While at Binghamton, it is important to focus not only on the coursework you are taking, but also on gaining experience to assist you in the job market once you have graduated. Remember the following information as you work your way through your time here at BU.Resources at BinghamtonPreparing for Life After GraduationAdditional Resources Resources at Binghamton
First and foremost, for students with a physical, learning, or other disability, your first stop should be the Services for Students with Disabilities (link http://ssd.binghamton.edu/index.html) office. Preparing for Life After Graduation
It is important to utilize the time spent at Binghamton in order to prepare for a future job, graduate school, or another venture you may pursue. Keep these tips in mind as you continue your journey here at Binghamton.
- Assess yourself. First and foremost, you need to explore what career paths you would enjoy and be interested in. It is important to consider what is important to you in a job, work environment, and employer. The staff at the Career Development Center can help guide you through this exploration process.
- Experience is key. Whether it be volunteer, paid or unpaid, an internship, or a part-time job, experience is what will best prepare you for the future. The Career Development Center can assist you in locating possible places in which to gain experience, as well as how to apply.
- Networking, networking, networking. The number one way in which students gain employment is by knowing someone. The Alumni Career Network (link http://www2.binghamton.edu/alumni/students/alumni-career-network/) provides a searchable database of alumni that are eager and willing to talk to current BU students.
- Please see the Job Search section for information on interviewing and handling questions regarding your disability.
Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business
Advice and Insights
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities - Video on students finding work
Who Me? Self Esteem for People with Disabilities
How to Succeed at University with a Psychiatric Disability
ABCs of Success for Students with Disabilities
Disability and the University
Free online text reader for visually impaired job seekers
Center for Independence
Greater Capital Region Human Resource Directory (search by service area)
American Foundation for the Blind
National Organization on Disability
NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
* Please see the Job Search section for additional links and resources
The website of the Career Development Center at Binghamton University contains links to other websites as a convenience for its users and is not responsible for the contents of any linked site.