METRO CAREER NIGHT 2013
Wednesday, January 16
alumni volunteer information
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Fashion Institute of Technology
Entrance at 7th Ave. at 28th St, Manhattan
6-7 p.m. Private Networking Reception for Alumni Volunteers
7-9 p.m. Student-Alumni Career Networking Session
Thank you for your interest in Metro Career Night 2013, one of our largest student-alumni networking events! This special program connects Binghamton University students, home during the winter break, with successful alumni like you for career mentoring and networking. Alumni from a range of diverse fields and occupations are needed to attend and provide career advice and information to students interested in learning more about specific occupations, careers and industries.
What you can expect as a Metro Career Night volunteer
- Alumni volunteers are invited to attend a reception with other Metro New York alumni volunteers from 6 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
- The Alumni Reception is followed by a career networking session with students from 7 to 9 p.m.
- Alumni volunteers must register in advance and provide name, class year, title, employer, degree information and 1-2 sentences describing his or her work. This information is shared with students prior to the event so that they are aware which fields, occupations and degrees will be represented. We do not provide students with alumni volunteer contact information. It is up to each individual volunteer to determine if he or she wishes to provide contact information to any of the students attending the event.
- Alumni volunteers are stationed at the networking session by field category. Student attendees will be provided with a map of the room (John E. Reeves Great Hall) and will seek out alumni with whom they are interested in speaking. Volunteers are asked to remain at their designated location (table) in the room and respond to student questions during the networking session until 9 p.m. Students typically ask alumni volunteers questions about their transitions to their current roles, industry trends, what a typical workday is like, advice for breaking into a certain field or company.
Metro Career Night is not a job or internship fair but rather an opportunity for students to explore careers and receive career advice from successful alumni living and working in the metro area.
We are at our maximum number of alumni volunteers for this event. Please contact Melinda Holicky if you are interested in becoming involved with Alumni Association programming for students.