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UB Graduate Programs Office- SA Summer Job

Posted by Tim on March 31, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Overview of School of Management:
The mission of the University at Buffalo School of Management is to discover and deepen our understanding of management concepts and applications that drive effective organizations and use them to produce principled and insightful leaders who create positive change in the world. Our goal is to define the future of management, forge highly capable, engaged and ethical leaders, make a positive impact on business and society, and create a School of Management with world-class capabilities.

The School of Management is a vibrant and inclusive community of big thinkers and big doers, who are leading business into the future. We work together to question and upend theories, lifting each other up and driving change. At the School of Management, ambition is a virtue, tenacity is a given, and discovery happens everywhere, from the classroom to the boardroom.

Overview of Department:
The Student Services team supports all in-residence graduate students pursuing their MBA, MS or PhD in the School of Management and we take pride in the services and events we provide to our students. We are here to guide students as they become the best versions of themselves and offer support every step of the way. The Students Services Student
Assistant will play an integral role in new graduate student orientation for the School of Management.

Our goal is to provide:

  • A consistent high level of service for students through advisement, student services
    and programming.
  • Meaningful opportunities to interact with other graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni.
  • A diverse and distinctive student experience by providing a safe, accessible, and inviting
    student-focused environment, services and programs that enhance the student experience.
  • Student-centered programming and execution for orientation.
    Student Assistant Responsibilities:
    MS, MBA and PhD Orientation: The student assistant will primarily assist the Student Services team with event
    planning and support for incoming student orientation. The student assistant may also assist with preparation for the
    academic year as time permits.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of all aspects of orientation across graduate programs.
    • Track international student arrivals through weekly ISS reports.
    • Pull confirmed lists and keep advisors informed of newly deposited students.
    • Create surveys in SurveyMonkey to track deliverables.
    • Assist Student Services team with creating and managing agendas.
    • Secure rooms, visit venues, plan menus, manage registration and email communication, book presenters,
    coordinate speaker needs, reserve tables, prepare gifts, prepare signs and name tags, print materials, secure
    photographer and coordinate technology needs
    • On-site support including set-up and managing registration tables, clean-up, assisting with team building
    activities, check-in bags and other event materials.
    • Must be available on-site for the entire orientation program which occurs mid to end-August.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Desired Skills and Competencies:
    • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills
    • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently
  • • Customer-service oriented
  • • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • • Detail-oriented
  • • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • • Flexible and adaptable
  • • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, MailChimp and SurveyMonkey
  • • Creative, ability to develop promotional materials that align with University branding
  • • Experience in or related to event planning and support

Start Date:
This student assistant position will work with us over the summer starting in May on an hourly appointment until the end of August. Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Occasional evening weekend hours may be required for events.

GPO Student Assistant Pay:
Average Summer Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Summer Pay Rate: $15 an hour for 12 weeks

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Vozzo
Assistant Director of Student Services
School of Management, Graduate Programs Office


SUNY Undergrad Juniors and Seniors: Are you ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding

Posted by Tim on March 31, 2023 in Academics, Event, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Information Session

When is the best time to apply?
How can I find funding? 
Who can apply for NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)?
What is the SUNY GREAT (Graduate Research Empowering & Accelerating Talent) Award Program?
Are you interested in a career in research?
For answers to these questions and more, please join Dr. Susan Brennan, SUNY Research Fellow For Innovation In Graduate Education, and professor at Stony Brook University on Wednesday April 26th from 3:00pm- 4:30pm

Link to register to the Webinar:

Art of Research Competition Event

Posted by Tim on March 31, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Event

Honors college students are invited to attend the first Art of Research competition held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Buffalo Museum of Science. This competition celebrates the extraordinary research of University at Buffalo graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through a showcase of original images highlighting the inherent beauty in research, scholarship and creative activity.

2022-23 Art of Research Competition

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6-8 p.m.

Buffalo Museum of Science

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

RSVP to this form by April 18 to indicate if you plan to attend and need transportation.


Alison Des Forges Symposium: “The Russo-Ukrainian War: Achievements and Limitations of Today’s International System” April 26

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • 8:30 AM  3:30 PM
  • Buffalo Room, Capen Hall 10, North Campus, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260 (map)

This symposium will examine the Russo-Ukrainian war and what it tells us about the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary international system. It will explore war crimes, crimes against humanity and alleged genocide arising from the conflict. It will also revisit the enduring dichotomy between Russian authoritarian imperialism and Ukrainian democratic nationalism.

This Symposium is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Register for In-Person and Virtual Symposium by emailing

The Symposium poster is available here.





“The Russo-Ukrainian War in Historical Perspective”
Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History; Director, Ukrainian Research Institute, Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University

“The Protests that Were—and Weren’t: Russian Society and the War”
Willard Sunderland, Henry R. Winkler Professor of Modern History, University of Cincinnati

“A Collision of Histories?  NATO Expansion and the Russo-Ukrainian War”
Timothy Andrews Sayle, Associate Professor, Department of History; Director, International Relations Program, University of Toronto

11:15-12:15 LUNCH


“Globalised Oligarchs”
Marlies Glasius, Professor in International Relations, Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam

“As Autocracies Fail, How Should Democracies Respond?”
Ken Roth, Former Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

“Russia and the New World Disorder”
Angela Stent, Director Emerita, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University; Senior Nonresident Fellow, The Brookings Institution

“What Does America Owe Ukraine?”
George Packer, Staff Writer, The Atlantic



Sponsors: Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee; University at Buffalo: The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy; Departments of Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, and Political Science; Gender Institute; The Gordon and Gretchen Gross Professorship in Jewish Thought; Humanities Institute; James Agee Chair in American Culture; Office of the Vice Provost for International Education.

This symposium honors the life and work of human rights activist Alison Des Forges (1942-2009). For more information, email Roger Des Forges at, Ellen Dussourd at, or Shaun Irlam at


Nominations for the 2023-2024 academic year’s Honors Student Council Executive Board elections are now open!

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council

Are you interested in getting involved in the Honors College student government? Nominations for the 2023-2024 academic year’s Honors Student Council Executive Board elections are now open!

If you are interested in running for any positions listed below and meet the listed criteria, please fill out the linked form! The forms will be open until 5:00pm on Friday, March 31. Please note that you must be a member of the Honors College for the 2023-2024 academic year to run for any positions.

HSC Treasurer (open to all Honors students)

HSC Secretary (open to all Honors students)

HSC Director of Community Service (open to all Honors students)

HSC Director of Advertising (open to all Honors students)

HSC Sophomore Class Representative (open to rising Honors sophomores – current freshmen)

HSC Junior Class Representative (open to rising Honors juniors – current sophomores)

HSC Senior Class Representative (open to rising Honors seniors – current juniors) Questions? Email Will Eaton, HSC President, at


Explore Buffalo Summer Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on March 24, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Internships

Explore Buffalo is looking for an enthusiastic college intern for the Summer 2023 semester! This internship is a great match for students pursuing degrees in history, architecture, marketing, English, communications, Art History, education, and other fields.

We see students gain valuable skills in administrative coordination, project planning and project management, social media marketing, and interpersonal communication. Interns interact with every level of our organization, including staff, volunteers, board members, and community partners.

Intern projects and responsibilities are typically divided between office work and field work; some tasks can be done remotely. Intern projects for the Summer 2023 semester may include:

  • Supporting the summer tour season, which includes more than 200 tours per month
  • Supporting preparations and planning for Doors Open Buffalo in September 2023
  • Assisting with tours, including taking photos of tours for social media
  • Producing social media content
  • Research projects, including analyzing tour data
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail


  • 10-12 hours per week, with flexible scheduling
  • Must have reliable transportation

Summer 2023 Internship:

  • June 5 – August 18 (approximate)
  • Application Deadline: April 21, 2023
  • Potential interns will be asked to come to Explore Buffalo’s office for an interview after submitting their application.

To Apply: Please send an email with a few sentences on why you’d like to be an intern with Explore Buffalo, with your resume attached, to Brad Hahn, Executive Director, at


School of Management Graduate Programs Information Session April 4

Posted by Tim on March 24, 2023 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Workshops


Part-Time Summer Job with Explore Buffalo

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2023 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities


  • Answer phone calls and emails requesting tour information, reservations, and memberships
  • Process orders for new and renewal memberships 
  • Assist with summer events including the Twilight Tour of Mansions 
  • Optional: Assist with marketing and communications, including social media.
  • Other administrative tasks as necessary

Approximately 3 days, 20-24 hours per week, including a rotating weekend day (generally 2 Saturdays per month). The position will be in-person at Explore Buffalo’s office at One Symphony Circle, Buffalo NY 14201.

We’d like to have someone in place around mid-May — if they can start sooner that is great (doing fewer hours while the semester wraps up is fine) — and if they want to continue into the fall (presumably with fewer hours than summer) that is an option as well. 

If interested, please email Tim Matthews at with your resume and a brief statement of interest in the position.


Student 2 Biz Challenge-Cash Prizes! Deadline March 26

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2023 in Competitions, Event


Stem for Everyone Event!

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2023 in Academics, Event, Research Information and Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student involved in technical research or hands-on projects? Would you like to share your work with a broad audience and sharpen your communication skills? Submit your proposal to participate in STEM for Everyone!

STEM for Everyone, presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) and UB Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), invites students to present a short 5 minute talk, poster presentation or video on a STEM topic to hone their communication skills.

This event provides a platform for students to communicate the significance of their work in non-technical language, an important skill for any STEM professional. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants will benefit from mentorship and constructive feedback as they are preparing their presentation, poster or video, and will be eligible to win prizes for strong submissions.

More information and past submissions can be found here: