue all of the time.  So not two months before graduation, but as soon as you step on campus and start building that network,” she said.

More than 130 employers and organizations attended the fair.  25 percent were locally based.

Dan Conklin

Dan Conklin

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