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UB Campus Dining and Shops Hiring Concession Attendants

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities

Our Bulls Fans are not only hungry for some wins, they’re also hungry for some snacks and beverages at the games!

We are currently hiring Concession Attendants (earn $20.00/hr.) for the following UB Bulls Football games:

Thurs. 9/2  – 5pm until 11pm*

Sat. 9/18 – 10am until 5pm*

Sat. 10/2 – 10am until 5pm*

Sat. 10/16 – 11am until 6pm*

Sat. 10/30 – 10am until 5pm*

Wed. 11/17 – 5pm until 11pm*

*end times are approx.

Apply at – under Professional Job Postings>Search Non-Student Jobs>Concession Employee

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Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers fall 2021

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

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 We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.


UB Office of the President Seeks a Student Assistant

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Student Assistant (Undergraduate)
UB Office of the President
501 Capen Hall
Position Overview
We are seeking 3-4 self-motivated, multi-tasking, well-organized, and professional Student Assistants with superior verbal and written communication skills to join our office. Student Assistants play an integral role in UB Office of the President (OTP) administrative operations. They are part of a team of 3 other Student Assistants, all of whom act as representatives for the University and OTP, while interacting with UB and SUNY administrators in day-to-day office tasks and projects (detailed below).
Learning Outcomes
After at least two years working as a Student Assistant in OTP, Student Assistants will:
• Understand and be able to explain the role of the President (and OTP) in University operations.
• Recall and accurately describe the University’s high-level organizational structure, including the President’s Cabinet, Vice Presidents, Schools/the College and Deans, and Vice Provosts.
• Regularly and effectively evaluate constituent questions and concerns and correctly direct them to the appropriate University unit/office to assist.
• Collaborate with other Student Assistants and OTP staff members on one-time and semester-long projects.
• Recognize and effectively navigate a professional office environment (e.g., in terms of dress, emailing, phone communication, etc.).
• Articulate at least five transferrable skills that can be leveraged in a future job, internship, or graduate school opportunity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with:
• Managing OTP front desk by answering phones, intaking/distributing mail, scheduling meetings as needed, and greeting and directing visitors/callers to the appropriate staff members.
• Presidential event preparations, including (but not limited to) RSVP and list management, assembling name badges, and preparing/organizing gifts and other event materials (e.g., remarks, place cards).
• Various tasks for meeting preparation, including gathering relevant information, preparing documents (some of which may be confidential), and setting/cleaning up the meeting location.
• Scanning and saving presidential correspondence within the OTP document management system.
• General office duties including data entry, copying, filing, running errands, kitchen tasks, etc.
Note: the above outcomes and duties/responsibilities are aligned with the following NACE Career Readiness Competencies: career & self-development, communication, critical thinking, professionalism, teamwork, and technology.
Desired Skills/Competencies
• Previous knowledge/experience with Outlook, Word, and Excel (preferred, not required).
• Eager to learn and comfortable asking questions.
• Able to effectively multi-task and navigate competing priorities.
• An open and thoughtful communicator.
• A commitment to confidentiality, when needed/appropriate.
Time Commitment
• Approx. 10-15 hours per week during academic year.
• Summer availability is preferred (up to 29 hours per week).
• It is preferred that students work/grow with us for their full time at UB (e.g., first year or
sophomore year to senior).
Salary/Work Hours
• Hourly Rate: $13 hr
• Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be offered (as optional) to Student Assistants.
For additional information, please contact:
Maureen Halton, Administrative Coordinator
Office of the President
501 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo


Honors College Seeks Ambassadors for 2021-2022

Posted by Tim on August 3, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Who We Are

The Honors Student Ambassadors is comprised of a dynamic group of undergraduates who will help recruit prospective students to UB and the Honors College.  The Ambassadors will promote the following goal: To provide every prospective Honors student with an opportunity to connect with a current Honors student and learn about the Honors College experience.

What That Means

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will assist UB and Honors in a very important way.  Ambassadors are students, and as such will have a different perspective than that of a staff member.  You can provide families with an important perspective on what life is like here at UB and in Honors.  As an Ambassador, you will participate in the following activities:

  • Conduct campus tours with prospective students and their families (minimum of 4 during the 2021-2022 academic year– you might be asked to do a tour for the Office of Admissions if needed)
  • Assist with events such as UB 360 Open House, Accepted Student Days and Presidential Scholarship Interviews.
  • Be willing to help with other opportunities that might arise – speaking on a panel of current students, meeting with school counselors, emailing prospective students.

Why Become an Honors Student Ambassador?

  • Become part of a cohesive group of students who are united by the fact that they are representing UB and Honors. 
  • Build your resume – being an Honors Student Ambassador will help you demonstrate that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team setting.  You will also be able to show employers or graduate schools that you were a student leader on campus.  You will gain experience with public speaking and strengthen your ability to think quickly, and confidently.  The qualities you nurture as an Honors Student Ambassador will help you excel in school and make you a competitive force in whatever career you choose to pursue after your time at UB.
  • You will be able to give back to UB and Honors and help prospective students with an important decision of college choice.  You will have fun, develop connections, meet great people and help others just by being yourself, and loving UB and Honors.
  • Receive a $100 stipend
  • Receive awesome UB/Honors apparel that you will wear when conducting tours and representing UB

Okay, sounds good to me!  What do I do now?

Membership in the Honors Student Ambassador Program is competitive.  We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated students who love UB and Honors, and want to share that excitement with prospective students.  Involvement in other activities is not as important as showing us that your personality will make a lasting, positive impression on students and parents who are considering making a big choice – the choice to join our UB community for one of the most important academic and personal experiences of their lives.  To be eligible you must:

  • Contact Tim Matthews for an application and return to Honors by Wednesday, September 1st at 4:30pm 
  • Be in good standing with the Honors College
  • An Honors Scholar who has completed at least one full semester at UB
  • Be available to conduct at least two campus tours each semester, help us during UB 360 Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, assist with the Honors College Presidential Scholarship interviews, virtual events and other recruitment opportunities.  The time commitment is small during the course of the academic year but very important – we need responsible students we can depend on!
  • Have a sincere desire to represent and promote UB in an enthusiastic manner, and have a strong sense of pride in the University
  • Have the ability to work well with others, adapt to sometimes difficult situations and possess effective communication skills

After review of applications, you may be contacted for an in-person interview.  If you have any questions or to request an application, please do not hesitate to contact Tim Matthews at  We look forward to reviewing your application!


UB Athletics is Hiring Tutors for Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on July 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

UB Athletics is Looking for graduate and Undergraduate students able to tutor student athletes in various subjects.

Pay is dependent on level of study with a maximum of 29 hours per week (national Students/International 20 hours per week).  For the Fall 2021 semester tutoring will occur in person and virtually. 

  Requirements of tutors include:   GPA of 3.o

                         Minimally an A– in the class or classes you wish to tutor.

Interested individuals can send an email titled “interest in Athletics tutoring” to Christina Fanara (Tutor Coordinator) at  Please include a list of subjects that you are able to tutor along with an unofficial transcript for review.


Tutors Wanted for the UB Tutoring and Academic Support Services Center

Posted by Tim on July 19, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutors Wanted:
Tutoring & Academic Support Services (TASS) is looking for highly motivated students who are willing to help others. If you have good communication skills and enjoy sharing your knowledge please apply to be a tutor.
• Tutors must be currently enrolled at UB as an undergraduate or graduate student and in good academic standing with at least one semester completed.
• Need to be available at least 6 hours per week but could work up to 15 hours per week depending on demand.
• Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Need to have an A- or above or in the course that they wish to tutor in.
All students interested in becoming a tutor or academic coach can apply directly through our website at:
Any questions email


Office of Academic Integrity seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on June 18, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity (OAI) is seeking applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors (SIAs) for the 2021-22 academic year. Integrity Ambassadors will have a prevalent role on campus and will be able to specialize and develop in a number of areas, including programming and outreach, student mentoring, serving on hearing committees, and developing written and video works, among other opportunities. This position will provide students with a foundation of ethics and integrity as well as monthly leadership workshops for both hands-on and training-based professional development. Through the Integrity Ambassador program, students will collaborate with a group of goal-oriented peers and will be able to apply their personal strengths in the promotion of integrity, honesty, and excellence on campus. This is a volunteer position, and Ambassadors will spend up to five hours a week on responsibilities with opportunity to set and execute their own goals.

If you feel you could be a role model for excellence among the student body, we strongly encourage you to apply at Applications close on July 16th with interviews scheduled shortly thereafter.

For more information, please refer to the attached flyer and the position description on the first page of the application. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at and I will be happy to help.


HMN 380: Writing Center Theory and Practice Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities

Are you a strong, confident writer in your major?  Do you enjoy helping and mentoring fellow students?  If so, I invite you to take HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice in the Fall of 2021.  In addition to strengthening writing and teaching skills, this course is the pre-requisite for applying to work in the Center for Excellence in Writing as a peer writing consultant. This small, experiential seminar is fun, engaging and interactive.  We need writing consultants across different disciplines and we value diversity.  Email with any questions. 


Welcome Weekend Leaders Needed!

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

2021 Welcome Weekend Leader Applications are now OPEN!

Want to spend the week before classes giving back to your university, supporting a new incoming class of UB Bulls, and developing your leadership skills – all while getting paid? Apply to become a 2021 Welcome Weekend Leader (WWL)!

WWLs are undergraduate students who work for Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs (OTPP), and play an integral role in assisting new students during their initial fall semester experiences. The group of 80-90 WWLs will guide over 4,000 new students, facilitate small group conversations, and assist with key programs during the days following new student move in and through the first week of the semester. Through this experience, you will grow your leadership skills, build connections and community, and make unforgettable memories!

Important dates to consider while applying:

  • Welcome Weekend Leader Move- in: August 18
  • Welcome Weekend Leader Training Start Date: Aug 19
  • New Student Move In: August 24 – 25
  • Welcome Weekend: August 26 – 29
  • First Week of Classes: August 30 – September 3

Compensation: WWLs will receive financial compensation up to $435. Pay rate: $15.00 for up to 29 hours (note: this is a pre-tax amount. Taxes will be taken out of this total). Money will be disbursed in paycheck(s) during the first half of the fall semester, pending submitted time sheet.

Time commitment: WWLs will move in on August 18 to begin training on August 19. You should expect to spend 20-29 hours working key Welcome Weekend events between August 19 – September 29, with an opportunity to pick up more hours the first week of class (August 30 – September 5).

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on May 7. Please note: students who will be paraprofessionals (RA, AA, CA) for the 2021-2022 academic year are not eligible to apply.

You can review a full position description on our UBLinked page. You can apply by completing this application on UB Linked, which includes a Big Interview activity so don’t wait until last minute to apply because you will need to record part of your application!

Have you been an OL or WWL before? You can apply by completing this returner application on UBLinked.  

Have questions? Need help? You can contact Val Luutran ( or Sophia Wilson (


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: