BAM! Binghamton Alumni Mentoring
This event series brings Binghamton University alumni and current students together for a meal and conversation in a fun and relaxed environment. Students can expect to make new connections, strengthen their ties to the Binghamton University community, and learn about the different experiences of our graduates. Alumni have the unique opportunity to share their knowledge of the University, professional experiences and relationship to Binghamton University as a graduate.
How does it work?
One or two alumni volunteer to host between five and 15 students for coffee, lunch, brunch, cupcakes, you name it! This creates an opportunity for students and alumni to socialize, network, and understand the unique and wonderful relationships that alumni and students have with Binghamton University.
Events will take place throughout the calendar year in Binghamton, Metro New York, Long Island, Washington, D.C., Syracuse and Buffalo. The schedule of events will appear on this page and will be updated on a regular basis. Contact Courtney Huff, assistant director of student and young alumni engagement, with any questions.
(SPACE IS LIMITED! To register for any of these events please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email must include the name of the alumnus/a hosting the event, your major, career aspirations, and phone number.)
Saturday, December 5th, 12:00 noon
Lunch at Red Barn Technology Group, Inc. (37 Pine Street, Binghamton, NY)
Jonathan Layish '91, BA Philosophy
Co-Founder & President, Red Barn Technology Group, Inc.
Monday, January 4th, 6:30 p.m.
Location TBD (Manhattan, NY)
Jenna Pallay '09, BA English
MBA Recruiter, McKinsey & Company
Kasey Wunder '09, BS Finance
Senior Analyst/Director, CCAR Reporting
Shaina Negron '09, BS Finance, Leadership & Consulting
Repo Sales, J.P. Morgan
Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m.
Coffee at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Flat Iron Building (175 5th Ave,
New York, NY)
Chris Harnick '09, BA Interdepartmental Programs
East Coast TV editor, E! Networks
Caitlin Sweeny '09, BA English & Rhetoric
Digital Marketing Manager, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Thursday, January 14th, 7:00 p.m.
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (1469 Third Avenue at E. 84th Street, New York, NY)
Sharon Kahn '81, BA English
Psychologist, Social Security Administration
Friday, January 15th, 8:15 a.m.
Starbucks, 55th Street & 7th Ave, Manhattan, NY
Melissa Eisen '15, BA English & Rhetoric
Digital Planner, MEC
Judith Brenner '90, BA Chemistry
Associate Dean of Curricular Integration and Assessment, Hofstra University (School of Medicine)
David Brenner '90, BS Biological Science
Physician, North Shore-LIJ Health System
Taris Burgess '08, BA English
Attorney, Cantor Fitzgerald
Hercules Roper '09, BA Economics
Accounts Receivable Specialist, Trustpilot
LJ Spaet '07, BA
Staff Writer, CNN
Adam Zinberg '05 BA English
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Louis Leonini '05 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Assistant Vice President, Citigroup
Glenn Moss '75 BA History
Owner, Moss Media
Simone Sterling '98 BA Philosophy, Politics, Law
Project Manager, Deutsche Bank
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT BAM! EVENTS:
"I am so glad I took the opportunity to attend an event where I could get to know alumni on a more personal level. We talked for over two hours about memories of Binghamton and about our aspirations for the future. I got some very useful advice and I would definitely attend an event like this again without hesitation!" ~Jillian Nelson '16
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
May I sign up for one of these events?
Of course! Any current Binghamton University student may register for a maximum of two events each calendar year.
Who will host the events?
Binghamton University's most highly engaged alumni will be hosting you along with five to 14 other current students.
How much does it cost to attend?
There is no admission fee for students.
When can I host an event?
Events may be held year-round. A few suggested dates are: January in Metro New York and Long Island (while students are on break, we hold employer visits and Metro Career Night), during spring, summer and winter recesses, Thanksgiving weekend, and in the Binghamton area during the academic year.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Visit this web page and complete the brief form. Upon completion, a member of the Alumni Relations office staff will be in touch to firm up your event details.
What will I be responsible for?
Alumni will host the students at a venue of their choosing, providing a meal, snacks, coffee, etc.
How will students register for my event?
Alumni may host between five and 15 current students (undergraduate or graduate)
I would like to host with another graduate. Is that okay?
That would be great! It would be wonderful if you and another Binghamton graduate wanted to host a group of students together.
May I invite a Binghamton University faculty or staff member to join?
Absolutely! Depending on your location and the date and time of the event, we strongly encourage alumni to invite a faculty or staff member with whom you have a relationship.