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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Campus Resources
    -First Semester
    -People Resources
    -Online Personal Resources
  2. Challenge Yourself Academically
    -Major Steps
    -Medium Steps
    -Quiet Study Locations
    -Group Study Locations
  3. How to Get a Job
    -Job Postings
    -On Campus Jobs
    -Paid Job (Partial List)
    -Summer Job (Partial List)
    -Unpaid Jobs (Partial List)
    -For Credit (Partial List)
  4. Cultural Enrichment
    -Student Run Cultural Groups
    -Student Group Events
    -The Culture of Binghamton University
  5. Get Involved
    -Student Groups
    -Mixed Groups
    -Group Online Resources
  6. Build Your Professionalism
    -Volunteering & Community Service
    -Internships
    -Study Abroad/National Student Exchange
    -Research
    -Summer and Beyond
    -Professional Fraternities
  7. Appendix
    -PODS Computers and Physical Electronics

 

Campus Resources

First semester – a crash course

Can I…?

First year Transfer

Overload more than 18 credits? (THEP, MUSP, CEO courses are exceptions)

Can’t first semester

Take 200/300/400/graduate level courses?

Yes, if you have the prerequisites.

Declare a major?

Yes

Take AlcoholWise?

Yes, every student is required to complete this.

Live off-campus?

Yes

Live in Hillside or Susquehanna on-campus apartments?

Yes

Have a car on campus?

Yes

Pledge to a frat/sorority?

Yes, but 12 credits from elsewhere required.

Study abroad?

Can’t in first semester.

National Student Exchange?

Can’t during first year.

Apply in fall to be an RA for the spring (second semester)?

Yes, if lived on campus at previous institution.

Apply in fall to be an RA for the next fall (third semester)?

Yes

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  People Resources

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Online Personal Resource Hubs

  1. The BU SSL VPN, or Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, is a very useful tool to use from an off campus computer or your own computer on campus. Online at ssl.binghamton.edu, instructions: http://pods.binghamton.edu/Accessing%20SSL.html. The SSL provides three major unique resources:
         - Bingview – virtual desktop access, providing use of programs you may not own, such as Publisher and other office programs
         - FTP – downloadable free antivirus software, as well as other things. Antivirus software is crucial to being able to access the campus network
         - H-Drive – save and upload files from your personal networking drive. Most convenient way to access files from various different computers.

  2. my.binghamton.edu – Still in beta, this is a gathering of many important info sources that you would otherwise repetitively type in, and other shortcuts under one sign in. Looking quite impressive.
        - Info links include: QuikPAY (bill payment), Blackboard (course info), BU Brain/“Self Service Banner” (personal and registration info), B-mail (official
        email), eRecruiting (job/internship info) and Optimal Résumé (résumé tools) in the career development tab
        - Nice shortcuts: class schedule with map (though no Fall 2010 yet), daily photo, account balance, the best of the CDC, BU alert line, RAVE/BU alert texting 
        sign up, and many library services

  3. bMobi: If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Blackberry, download this handy app from the website at http://www2.binghamton.edu/mobi/. Includes maps and other useful things, mostly designed for the new student.

  4. The Bulletin: This encyclopedic reference is the end all be all for Binghamton University information. Explore at your leisure at bulletin.binghamton.edu.

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Challenge yourself academically

Major Steps

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Medium Steps

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Quiet Study Locations

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Group Study Locations

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How to get a Job

Job Postings

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Job Types - On Campus

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Paid Job Partial List

Job Title

Dept.

Link

Tour Guide

Admissions

Announced through B-line.

Baxter the Bearcat

Athletics

http://www.bubearcats.com/spirit/spirit-baxter.html

Athletics Jobs

Athletics

http://www.bubearcats.com/staff/jobs.html

Book store jobs

Book store

http://binghamton.bncollege.com/wcsstore/albany/images/ContentPhotos/employment_app.pdf

Event Staff

Campus Life

Campus Life Office (UU 145)

Late Nite Staff

Campus Life

Campus Life Office (UU 145)

Late Nite Prog.Board

Campus Life

Campus Life Office (UU 145)

Campus Rec Jobs

Campus Recreation

http://www2.binghamton.edu/campus-recreation/contact/employment.html

CLT Tutor

CLT

Go to CIW library as early as possible and inquire

Discovery Advisor (DA)

Discovery

http://www2.binghamton.edu/discovery/news.html

Discovery staff

Discovery

Go to CIW library as early as possible and inquire

EOP Tutor

EOP

Contact EOP

Events Center Staff

Events Center

http://www2.binghamton.edu/events-center/contact/index.html (on left)

ResCon

ITS

http://rescon.binghamton.edu/index.php?title=Rescon_Application

Computing Jobs

ITS

http://its.binghamton.edu/files/jobs/job_application.pl

Language Resource Specialist

Languages Across the Curriculum

http://lxc.binghamton.edu/employment.htm

Library jobs

Library

http://library.binghamton.edu/about/employment/studentemploy.html

Bus driver

OCCT

http://occt.binghamton.edu/index.php/driver-training

Late Nite Monitor

OCCT

http://occt.binghamton.edu/index.php/be-a-monitor

Safe Ride Jobs

Public Safety (University Police)

http://buescorts.wordpress.com/apply-for-a-job/

Student Manager

Res Life

Res Life offices

Residential Life Staff

Res Life

Res Life offices

Resident Assistant (RA)

Res Life

http://reslife.binghamton.edu/ra-selection/

Food Service

Sodexo

http://www.budining.com/index.php?p=employ_student

Student Info. Assistant (SIA)

Telecom

http://www.telecom.binghamton.edu/callcenter.html

Telefund Assistant

Binghamton Fund

Alumni relations office

Info Desk - Student Mgr

University Union

Office

UU Event Staff, other jobs

University Union

Office

BU escape

BU escape

http://escape.binghamtonsa.org/faq.htm

BSSL

BSSL

777-4144, office in New Union

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Summer Job Partial List

Summer Staff

Campus Life

http://www2.binghamton.edu/orientation/staff/selection.html

Orientation Advisor (OA)

Campus Life

http://www2.binghamton.edu/orientation/staff/selection.html

CIW Summer Office Staff

Discovery

Posted in CIW dining hall area, and/or office

EOP Summer Jobs

EOP

http://eop.binghamton.edu/summer-employment.html

Physical Facilities Summer Jobs

Physical Facilities

http://www2.binghamton.edu/physical-facilities/summer-student-hiring.html

Conference Assistant (CA)

Res Life

Res Life offices, for summer

Summer RA

Res Life

Res Life offices

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Unpaid Job Partial List

Title

Dept/Student group

Helpful Link/contact

Student Ambassador

BU Student Ambassador Program

http://involvement.binghamton.edu

Harpur's Ferry Volunteer

Harpur's Ferry

http://harpursferry.org/

Hotline Counselor

High Hopes

Wait for GIMs at beginning of semesters

Student Conduct Board

Student Conduct

http://studentconduct.binghamton.edu/university_judicial_board2.html

Student Conduct Outreach Team (SCOT)

Student Conduct

http://studentconduct.binghamton.edu/jotjoin.html

Fellow

Previously lived Res. Area

Res Life Community Office

Transfer Mentor

Res Life and Transfer Office

Res Life Community Office & Transfer Office (CIW Rm. 109)

Radio Jock

WHRW

http://paws.binghamton.edu/organization/harpur-radio-workshop/about

XCEL Leadership Consultant (XLC)

XCEL

http://www2.binghamton.edu/isss/getting-good-grades/tutoringservices.html

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For Credit Partial List

Title

Dept/Student group

Helpful Link/contact

CCPA Peer Advisor

CCPA

CCPA

Harpur Peer Advisor

Harpur Advising

Harpur Advising

REACH Peer

Health Services

http://www2.binghamton.edu/health/education/peer-edu.html

TA

Department/School

Faculty. Some TAships get paid.

Writing Center Tutor

Writing Center

http://www2.binghamton.edu/writing/writing-center/index.html

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Cultural Enrichment

At college, you have an opportunity to expose yourself to a lot of things that you haven’t before. Never before, and probably never again, will you have a convergence of cultures, peoples, backgrounds, and lives, all interacting together within a campus environment. Take advantage of everything you can here.

Student Run Cultural Groups

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Student Group Events

Many cultural groups have a major event that they put on, sometimes once a year. If you are going to go to anything, go to these. Among them:

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The Culture of Binghamton University

The university has a culture all on its own, and although it is limited to the area, there are still a few places to go and things you should do, especially when it is your last chance to see them.

The Places:

The Things:

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Get Involved

Involvement means working with a group; which groups you do work with depends on the kind of person you are and what risks you take. Also, you can even start your own student group, or even fraternity, if you are determined enough. You’ll have to explore and try a lot of things, since no one student can do it all. And don’t bite off more than you can chew: quality, not quantity.

Student Groups

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Mixed Groups

“Mixed groups” is my term for groups that college students can get involved in and may contain their fair share of non-students as well, like staff or outside volunteers. Some that fall within these categories are not mixed, but others are:

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Group Online Resources

Everyone should have something to do with a student group, and getting involved within one is a good way to work towards being on an E-board and gain programming experience. Here’s an online resource menu for the who, the student groups, which you can bring to the table.

What event and advertising help exists:

How to register a room or table:

Where reservations are possible:

When rooms are available:

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Build Your Professionalism

Experiential education is hard to define, but I think of it as going one step beyond the familiar and comfortable systems of the university. But you can do more than just the one.

Here are the major forms of experiential education: volunteering, internships, study abroad/National Student Exchange, research, and summer and beyond. Summer opportunities are especially important and easy to lose track of. You have at least three summers to spend between years; use them more wisely than I have!

Volunteering and Community Service

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Internships

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Study Abroad/National Student Exchange

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Research

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Professional Fraternities

Professional fraternities are not technically in themselves experiential education, but they are designed to connect you to the same. The Professional Fraternity Council website at http://www.binghamtonpfc.com/ lists the fraternities as well as their corresponding profession.

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Appendix

PODS Computers and Physical Electronics

LiveMaps of computers, printers, and other equipment athttp://pods.binghamton.edu/livemaps.htm. All computers are connected to the PODS printing server, Pharos, unless otherwise noted.

1. PODS Computers Main Locations (20+ computers)

2. PODS Specialty Labs – All in Fine Arts building. At http://pods.binghamton.edu/sua.html#art

3. PODS Residential Satellite Labs

LEGEND
"Bolded Location" = The actual room that has the black and white simplex printer.
Duplex = Two sided printer
Color = Color printer, paid from your BUC$ account.
BUC$ = BUC$ community printer
Copy = Photocopier
#Scan = Number of scanners

Written By: Daniel Winegard

Fall 2010

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Last Updated: 4/22/14