University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
03/02/21

Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity at Marcia C. Brogan Agency

Posted by Tim on March 2, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Internships

The Marcia C. Brogan Agency LLC is in need of a social media marketing person to advance the business social media presence of this small women-owned insurance agency. I am expecting to have someone that has experience in the social media field to help develop a social media strategic plan. The applicant will gain knowledge of various platforms and which platform is best to increase revenues. The strategic plan will include the following: 
  • create a timeline using the platforms such as Facebook, linked in, Instagram, and Twitter for a social media campaign
  • knowledge of the various platforms to help develop a constructive and meaningful presence in the social marketplace to increase interactions and obtain followers
  • research on the effectiveness of posts, including days and times for the most interaction
  • what entices people to “follow” or “like” a business page  
  • research on business topics that are most effective to gain insurance clients
  • suggestions of topic and length of posts  
  • how to reach a diverse population to educate and empower them
  • how to answer their need by linking other groups to our page
  • ways to engage with other business groups interact with our page
  • research on age and gender of an audience of who responds to posts and how
    • what is the average viewer  
  • ways to reach a wider range of client base  
  • reach those that need it the most by removing the intimidation of insurance jargon
  • research which type of post offers the most action items such as comments, likes, shares
  • design a specific campaign for childcare providers to interact which can lead to a business opportunity
  • create a contest and find a way that will engage them to participate
  • provide opportunities to educate to help them become a successful entrepreneur
  • link them to other sites that can help them in their mission
  • research and implement a platform for registration on Brogan website to track emails track social media to a revenue increase
  • ways to market effectively to those acquired emails
  • Compare the various platforms to compare statistics on which is better for information placement
  • Compare and contrast the various platforms and their advanced marketing levels
  • To work remotely about 3-5 hours a week, flexible hours, with school breaks included
  • Resume required to mbrogan@niagaranational.com
  • MarciaBroganInsuranceAgency.com
Monday
02/22/21

2021 Summer and Fall Virtual Study Abroad Opportunities

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Programs is offering the following virtual international learning programs during the Summer & Fall 2021 terms:

**The Korea University (KU) International Summer Campus (ISC) Course Catalogue can be viewed here. Additionally, existing KU-UB course articulations can be viewed here. Please note that this list is continually growing. If a student would like additional courses reviewed for UB equivalents and/or Global Pathway requirement(s), please contact our office for further assistance.

Additional virtual SUNY programs can be found on our Virtual Study Abroad Program webpage. We will continue to update this webpage as more remote opportunities become available through UB & SUNY.

Interested students are encouraged to contact our office by email (studyabroad@buffalo.edu) or during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM with any questions they may have regarding these programs!

Monday
02/22/21

Applications for spring 2022 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! Deadline Monday, March 15…Info Session February 25

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Workshops

Applications for spring 2022 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! Deadline Monday, March , 15, 2021 at 12 noon.

A virtual information session will be held on Thursday, February 25th from 3:00-3:45pm to answer your questions!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdN2tQ93KNUpTI1uBbNQV7S4idtAIJjfKxpUlAMrNNlC8isaQ/viewform. Zoom details for the information session will be sent the morning of Thursday February 25th.

What an exciting time to become an Honors Colloquium TA! Spring 2022 Honors Colloquium will again consist of approximately 15-17 sections (with roughly 24 students), each led by an upper-class Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant.  The course will continue to provide an opportunity for students to delve into the city of Buffalo through research, community engagement, and small group projects. All students enrolled will also earn a Community Engagement digital badge for their work in the course. TAs will enroll in a one credit hour training course in the fall semester (first-time TAs will also complete a digital badge for an additional Honors experience credit), and earn three credits for teaching their section in the spring semester. This is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching and leadership skills while completing up to five Honors College experience credits!

Teaching Assistant Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
  • Good standing in the Honors College.
  • Be able to enroll in HON 495 in the fall (one credit – Pass/Fail) and spring (three credits – Pass/Fail).
  • Have completed at least 60 academic credit hours by the end of summer 2021 (this includes AP, IB, and transfer work).
  • Be available to facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring 2022 semester.

For more information about becoming an Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant, and to complete an application, please visit: https://honors.buffalo.edu/curriculum/colloquium/ta-application.php.

Tuesday
02/16/21

Applications for spring 2022 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! App Deadline: March 15, 2021

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

Applications for spring 2022 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! Application deadline is Monday, March 15, 2021 at noon.

What an exciting time to become an Honors Colloquium TA! Spring 2022 Honors Colloquium will again consist of approximately 15-17 sections (with roughly 24 students), each led by an upper-class Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant.  The course will continue to provide an opportunity for students to delve into the city of Buffalo through research, community engagement, and small group projects. All students enrolled will also earn a Community Engagement digital badge for their work in the course. TAs will enroll in a one credit hour training course in the fall semester (new TAs will also complete a digital badge for an additional Honors credit), and earn three credits for teaching their section in the spring semester. This is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching and leadership skills while completing five Honors College experience credits!

We will also be holding an information session next week to provide more details and answer questions. Day and time: TBA. An official announcement will be sent later this week.

Teaching Assistant Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
  • Good standing in the Honors College.
  • Be able to enroll in HON 495 in the fall (one credit – Pass/Fail) and spring (three credits – Pass/Fail).
  • Have completed at least 60 academic credit hours by the end of summer 2021.
  • Be available to facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring 2022 semester.

For more information about becoming an Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant, and to complete an application, please visit: https://honors.buffalo.edu/curriculum/colloquium/ta-application.php.

Saturday
02/13/21

Research Opportunity for Undergrad Psychology Students

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Research Information and Opportunities

As we begin the start of a new semester, here’s a quick update on the 2nd annual Western New York Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Abstract submissions are now open, and the submission deadline is March 15th, 2021. Students can opt to present either a 5-minute lightning talk or a 12-minute oral presentation. More details can be found on the conference website: http://ubwp.buffalo.edu/wnypsychologyconference As a reminder, the conference date is April 17th, 2021. Attached is an updated conference flyer.

Monday
02/08/21

UB ELN Global Project Information Session February 17

Posted by Tim on February 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Global Project Information Sessions

Feb. 17, 2021, 9-10 a.m. (Tanzania)

Connect virtually with ELN staff and global partners in South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria to discuss the infinite possibilities for collaborative projects! We will discuss our partners’ work, their respective organizations and the ways students can get started with exciting projects that they help create! There are opportunities for students in any area of study to get involved!

Wednesday
02/03/21

Virtual Tutoring Opportunity with Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program is an initiative designed to provide tutoring and mentorship to students at Buffalo Public School #6 (Buffalo Elementary School of Technology). Students of varying refugee status and/or of families seeking citizenship comprise a significant portion of our outreach. Last semester, we transitioned to a virtual format and will be continuing our weekly virtual tutoring sessions.

Since the virtual initiative began, we have received reports of increased attendance, engagement, and benefit from the students and teachers of Buffalo Public School #6. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current volunteers for their dedication, and want to extend an invitation to others who are interested in making a lasting impact on young, local, 6th & 7th graders.

We are offering 3 volunteer tutor spots from 2:45-3:45 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning February 9th. All UB students are eligible to volunteer after a mandatory orientation (despite this club’s foundation in the Jacobs School of Medicine). This semester we are also implementing a waitlist for desiring volunteers, in case additional sessions open up.

 If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up using this link:

Spring Volunteer Sign Up

Building and strengthening the academic foundation of these vibrant, young students is a great way to give back and take a break from studying– All from the comfort of your laptop!

Monday
02/01/21

Summer Undergrad Research and Rutgers U Flagship New Brunswick, NJ Campus

Posted by Tim on February 1, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates with a passion for research and interest in graduate study to apply for our nationally acclaimed RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers program. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, and first-generation college backgrounds.

RISE at Rutgers has A LOT to offer:

  • CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at a top 20 U.S. public university
  • PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING
  • EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $6000 + housing + travel (for 10-week in-person program, if possible). Virtual or hybrid options may be necessary instead. Free optional GRE prep course (valued at $1300).
  • PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs in Cellular Bioengineering, Toxicology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Green Energy Technology, Biomedicine/Proteomics, Physics & Astronomy, Advanced Materials, and Environmental Sciences. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!
  • OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific & scholarly speaking and writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, networking with industry & academic leaders…and more
  • ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate school
  • UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.
  • DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities with DEI at the forefront of our new President’s vision.

APPLY NOW! Rolling admissions starts February 1, 2021.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu

Friday
01/29/21

UB Study Abroad Virtual Information Sessions Spring 2021

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

  • STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Thinking about participating in a future study abroad program? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Study Abroad Programs Staff will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships—focusing on 2021/2022 programs and beyond! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Thursday, February 4 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM – Zoom Link
  • Thursday, March 4 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Zoom Link
  • Wednesday, April 7 from 1:30PM – 2:30PM – Zoom Link
  • Monday, May 3 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM – Zoom Link

The Study Abroad Programs Team is also available remotely to help you plan your future study abroad experience. Connect with us during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom, by phone (716) 645-3912, or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! An appointment is not required to join the Virtual Office Hours via Zoom. We are also happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments with our Study Abroad Program Advisors to answer any questions you may have.

Friday
01/29/21

UB Virtual Study Abroad Fair February 10

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Workshops

  • UB VIRTUAL STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Learn how you can earn UB credit studying overseas! Join us on Zoom for our Virtual Study Abroad Fair to learn about 80+ UB programs, meet with UB faculty regarding their unique faculty-led programs, connect with representatives from UB’s partner universities overseas, gather information on financial aid and available scholarships, and chat with study abroad alumni about their international experiences to learn how you can fit studying abroad into your degree program at UB!

Wednesday, February 10 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM via Zoom

Click here to pre-register & join us via Zoom and contact our office via email studyabroad@buffalo.edu with any questions!

In order to prepare for the fair, we encourage you to watch our pre-recorded study abroad presentation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eZOX_p88Rmk.