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Education Abroad, Personal Travel and Carbon Offsets Webinar for Students March 30th

Posted by Tim on March 26, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The benefits of travel are immense, but it’s good to understand how students can reduce the impact travel causes on the environment. Learn more about reducing your carbon footprint by attending the ‘Education Abroad, Personal Travel, and Carbon Offsets Webinar’ on Tuesday, March 30th at 4 p.m.  Register to attend by going to this link:


CISCO Internships and Jobs Information Session April 1st

Posted by Tim on March 26, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Internships, Networking, Workshops

When It’s Just Right

ONE WEEK AWAY!   For those with non-tech or tech backgrounds… Event will take place on April 1st at 12 noon

How do you know if a company is “The One?” The company that gets you excited about their impact, mission, or culture that makes you want to say, “I WANT TO WORK THERE!”

The answer is attending an Employer Info. Session.

Join a UB alum from Cisco where he’ll share all the latest information about the company and opportunities they have for you!

As the worldwide leader in networking, Cisco is transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

Cisco has internship and job opportunities for those with and without a technical background!

Learn more about Cisco.

Register for the Cisco Employer Info. Session now!

See you soon!
-Your friends at Career Services

P.S. – Show your skills by having questions ready to ask during the employer info session. Check out our list of questions and conversation starters to help you get started. Also, get your resume ready with your 24/7 instant resume review using VMock.


Coded Bias Discussion (SoCo) Friday, March 26 Open to All!

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Coded Bias Discussion (SoCo): Society and Computing will host a discussion on the film and its implications on society as a whole. Please watch the documentary here (about 1.5 hours long) before the start of the discussion. (Open to all UB students, faculty and staff.)
Virtual (RSVP)
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30pm.

VAXWNY volunteers sought

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

VAXWNY volunteers sought

The Vaccinate Western New York hub is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Honors experience credit available if you volunteer at least 45 hours.

For more information visit:


ELN’s New Project Preparation Seminar (UE 201) *Honors Experience Course

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences

The Experiential Learning Network is launching a Project Preparation Seminar (UE 201)—a new online, asynchronous course designed to help students get started with experiential learning.

During your advising appointments, if you discover a student who could use help finding and starting the right opportunity, please encourage them to register for this 7-week, 1-credit course during the fall 2021 semester.


Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Save the date: July 22-23, 2021
Registration opens in April!

We are excited to share a sneak peek of our 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and hope you will join us for this exciting event. We will be in touch again soon when it’s time to register!  Keynote Presentations Invited speakers will address emerging trends and opportunities related to innovation, social justice and research as a catalyst for change. 

Mishuana Goeman, PhD
University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation visiting scholar; Professor of Gender Studies, American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School, UCLA. 

Mark Anthony Neal, PhD
Distinguished professor of African and African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), Duke University. 

Tara Ruttley, PhD
Associate chief scientist for Microgravity Research at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headquarters in the Office of the Chief Scientist in Washington, D.C.
  Pre-Conference WorkshopsRegistered attendees will receive access to pre-conference video workshops featuring faculty, students and alum to prepare them for an engaging and productive conference experience. 

Making the Most of Your Research Conference
Learn to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips and strategies to leverage your participation toward your professional and academic goals. 

Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics
How to present your research so it is understood and valued. 

Your Digital Identity
Academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career.   

Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!
Discover how to move beyond survival and thrive in graduate school—supporting your journey and mental health.
  About the Conference
Date: July 22-23, 2021  Location: This year’s conference will be virtual.  

Who should attend: All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP.  

This conference is an excellent opportunity to: • Present faculty-supervised research.• Participate in pre-conference workshops.• Foster conversation around shared interests through digital storytelling.• Network with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study.• Attend a UB Graduate School information program and meet with program faculty, staff and students.• Engage with inspirational speakers and panels in a personal setting. 

Registration:• An email announcement will be sent in April once registration is open.  The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this summer!

Public Speaking Workshop

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2021 in Networking, New Programs, Workshops

April 6 – 3 – 4  p.m.

Speaking in public is something that most people dread. This workshop will give you the tools you need to overcome your fears of presenting in front of large groups. Some of the topics we will discuss include non-verbal communication, confidence, presentation styles, and even what to do when you are stumped. Be afraid of the spot light no longer.

Register on UBLinked 


Leadership Training Camp

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2021 in Event, Networking, New Programs, Workshops

Wed. March 31, 7 – 9 p.m. | Leadership Training Camp is a hands-on, experiential learning workshop that focuses on problem-solving, collaboration, leadership and followership. Learn about your natural leadership style, your leadership strengths, and put them to work in a “hands-on” virtual activity. RSVP today on UBLinked!


Tough Topics: Women in the Workforce

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2021 in Event, Networking, Workshops

Tues. March 23, 3 – 4 p.m. | Do you believe women are still facing oppression in the workforce? If so why? Join the Intercultural & Diversity Center on Zoom for a discussion on the oppression women face while working in male-dominated fields. RSVP on UBLinked!


Paid Student Job Opportunity in the UB Libraries

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

A colleague of mine asked me to spread the word about a temporary student assistant position that opened up recently. If it wouldn’t be too much trouble, could the position be advertised in the Honors College Highlights?

I’ve been told the position is open to students of any major and work will begin as soon as the position is filled. Karlen Chase (, 228B Capen Hall) is currently accepting applications. If you’d like more information, please contact her and see the following link for specifics related to the position: