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Teach for America

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2017 in Academics


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·         Our final application deadline is March 3rd. Don’t settle for statistics. #TeachForAmerica

·         Define your success by what you help others achieve. #TeachForAmerica

·         Apply to join our 2017 corps of teachers. #TeachForAmerica

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Suggested Subject Line: Teach For America: Final Application Deadline 3/1

FINAL Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and Next Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, March 3, 2017



Start your application:

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·        An overview of our organization (2min video)

·        Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)


The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·        All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·        Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·        Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·        Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·        Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·        Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·        Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·        DACA recipients are eligible to apply.


FINAL Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and Next Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, March 3, 2017

For additional information, explore our as well as our youtube channel: or contact Chrystal Gaither (



Webinar Opportunities

Date Webinar Description RSVP Link
Tuesday, February 28 at 8pm ET/5pm PT


Making a Social Impact: Building an Impactful Resume


You’ll learn how to make your resume stand out to top employers while gaining a deeper understanding of Teach For America’s mission and application process. RSVP Here
Wednesday, March 1  at 8pm ET/5pm PT Learn about Teach For America: Alumni Q&A The event will highlight our mission, program and alumni impact. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to alumni about their corps experience and their career trajectories. RSVP Here
Thursday, March 2 at 8pm ET/5pm PT Learn about Teach For America: Ask a Recruiter


You’ll gain a deeper understanding of Teach For America’s mission and role in solving issues in education and beyond, and learn more about specific job opportunities for undergraduates and professionals. RSVP Here



Internship Day

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2017 in Academics

Follow the scent of caffeine + confidence on February 28. We’re taking over the second floor of the Student Union for Internship Day: A Blend of Caffeine & Confidence. This event, sponsored by the UB SUNY Works Committee, is your chance to fully prepare yourself for the world of internships.

Becoming an intern is a big responsibility, not only does the opportunity prepare you to become part of the workforce, but making connections and building experience is key for a successful career. In order to ensure you get off to the right start, we have prepared a day full of fun, hands-on activities that will give you valuable knowledge about this next step!


Check out the full schedule

BONUS: There will be free coffee and treats  throughout the day.

Hope to see you there!


Cyber-HealthGIS – Multidisciplinary Research Experiences in Spatial Dynamics of Health

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2017 in Summer Research

We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary REU Site: “Cyber-HealthGIS – Multidisciplinary Research Experiences in Spatial Dynamics of Health” at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX is currently accepting applications for the 2017 summer.

This 10 week program invites undergraduate students from all disciplines who are interested in pursuing research at the intersections of technology, geospatial analysis, mapping & visualization, and human health and well-being.

The program seeks to bring together 10 undergraduate students for this summer, with 1/3 coming from Geography & GIS, 1/3 from Computer Science & Engineering, and 1/3 from Public Health, Bio, and Pre-Med programs. Students from allied STEM disciplines with interests that match the program are invited to apply as well. All you need is a passion for geography, technology, and/or health!

Students will be placed into interdisciplinary teams to investigate research topics which include but are not limited to:

  • Web and Mobile GIS Programming and Mapping for In Situ Data Collection and Analysis
  • HPC and Supercomputing for Disease Transmission Modelling
  • Social Media Analysis for Leading-Edge Outbreak Detection
  • Volunteered Geographic Information for Food Desert Identification
  • BIG Data for Spatially-Enabled Individual & Public Health Investigations
  • Wearables and human activity recognition

In addition, this program will bring together leading faculty in these and other research areas  (one during each of the 10 weeks) to provide mentoring and guidance to students as they develop and execute their interdisciplinary team-based research projects.

Participating students will be provided with funding for a stipend/salary for the whole summer, funding for housing and meals during summer-long program, and funding for transportation to and from College Station TX. College freshman, sophomores, and juniors as well those who will be graduating in December of 2017 are welcome to apply.

Please see our website for complete details about the program and the application process:

The application deadline is March 15, 2017 so please apply as soon as you can!!

We are particularly seeking to recruit members of underrepresented groups in science which include but are not limited to women, persons of color or other minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, as well as those from two- and four-year College and Universities that do not provide students with opportunities to engage in undergraduate research.

Please help us make this program a success by distributing information about this opportunity to undergraduate students at your institutions and on your social networks!

We look forward to engaging your students in this wonderful opportunity to pursue cutting edge research at Texas A&M over this and the next few summers!

Program information:


Internship Opportunity with Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke’s Office

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Apply to be an intern in Erie County Legislature Patrick B. Burke’s Office

Do you have a passion for social and economic justice? Do you have a passion for the environment? Are you interested in gaining hands on experience working in local government?
If so then apply to become an intern in Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke’s Office.

Since taking office in 2013, Legislator Burke has carried on the grassroots nature of his campaign, fighting tirelessly for the people of Erie County. He has put forth numerous proposals protecting fresh water sources from harmful contaminants, ensuring the safety of children playing contact sports, and working with community groups to revitalize neighborhoods and parks in the Seneca Cazenovia area. Legislator Burke received national media attention for his bill banning microbeads in Erie County as well as his PENCE Bill- outlawing the practice of gay conversion therapy.

Interns can specialize in one of three areas: constituent services, community outreach, or policy research. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to  


Student Graphic Designer Wanted

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

To apply for this paid position please visit this link:


Digital Anthology of Modern English Drama Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Workshops

Opening the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama: Skills, Tools, and Texts

Undergraduate workshop, June 26 – 30, 2017

We invite applications from rising juniors and seniors for an undergraduate workshop hosted by the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. Students will have the chance to acquire digital humanities experience, research perspectives, and editorial skills while engaging with the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Participants will craft their own projects in small teams under the guidance and mentorship of visiting faculty. They will explore early modern play texts from a variety of angles, which may include, but are not limited to:

Performance: Staging early modern drama

Book history: Playing companies, playwrights, and publishers

Corpus analysis: Genres, topics, and computational approaches

Linguistics: stylometrics and word histories

Editing early modern plays: preparing a scholarly edition

Experience with digital humanities tools and techniques is not required, and all majors are encouraged to apply. This workshop is open to American undergraduates, preferably rising juniors and seniors. A stipend and housing is provided.

Application deadline: 1 March 2017

Further information here:


Chris Peterson Award

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

Chris Peterson Award

Honors graduating seniors are invited to submit an application for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service award, which is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community.  Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013.  Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner SIH and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service.  The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.  The awardee will receive a $750 award as well as $250 donated to the community organization of their choice.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

  • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
  • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
  • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
  • Are available to attend the Honors commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award.  Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

(1) Application

(2) Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)

(3) Service Reflection Essay

(4) Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes

(5) Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., Recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

Application packets may be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017. If you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at We look forward to receiving your applications.


International Study Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad


Are you interested in studying abroad but need funding? Download your application today on the Honors College website and submit your application materials by April 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.


Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress Fellow

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) Fellow. The Fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. All expenses are paid for by UB and an alumnus of UB.

Since 1970, CSPC Fellows have traveled to Washington, DC to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research, and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process. In the past, Fellows have had the opportunity to meet with speakers such as Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu; journalists James Kitfield, Ron Fournier, and Clive Crook; and defense experts Michele Flournoy, Frank Cilluffo and Capt. Eric Jones, USGC.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s Fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government
  • Comfort speaking, presenting and writing about the American Presidency or Congress
  • All academic majors are eligible although typically Fellows are from political science, history, international studies, business, philosophy, economics, public health or journalism


  • Able to attend two conferences in Washington, DC – one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the US Presidency and/or Congress. Write a 10-15 page paper based on this topic

Applications to become UB’s CSPC Fellow are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, March 6:

You can find more information about the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress here:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


Spring 2017 Honors College Workshop Series

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Prepare for life after graduation with the pros during the Honors College Spring Workshop Series!


Communicate #LikeABoss Friday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Interviewing Skills Monday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Personal Statements Friday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.Applying to Graduate School Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.


Managing Stress Tuesday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Resume Writing Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.
EAS Alumni Panel Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m.Healthcare Panel Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

All workshops will be held in 107 Capen Hall.

Sign up today at: