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MFC 151 CPR for Health Related Professions Course

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2016 in Academics

MFC 151-CPR for Health Related Professions-1 Credit course

3 different sections-4 week hybrid course-Room 208 UB Gateway

Students are eligible to enroll in this course prior to the start of each section. Hands-on skills will be taught in room 208 UB Gateway within the downtown Buffalo/Niagara Medical Campus.  Course will be primarily conducted online and the hands-on skills portion will be conducted with an American Heart Association instructor.  Students who complete all course requirements will receive the following AHA National Certifications:

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Heartsaver First Aid
Preventing Disease and Transmission

All participates are required to pay an online certification fee of $30.  Space is limited!


Fall 2016 Prehealth 101 Information Sessions for Freshmen

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

All sessions will be held in 104D Norton Hall

Thursday, September 15, 2016
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 3, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Monday, November 21, 2016
3:30-5:00 p.m.

-UB freshmen interested in prehealth MUST attend one small group advising session prior to scheduling an individual appointment with a prehealth advisor. -These sessions are for freshmen only.
-First semester transfers, continuing, and re-entering students are encouraged to attend the “So You Want to be a Doctor…” workshop and may schedule individual appointments as usual.
-Each advising session will have a limit of 12 students and multiple sessions are offered across various days and times. Students may sign up on a first come first served basis by calling Student Advising Services at 716-645-6013 up to 2 weeks prior to each session. Students may also sign up by stopping by 109 Norton Hall.
-Space permitting, students may sign up to attend at the start of an actual session, in Student Advising Services, 109 Norton Hall. If arriving late, students may be asked to sign up for another session.
-Several small group advising sessions will also be offered in the spring semester. More information can be found at our website:
-Students may visit our website for additional workshops and events offered on the “Events” tab.


On Campus Job Fair August 26

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

On Campus Job Fair

University at Buffalo On Campus Job Fair

Part of the University Resources, Jobs, and Banks Fair
Opening Weekend

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Student Union Social Hall (2nd Floor)

Looking for an on campus job for the new academic year? Here is your opportunity to meet in person, fair-style, with many different offices and departments who are looking for students to fill work study, student assistant or part-time on campus positions.

Don’t know if you are you eligible for work study? Start here

Please Note:  Work study is for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Students must receive financial aid indicating work-study eligibility to be considered for these positions.

When: August 26th 2016 at 1:30 pm EDT – August 26th 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

Where:Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14228, USA

Please visit Handshake to join the career fair and learn more.


Social Justice Festival, Anne Frank Project: ENGAGE. LEAD. IMPROVE THE WORLD September 28 and 29

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Anne Frank Project 2016: ENGAGE. LEAD. IMPROVE THE WORLD
8th Annual Social Justice Festival at SUNY Bufffalo State College

September 28, 2016 through September 29, 2016
Performances, workshops and speakers at Campbell Student Union

FREE and open to students, faculty, staff and community!

Register individuals and groups and view the full schedule online!


Women in STEM Cooperative Lunch Lecture Series: Nature vs. Nuture: Addressing the Gender Gap in STEM

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Lunch Lecture Series
Nature vs. Nuture: Addressing the Gender Gap in STEM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
12 noon
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Dr. Rajini Rao, Professor, Physiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

More information and registration at:


Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2016 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc.

Fall, Matching Grant Employment Intern

Job Description:

The Matching Grant Program is a federally funded voluntary program that is an alternative to the public cash assistance/welfare program. It aims to help refugee achieve self-sufficiency through paid employment within their first 30 to 120 days of arrival in the United States.

The Matching Grant Employment Intern will aid recently arrived refugees in finding their first job in the United States, through a series of activities including teaching a career development class, and more hands-on activities, such as helping clients complete applications.

The intern will work approx. 10-15 hours per week under the supervision and evaluation of the JERS Manager of Volunteers and Matching Grant Coordinator. Hours are available M-F from 9AM to 4PM, adjustable according to availability and school calendar.
Duties include:

  • Teaching a group of adult ESL students about the career development process, long and short-term career goal setting;
  • Assisting individual clients with developing actionable career goals and plans;
  • Helping clients complete job applications in accordance with their plans, and drive them to job interviews;
  • Following up with clients after the job starts and providing ongoing support;
  • Administrative and clerical duties required for grant maintenance, such as distributing and logging of client NFTA bus passes;
  • Tracking and recording services provided to each client in their volunteer logs;
  • Ability to write articles/blog about the experience of assisting refugees in their job search;
  • Mentor one Matching Grant client or family as an English language conversation partner for 2 hours a week;
  • Other assistance as needed.


Minimum qualifications and expectations:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student;
  • Professionalism, dependability, honesty, and punctuality;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Willingness to ride a city bus and drive clients.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An interest in Buffalo’s refugee population and/or career or job development careers;
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office, Google applications;
  • Fluency in Nepali, Burmese, Karen, Arabic, Farsi, Swahili, French, or Somali.

This is an unpaid internship.

Interested candidates should send a resumé and cover letter to  No phone calls please.  We will ONLY contact you if we are interested in setting up an interview.


Social Media Specialist Internship with Donor and Alumni Communications

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Social Media Specialist Intern

University at Buffalo, Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Donor and Alumni Communications

What you will be doing:

The Social Media Specialist Intern will work collaboratively with the Director of Digital Communications to enhance the social media communication efforts and goals of the office.

If social media is your passion, consider joining our team to foster an engaging social presence that reflects the University at Buffalo and University at Buffalo Alumni Association brands, while deepening our relationships with our audiences, creating opportunities for them to engage and share their pride.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to help manage the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement’s primary social media channels and create engaging digital content that supports the strategic goals of the division and delights our audiences.

You would be responsible for:

  • Posting to Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement’s primary social media channels
  • Creating engaging written, visual and multimedia social content
  • Identifying opportunities to create engagement
  • Planning, coordinating, preparing and scheduling both original and remarketing posts across social channels
  • Monitoring and responding to social posts and comments
  • Systematically assessing and regularly communicating channel and post-performance
  • Integrating our social content with our web presence
  • Participating in the governance of UB’s social and digital presence
  • Which will be about this ratio:
    • 30% Listening, responding to and helping constituents
    • 30% Writing, and curating social content
    • 20% Strategizing, researching, and planning
    • 10% Analyzing past social performance
    • 10% Collaborating with team members

What we are looking for:

The Social Media Specialist position requires a high level understanding of social media communications and a high comfort level working in a cutting edge, high-tech environment. The Social Media Specialist must be able to realize the potential of content and recommend and execute appropriate solutions. This position requires knowledge in a range of mediums: social, mobile, Web, video, email.

The outstanding candidate will be a person who is dedicated to making the division’s content work smarter and harder for our users and our brand. He/she must be creative, logical, organized, detail—and service—oriented, and able to work independently in a demanding, fast-paced office setting. He/she must have an inquisitive nature and the ability to learn new skills quickly. The successful candidate will display sound judgment in evaluating new challenges and will be resourceful in identifying solutions. He/she must also be a team player, capable of working closely with faculty, students and staff, and must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

What you need:

Experience required:

  • UB student in good academic standing
  • One to two years of experience developing digital content (written, multimedia, visual) or managing social media activity for an organization or corporation on or off campus
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for working with digital communications, especially social media
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for working with and understanding social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat and other emerging platforms
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital technology, trends and best practices in social media engagement, content marketing and innovation
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent writing and visual skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with or proficiency in digital content production technologies (e.g.CSS, Photoshop and iMovie or similar programs)
  • Flexibility in working evenings and weekends, monitoring and responding to social media activity

Experience preferred:

  • Experience in listening to and engaging with the online community
  • Experience in planning for and positioning content in multiple social distribution channels
  • Experience with channel performance assessment and analytics (e.g. Google Analytics, Facebook Insights)
  • Ability to work independently in a demanding, fast-paced office setting
  • Experience in identifying, learning and testing new technologies
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a variety of team members

What’s in it for you:

  • Networking opportunities across the university
  • Establish a knowledge of alumni and donor communications, fundraising in higher education/non-profit organization, and social media
  • Enhance written and oral communication and marketing skills
  • Develop digital marketing and communication skills
  • Being part of a university office on the move
  • Creative work environment
  • Collaborative culture
  • Nationally recognized work
  • About 10 hours per week of real-world experience over the fall 2016 semester.

Who We Are:

The Office of Donor and Alumni Communications in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement develops strategies and tactics aimed at engaging alumni and encouraging donors and prospective donors to financially support the university’s fundraising goals. Staff members work with colleagues in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Office of University Communications and school-based communications offices to develop audience-specific messages that speak to the importance of private philanthropy at UB.

Start date: August 29, 2016

Office is located on South Campus, in 255 Harriman Hall.

For questions or to apply, please contact Carrie Smith at


CPM 292: Work and Employment Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2016 in Academics, New Programs

Course description:

Assists students in developing and implementing job-hunting strategies. Emphasizes resume writing, interviewing, researching employment opportunities in various industries and finding the right job in today’s competitive market. Supplements classroom lectures with guest speakers.
  25224   CPM 292SEM   Work/employment   KEL   SEM   T    5:00 PM – 7:40 PM   Capen 109   North Campus    Lanier, K E   Open
  25225   CPM 292SEM   Work/employment   MPG   SEM   M    5:00 PM – 7:40 PM   Clemen 219   North Campus    Gendrue, M P   Open




Refugee Resettlement Assistant Internship Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Refugee Resettlement Assistant Internship

10-20 hours per week for 4-6 months

The Refugee Resettlement Assistant will work with the Journey’s End Resettlement Teams, under the supervision of a Case Manager or Team Member. The intern will assist in the provision of a number of services to refugee clients, getting one-on-one experience with refugees from a variety of countries. The intern will learn how to navigate a myriad of different organizations and will deepen their understanding of the issues that refugees face daily through their experiences. This internship is ideal for someone interested in the fields of Social Work, International Studies, Social Justice, or Anthropology though interns often come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Among other services and tasks, the intern may help refugee families enroll at school for the first time, teach them the bus and other life skills, and assist in the application for some of their most important identification cards and services. Interns will even have the opportunity to welcome arriving refugees at the airport, helping them through their first moments setting foot in the United States. The internship is filled with learning opportunities, and up to 20% of the intern’s time will be allocated specifically to their own educational interests.

Potential work sites include but are not limited to: the Journey’s End offices, schools, Buffalo Public Schools central offices, the Department of Social Services, the DMV, the Social Security office, markets, and more.

This is an unpaid internship. This internship requires possession of a car and car insurance. Mileage and parking fees may be reimbursed. Communication, training, oversight, and evaluation are the responsibility of the supervising Case Manager. Wifi and other tools are available. Free parking.

Internships are generally designed to best fit the intern’s career goals, availability, and agency objectives.

Candidate skills:

  • Outgoing attitude and problem solving confidence
  • Professional work ethic and communication skills
  • Computer literacy for form filling and other tasks
  • Adaptive and effective interpersonal skills to work with clients from many cultures
  • Thick skin as an advocate and professional mentor


Intern gains:

  • Experience working with refugees and the resettlement process; learning their concerns and difficulties during their first months in America
  • Practical social work case management knowledge by working with numerous agencies and organizations, learning all about government and non-government programs and services whether local, state or federal
  • Professional feedback and guidance

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter to No phone calls please.


Refugee Agriculture Partnership Program Internship Opportunity Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Refugee Agriculture Partnership Program Intern

Seeking a part-time (5-15 hours/week) intern under the supervision of the JERS Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, Program Manager. This position will focus on participant and volunteer communications, community outreach, growing and marketing produce, and assisting with daily functioning of the program. Hours available are M-F between 9-4, as well as weekends for farm maintenance. Previous experience is ideal, but is not necessary. This position is perfect for a candidate who is interested in the refugee population, is good with people, has experience in agriculture, and is interested in working within a non-profit.

Availability on Tuesdays between 12 and 6pm for CSA preparation and harvesting is a must!! CSA continues until October 11, 2016.

This position requires a candidate who works hard with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be professional, hard working, and good with people. Expectations include punctuality, communication, dependability, thoroughness, independence, honesty, flexibility, and creativity. The candidate must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment and must be able to maintain strict confidentiality. Experience with non-profits and volunteerism preferred.

This is an unpaid internship. Up to 20% of the intern’s time will be dedicated to their personal educational development, including a training in Journey’s End and its mission. Communication, supervision, and evaluation will be the responsibility of the Volunteer Coordinator, who will provide a letter of recommendation upon the completion of the internship. Computer, copy machine, wi-fi, and other tools available. Free parking.

Potential responsibilities may include the following, and other tasks will be assigned:


  • Communicate with program participants and volunteers about responsibilities
  • Communicate with community about the program
  • Communicate internally with other JERS staff members


  • Help construct and maintain garden plot and produce
  • Help harvest and market produce
  • Assist with general maintenance (watering, fertilizing, etc.)
  • Help water and maintain farm over the weekend (preferred)

General Operations:

  • Research about gardening and other RAPP Programs
  • Event coordination and attendance

Interested candidates should send a resumé and cover letter to No phone calls please.