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Monday
03/15/21

UB Hillel 8 Week PAID Summer Internship

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Student Job Opportunities

Hillel Summer Internship Program

Need a job this summer that will enhance your resume? The Hillel Summer Internship Program is an 8-week paid internship and cohort experience open to incoming Jewish sophomores, juniors and seniors who are either enrolled in a Buffalo area university or who are from Buffalo and attend schools out of town. Students will be placed in internships across Buffalo that match their professional goals and that will provide them with relevant, hands-on experience and mentorship. On Fridays students will participate in professional development and immersive learning experiences, such as a networking power lunch with local Jewish professionals, volunteering with local non-profits, and exploring Buffalo’s start-up scene. Internships are available in a variety of fields in both the non-profit and business sectors. Applications are due Wednesday, March 31st. Visit https://www.hillelofbuffalo.org/summer-internship-program for more info and to apply.

Monday
03/08/21

Now Hiring Orientation Leaders for Summer 2021

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

OTPP is currently accepting applications for Orientation Leaders (OLs). I’m hoping you will send the included message/attachment to your colleagues, to students/student groups with whom you work, and/or over student listservs you manage to help us recruit great students for the position. This announcement on UBLinked provides all of the information in a condensed, easy to share format. Below, I’ve also included a longer message that you can edit to share through your channels.

In addition to any group communications, please consider individually reaching out to any stellar honors students that you know and could see as a good fit for the role. Your personal encouragement could make the difference in a student choosing to apply and helping us have a staff that can speak on a breadth of resources on campus. If you’d like to nominate a student to apply for OTPP to directly reach out to, you can fill out this Google form for some additional encouragement!

Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks in advance for your support and assistance in recruitment! 

Happy Wednesday!

Val

Val Luutran (she/her) What is this?

Coordinator of Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs

Student Life, University at Buffalo

112 Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

vgluutra@buffalo.edu | 716-645-6125

buffalo.edu/studentlife/orientation | buffalo.edu/orientation

Monday
03/08/21

EOP Virtual Summer Bridge Program Now Hiring Student Staff!

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is currently hiring students for our upcoming 2021 Virtual Summer Bridge Program. The student staff application is live and available to download on our website.  The Summer Bridge Program is an intensive five-week academic and growth development program designed to facilitate the transition of students from high school to college. The program’s goals are to give new incoming students a head start towards a successful college experience and the opportunity to begin building community with other students.

Summer Staff Position Expectations

•                     Must be in good standing with the College

•                     Exhibit a positive attitude and ability to motivate others

•                     Strong interpersonal and communication skills

•                     Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people

•                     Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to assist others

•                     Serve as a role model for incoming students

•                     Answer questions about both social and academic aspects of college life

•                     Promote interaction among groups of new students during small group discussions, icebreakers and activities

•                     Uphold all program and university policies and procedures

•                     Complete staff training for final appointment

Position Salary

•                     Counselor Assistant (CA)

•                     $2,000 Stipend

For more information on the application process, please click here.

Saturday
03/06/21

Orientation Leader applications are now being accepted!

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities

Want to spend your summer:

  • Assisting new students in their transition to college at UB?
  • Building connections with peers and staff across campus?
  • Growing your individual leadership skills?
  • Making unforgettable memories?

Apply to join the 2021 Orientation Leader team! Orientation Leaders have the opportunity to share their unique UB stories with the incoming class and make an impact at the start of their journey by showing new students that they are supported; they can find others who share their identities, goals, and passions; and they matter and belong.

Summer Orientation 2021 will be a virtual program. Orientation Leaders will live on campus with their teammates this summer in order to have equal access to the technology/resources they need to successfully facilitate the program, as well as have opportunities to form connections with peers and staff!

The position is paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour for a total ranging approximately from $2,000 to $3,000, paid throughout Summer Orientation and Welcome Weekend. Please note: this is a pre-tax amount.

You will find detailed information about the position on UBLinked. You can apply by completing this application on UB Linked, which includes a Big Interview video activity — so don’t wait until the last minute because you will need to film part of your application!

We’ll be accepting applications through March 17 at 11:59 p.m. We welcome all undergraduate students, from all majors and backgrounds to apply.

For questions, please contact Val Luutran in Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs, vgluutra@buffalo.edu.

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.