April 2, 2015 – Untapped Resources: Mutual Benefits of College Interns, McCarthy & Truillo

Speaker Truillo
Speaker McCarthy
Speakers Boice and Smith

Larry Truillo, Director, Job Placement Center, SUNY Broome

Bill McCarthy, Binghamton Plus Talent Acquisition Associate, Strategic Employer Outreach, Binghamton University

Broome County is ripe with young talent that can become an essential part of boosting your business. Employers can tap into the talent pool of smart and motivated students who attend Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College. Learn about campus resources and contacts that are eager to help your company recruit students for paid or unpaid internships and full-time jobs.

Presentation PowerPoint(s)
Recruiting Talented Students to Profit Your Organization – Truillo
Helping Employers Recruit – McCarthy

Binghamton University Downtown Center, Room 228

Speakers – Larry Truillo (SUNY Broome), Bill McCarthy (Binghamton University)
Attendees – Lisa Altman, (Binghamton University), James Baumgartner (Nagare Consulting), Peggy Benz, Michael Blasic (Elmira College), Kathie Boice (Binghamton University), Steve Campbell (Morgan Stanley Wealth Management), Janice Cheng (Binghamton University), Stephen Day (McKinney Real Estate), Stacey Duncan (BC IDA), Donna Fish (Organizational Effectiveness Strategies), Adam Flint (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, BRSC), Howard Garrity (US SBA), Jiarui Han (Binghamton University), Rebecca Harris (Broome Tioga Workforce NY), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition), Marian Irwin (GBA), Kenneth Kamlet (Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP), Laura Knochen-Davis (SUNY Broome Community College), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Joann Kowalski (Elmira College), Rick Mancini (Customized Energy Solutions), Jerry Marinich (Broome County), Kevin McLaughlin (Broome County Industrial Development Agency), Bobbie Nabinger (Mynt), Roni O’Geen (SUNY Empire State College), Julie Pitts (Rural Health Network), Beth Polzin (Binghamton University), William Ritter (SCORE), Myra Sabir (Binghamton University), Megan Scrivener (SUNY Oneonta), Brandy Smith (Binghamton University), Mike Straight (STREDC/NYSEREDA), Tim Sweeney (Peak Ecommerce), Lianne Wen (Binghamton University), Heather Zebrowski (Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of NY)


  • T. Kowalik called the meeting to order and welcomed all attendees. He briefly introduced SUNY BEST’s vision and goals, and reminded attendees SUNY BEST is currently seeking sponsors and website champions for future events. T. Kowalik introduced speakers Larry Truillo and Bill McCarthy.
  • Larry Truillo discussed a variety of essential skills that college students receive throughout their academic careers, and how they benefit students in terms of job readiness. He gave examples of applied learning opportunities available at SUNY Broome and demonstrated how a successful internship program can improve retention rates and boost the local economy. Truillo emphasized the importance of good interview etiquette, and how internships and co-ops can benefit employers.
  • Bill McCarthy and Brandy Smith introduced the newly restructured Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, and the innovative ways it is proactively helping local and regional employers seek out potential interns. Smith introduced hireBing as the newest and most convenient way to connect student interns to interested companies, and discussed the importance of the biannual Job and Internship Fair as a prime networking opportunity.
  • Extended Q&A session followed both sessions.

Next Meeting
The next meeting will take place on May 7, from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Binghamton University, Downtown Center, Binghamton, New York.