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Saturday
02/27/21

Apply to be a part of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Student Job Opportunities

The Summer Institute (SI) is a two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the SI will be held virtually in 2021. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. 

Attendees take part in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, in seminars to expand literary knowledge of diverse global literatures, in special seminars on the craft of writing, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The SI is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

The Summer Institute is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

For more information, go to:

https://iwp.uiowa.edu/programs/summer-institute

Monday
02/22/21

UB Communications Office Seeks an Edit Assistant

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities

UB Division: University Communications

Address: 330 Crofts Hall, North Campus Telephone: 716-645-6969 Website: www.buffalo.edu

Job Title: Editorial Assistant Hours: 8 hours/week Compensation: $12.50/hour Requirements: Must be currently enrolled or registered for class in Spring 2021

Supervisor: Laura Silverman, Director of Content Strategy, silverma@buffalo.edu

Office Profile

The Division of University Communications supports UB’s academic mission by providing leadership for communications that deepen understanding, build trust and enhance relationships between the university and its internal and external publics. Our award-winning work helps support and build UB’s reputation as a leading public research university; markets and promotes the university’s schools, departments and units; and engages target audiences in two-way communication through evolving media channels. Employees within the division include professionals experienced in writing, editing, brand and marketing strategy, social media, media relations, website development, graphic design, photography, video and measurement and analysis.

Scope of Activities:

  • Managing and updating calendar and trending video on university home page
  • Uploading and captioning Youtube videos
  • Uploading UB Forward newsletter content into the UB Content Management System (UBCMS)
  • Organizing the storygrid and trending sections of the UBCMS
  • Tagging content within the UBCMS
  • Placing and styling copy in email management software
  • Serving on Editorial Standards subcommittee of UC Antiracism and Equity Working Group
  • Helping to steward and update websites in the UBCMS as needed
  • Writing/factchecking communications material for print and the Web as needed
  • Other editorial/administrative duties as needed

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • High level of digital literacy; experience working in a content management system
  • Ability to multitask among various assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work productively on a team
  • Experience as a writer or editor for a print or digital publication is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with AP style is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with UBCMS is preferred but not required

Learning Objectives

• Understand the steps taken in developing content to achieve organizational communication goals

• Become aware of the many collaborative roles involved in an organizational communication setting

• Understand the importance of communication research, planning and evaluation

• Increase proficiency in job-readiness skills including resume writing, interviewing and networking

Leadership Competencies to Be Developed

• Results Orientation

• Self-Management

• Adaptability

• Communication

• Interpersonal relations

• Strategic Thinking

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to

Laura Silverman

Director of Content StrategyDivision of University Communications
lauraksilverman@gmail.com

Sunday
02/21/21

Getting Involved Using UB Technology Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2021 in Information Session, Networking, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

Learn about the many ways you can get involved within Student Engagement from leadership certificates, to fraternity & sorority life, the marching band, community & civic engagement, and more!

*This workshop will give you credit towards completing your UB SELECT certificates. 

Register on UBLinked 

Saturday
02/13/21

Young Leaders Access Program 2021

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

As a member of its Board of Directors, I am excited to inform you that applications for MCW Global’s 2021 Young Leaders Access Program are now available.

The program is open to young people between 18 and 26 who want to further develop their leadership and project management skills in a global setting. A critical component of the program is mentorship – where participants are paired up with a mentor for an entire year to help plan and work on something they care about.

We are looking for passionate youth who want to invest in their personal and professional development, and would appreciate it if you can share the opportunity with your network and the young people you interact with. 

To read more about the program, please click here.

Also, attached is a flyer you might use.

We hope to have youth from your professional and personal network apply to the program.

Monday
01/25/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Seeks Peer Mentors for spring 2021

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

First Gen Peer Mentors Position Description
A peer mentor is an experienced first-gen upper-class student at UB who will mentor a small group new to UB first-gen freshmen. Mentors are committed to supporting the holistic development of our first-gen students and preparing them to make a successful transition to college. Mentors will contribute to the success of their mentees by building community and as sense of belonging. Mentors will also challenge the student to think more critically and have an increased level of self- awareness and reflection. Mentors will serve as a buddy, a coach, an advocate and a role model for their mentee.
Peer Mentor Primary Responsibilities
 Participate in required mentor training sessions (approx. 2 hours in person or via zoom, there may be more training opportunities online; times TBD)
 Attend fall “Welcome (Back) Bulls Social” in September to welcome all incoming first generation students
 Reach out to your assigned mentees at the start of classes and each month; be available to your mentee via text, email, phone, or in person
 Attend First Gen Connect monthly events with your mentee(s)
 Participate in mentor workshops offered on a variety of leadership, wellness, and personal/professional development topics
 Willingness to learn and utilize tracking systems
 Estimated time commitment of the program:
 approximately 2 hours in mentor training (times TBD)
 Additional online training modules will be required as ongoing training
 approximately 4 hours a week working with mentee(s), which includes related activities–workshops, mentor journal, required survey/assessments)
Peer Mentor Required Qualifications
 Enrolled in Spring 2020 and will have sophomore, junior, or senior status in Fall 2021
 Must have at least a 2.75 overall GPA and be in good standing at the university
 Be in good disciplinary standing
 First-generation college student (neither parent received a four-year degree in the United States)
 Good interpersonal and communication skills
 Genuine desire to help their first-generation peers succeed
 Self-motivated with a positive attitude
 Willing to learn and share information about the University at Buffalo community, student life and campus resources
 First gen students at UB come from across the globe and represent a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, geographical, and political perspectives–prospective mentors should embrace and celebrate this diversity
 Interest in developing leadership and mentoring experience
Benefits for Peer Mentors
 Workshops and training on a wide variety of UB resources that support student success–including career, professional, wellness, and leadership topics
 Enhance your skills in coaching and guiding others
 Opportunities to connect with a wide network of faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our first gen Bulls community
 Stay up to date on new events and resources on campus
 Make a difference and positively impact a first-year student’s UB experience!
 $ 500 stipend to be paid each semester (fall/spring) or $500 campus cash to be paid each semester (fall/spring) this is dependent on whether you hold other campus jobs and or have workstudy
How to apply?
Please submit to your completed application to firstgeneration@buffalo.edu by February 26, 2021
 Letter of interest
 Resume
 Contact information for 2 professional references

Monday
01/11/21

UB Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Accessibility Resources is looking for Peer Notetakers! Peer Notetakers provide an essential service that helps ensure equal access to education for students who receive accommodations. Students often find volunteering to be a Peer Notetaker enhances the classroom experience by encouraging more thorough, quality notes.  If all notes are submitted, notetakers will receive a letter of service for their volunteer hours, or if they qualify, a small honoraria.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Notetaker, please send your class schedule, including class sections, to stu-notes@buffalo.edu. We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.

Monday
01/11/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Seeks Tutors for spring 2021

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

At this time TASS is looking for tutors for the spring semester, specifically in engineering, computer science, chemistry and math but not limited to.  We are starting the reviewing process so if you have any students interested they can go directly to our website below, which gives you some information about TASS and the application. 

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring/apply.html

Monday
12/14/20

PAID Student Social Media Assistant Position

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2020 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Title:   Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Manager, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          January 7, 2021

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:      Flexible start dates beginning January 2021

Paid Position?           Yes

Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB by creating multimedia assets – including social videos (such as Instagram Stories) as well as video content that tell our distinct UB story and inspire our online audiences. Additional tasks include curating and producing innovative, thoughtful and inspiring content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences. You will also learn how to communicate on behalf of the brand and capture UB’s distinct mission and culture.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Embrace an inclusive environment and will strive to showcase our diverse community
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2021 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the academic semester. Hours are available during breaks.
  • During the Spring 2021 semester, this position does NOT require in-person work and can be executed remotely. This will be assessed on a semester-by-semester basis, due to COVID-19.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Manager and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Plan, write, produce and distribute video, multimedia and other content on social media
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn)
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Required Skills
    • Strong understanding of, and experience using social media (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn)
    • Excellent writing (esp. for social)
    • Video production skills, especially knowledge of video editing tools (proficiency in Adobe Premiere, After Effects or Final Cut Pro is a plus)
  • Additional Skills
    • Graphic design skills, especially knowledge of editing tools including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
    • A strong visual (e.g. photo selection) aesthetic
  • You should:
    • Have a keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative.
    • Enthusiastic team player.
    • Be able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time management and adherence to deadlines.
    • Be a strong verbal communicator.
    • Be comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints

To apply:

  1. Complete the pre-qualification form: https://forms.gle/FvSdFJ1iAwNHzThK7
  2. Email your resume and a cover letter to ubsocial@buffalo.edu 

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of January 7, 2021. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Monday
10/26/20

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Seeks New Tutors

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutoring and Academic Support Services (TASS) is looking for a few good tutors. Please encourage any talented students who are at least Sophomore standing to look into this opportunity. Our center is CRLA certified which means we can certify our tutors after they complete all certification requirements: https://www.crla.net/index.php/certifications/about-crla-certifications. The application can be found at: https://www.buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring/apply.html

Thursday
09/17/20

Internship Opportunity with Buffalo City Hall

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Team Fillmore is hiring! Buffalo City Council Member Mitch Nowakowski is looking for a talented, eager intern to join his dynamic team at City Hall who help him serve the community. Office activities include: 

– Planning community outreach events
– Conducting legislative research
– Assisting constituents with City Hall departments
– Scheduling
– Preparation of constituent correspondence
– Working with other Council and local government offices
– Sending regular newsletters to stakeholders 
– And more! 

This is a paid internship and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete the Google Form application at the link below and then send a resume to rcastaneda@city-buffalo.com. Applicants who do not both complete the form and send a resume will not be considered. Please, no phone or email inquiries. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIsyrRQ4yw1rZ6zH8OOCFHVoXlpzMRJ3v4whXP9U-lgH8fpw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2Meu47xILdq8JD1bPzkZd1DzyGloLUCEKeUbhdXyzbG9LI8e1zz1Of8aA