University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Tutoring and Academic Support Services (TASS) is looking for tutors!

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity

If you have earned an A or A- in a course and would feel comfortable to tutor, along with having good communication skills and the willingness to help others, think about being a tutor for TASS.  This is a paid on campus job with flexible hours (minimum commitment is 5 hours a week).

For the application or more information visit the following website:

If you have any questions feel free to contact


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


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


GoBike Seeks a Project Manager and a Community Engagement Manager

Posted by Tim on June 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity

GoBike has the following job openings….

One for a project manager to support GObike’s GO Buffalo Niagara Transportation Management Association (TMA) Initiative:

And a second for a community engagement coordinator to support our advocacy initiatives:


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 (


Tutors Wanted

Posted by Tim on April 9, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience

Positions are paid hourly or students can use their federal work-study award to get paid. Our center is certified through CRLA which means we can certify our tutors.

Explore Health and Elderly Friendliness in Nigeria through Mentored Projects

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, New Programs

  Explore Health and Elderly Friendliness in Nigeria through Mentored Projects 

Join us on Thursday, April 8 at 9 a.m., to learn about Primary Health Care and Management, an organization in Nigeria, and explore engagement opportunities through the Project Portal.  

Register Here 

Join ELN for a conversation with Dr. Martins Ogundeji (Executive Director) and Gideon Adeniyi (Program Officer) from Primary Health Care and Management (PriHEMAC) in Oyo State Nigeria. PriHEMAC seeks to promote the health status and well-being of susceptible members of the community with a focus on the elderly as well as mothers and children. PriHEMAC provides day care services, consultancy, advocacy research and partnership activities, and trainings. Learn about past student projects focusing on elderly friendliness, public health, and digital badges, and explore new and emerging opportunities and priorities for engagement. 

All students and project ideas are welcomed.  Explore all Global NGO Projects 
 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York www.buffalo.eduView email in browser

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:


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 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 | 716-645-6125 |