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National Black MBA Association Scale Up Pitch Challenge Deadline to apply is August 4, 2023

Posted by Tim on June 27, 2023 in Competitions, Workshops

2023 NBMBAA® Scale Up Pitch Challenge National Black MBA Association® launched the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge in 2017 which works to satisfy the mission of the Association to help create and support wealth-building opportunities for its members, with previous winners experiencing great success with investors due to exposure and funding provided through this challenge. Scale-Up Pitch Challenge is a pitch competition designed to “Make Big Ideas Bigger” by encouraging our members to create startups that are scalable. We provide startups the unique opportunity to connect with early-stage investors and venture capitalists who are ready to invest. Ten semi-finalists will compete at the National Black MBA Association annual Conference in Philadelphia on September 14th. The top three contestants will advance to the finals on September 15th and get a chance to win up to $50,000 in non-dilutive funds. If you think your startup embodies a “Big Idea” that can be even bigger, this challenge is for you! Application submission opens June 19, 2023 and closes on August 4, 2023

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Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors…Peer Mentors Needed!

Posted by Tim on June 27, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements, Networking


We need your help! We have almost 350 incoming Honors Scholars who have requested an Honors College peer mentor.

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2023-2024 academic year, please fill out our brief online application by Monday, July 3.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College community.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend a brief virtual mentor orientation this summer (details to follow)
  • Reach out to your mentee(s) prior to the start of the fall semester to welcome them to UB/Honors
  • Meet with your mentee(s) once during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person (each mentor may have 1-3 mentees)
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College Scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a short profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Neil Savoy at and we will reply as soon as we are able.

Have a great summer!

The Honors College Staff


2023-2024 Asia Research Institute Undergraduate Fellows Program Deadline to apply is June 20

Posted by Tim on June 13, 2023 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) invites students who will be enrolled at the University at Buffalo in the 2023-24 to apply for the ARI Undergraduate Fellows Program. Fellows will enjoy membership in a community of undergraduate scholars committed to the study of Asia, unique opportunities to engage with UB faculty and distinguished guests, mentorship on research projects of interest to them, and other benefits. Applications are due Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 11:59pm.

The program will be an academic year-long commitment. Please see below for more detailed information on the benefits and requirements of the ARI Undergraduate Research Fellows Program.
Undergraduate Fellows Program Benefits

• Membership in a community of undergraduates committed to Asian Studies and recognition by the ARI community.
• Invitation to special events and meetings with distinguished guests.
• Eligible for receiving one academic credit per semester for successful completion.
• Competitive advantages for ARI funding opportunities.
• Opportunities to engage with UB faculty on research, academic writing, and career mentoring.
• Present a paper in the annual Korean Studies Undergraduate Exchange Conference (March 2024), the Undergraduate Conference on South Asia (March-April 2024), New York Conference on Asian Studies (October 2024), and other opportunities.

How to Apply
2023-24 ARI Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Application deadline: Extended to Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 11:59 PM EDT
If you are interested in being a fellow, please complete the online application form no later than June 20. You will be asked to submit a statement of purpose in the online form and upload your resume.

  1. Statement of Purpose
    150- 200 words explaining why you are a good candidate for the UGF Program. You could highlight, for example, your research interests, prior international experiences, and extracurricular activities.
  2. Resume
    Please include your major or intended major, anticipated graduation date, and any Asia-related experience in addition to other work and volunteer experience.

Gifted Math Program Seeks Student Assistants for 2023-2024 School Year-Paid Opportunity

Posted by Tim on June 1, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities

The Gifted Math Program at UB will be hiring several instructional assistants for the 2023-24 school year, to start in September. GMP, in the Department of Learning and Instruction, is a program for students in 7th-12th grade who come to the University after school on Mondays and Wednesdays to take their math classes. We have 10 classes for 6 levels, each with a teacher and instructional assistant. Middle school students come from 4:05 to 6:25. High school students come from 6:35 to 8:55. More information can be found on our website:<>.

Candidates for instructional assistants would need to commit to a full year position. The primary role of the instructional assistant is to manage and grade homework.  They attend class, help the teacher as needed, and have the option to work regularly at our Friday extra help Zoom sessions. The pay for undergraduate students starts at $15 per hour and increases each year.  They work 5 hours per week in the classroom with additional grading or other hours. The experience is excellent for our student staff as a resume builder and as an opportunity to learn about teaching and working with young students. You will also learn some math, no matter what level you work at here.