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LinkedIn Optimization for Entrepreneurs and Innovators October 5, October 12 and November 2

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

LinkedIn Optimization for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, and November 2nd from 2-3:00 pm ET, Zoom (attend 1 or all sessions)

Register to participate:

Be part of this three-part virtual series Wednesdays at 2pm where Terry will explore how you might:

  • Set up your LinkedIn profile for success, communicating why your audience would want to work with you and your company;
  • Consistently create content that engages your audience and encourages meaningful interactions;
  • Initiate and advance authentic one-on-one conversations with members of your target audience;
  • Generate leads, speaking engagements and partnerships by building your authority on the platform; and
  • Use LinkedIn as an ongoing networking and personal branding opportunity, while also measuring the impact.

Exploring the “Hidden Curriculum” of Applying to Graduate School-Graduate School of Education: Events September 26, 27, 29, 30 and October 3

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As we begin a new academic year at the University at Buffalo, we are excited to connect with and learn more about the future class of Graduate School of Education studentsincluding students like you! 

Join us for one (or many) of our virtual events from September 26 to October 3 to learn more about all aspects of Graduate School you might not already know. Applying to graduate school can be daunting, so we are hosting a week on how to navigate the admissions process and life as a graduate student. Use the button below to register for one, or all of our events. 

Hidden Curriculum: Grad School 101
Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of searching for,  applying to, and enrolling in the graduate program that is right for you

Hidden Curriculum: Helpful Tips for Letters of Recommendation
Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. ET
We’ll go behind the scenes and discuss the process of choosing the best references for you to write letters of recommendation.

Hidden Curriculum: Resume Writing for Grad School
Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of writing a professional resume. 

Hidden Curriculum: Writing your Statement of Interest
Video recording with Live Q&A on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET

View our video recording on the tips and strategies for writing your personal statement or statement of interest. Join our live Q&A session to ask any questions that were not addressed in the video.

Hidden Curriculum: Funding For Grad School
Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. ET
You are invited to join us for an Admission and Financial Aid Webinar at UB’s Graduate School of Education where we discuss ways to finance your graduate education.


New Student Program Opportunity: TechBuffalo’s Future Innovators & Tech Trailblazers program

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, New Programs, Workshops



What’s Trending This Fall in the Career Design Center…Resume support, Internship Fairs and More!

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2022 in Career Oportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Workshops

What’s Trending this FALL

Start marking your calendars. Here’s your fall lineup of all our upcoming events from the Career Design Center.

Pop-ups – Keep an eye out 👀 for the blue and white tricycle around campus.

👉 Resumade Pop-up | September 13 | Student Union Lobby
👉 Live + Work, Buffalo | September 22 | Student Union Lobby⁠
👉 Live + Work, California | November 1 | Student Union Lobby⁠

Career Building Skillshops – Start building top skills that employers want in today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.

>>See all upcoming skillshops

+PLUS: STEAM Job + Internship Fair | October 4 – 5, 11am – 3 p.m.

GloBULL Navigation – Introducing a weekly session that helps international students navigate every step in the American job or internship search.

Here are our top picks to help you throughout the semester.

  • Career Communities. We know figuring out what you want to do with your life can be overwhelming. So we’ve created a less stressful way to design what’s next for you. Check out Career Communities.
  • In Career Design Studio, you’ll find inspiration, resources and tools all together to help you design your life after college. It doesn’t matter where you are in the design process, there’s likely a collection that’s right for you.
  • See Who’s Hiring. Use the filters in Bullseye powered by Handshake to search for internships, on-campus, part-time and full-time jobs. 80% of students who complete their profiles get messaged by employers that want to hire them.
  • Virtual Vic.Vic is your virtual assistant who can guide and answer your questions 24/7 about designing your career and life.
  • 24/7 instant resume + LinkedIn profile review.With VMock, get personalized feedback on your resume and LinkedIn profile using algorithms to help maximize your resume and profile in 15-seconds or less.
  • Talk to a Career Expert. Start where you are. Searching for your major, a job/internship, skills to build or trying to imagine your life after college? You Talk. We Listen. Book Online.

WNY BloodCare Innovation Sprint September 8-October 6

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

WNY BloodCare Innovation Sprint, September 8th through October 6th, a virtual experience

In a 4-week, virtual Innovation Sprint sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo in partnership with WNY BloodCare and UB’s Office of Interproffesional Education, students will develop innovative solutions to a WNY BloodCare challenge: 

Collaborating in teams, students in a 3-5 member group will develop a proposal to address:

How might WNY BloodCare create a robust “transition to independence” management plan for high school students (Grades 9 – 12) to facilitate these patients’ transition to independent living at college? How might WNY BloodCare assess the effectiveness the transition process?

Students will be asked to specifically consider:

  • Preparing patients and parents for the transition to independent disease management;
  • Introducing patients to working with their healthcare team as an independent adult;
  • Ensuring patients have robust self-management skills;
  • Transition plan must be a short, efficient tool that can be used to prompt discussion with the patient at annual clinic visits;
  • Preparing students for college readiness; and
  • Reporting mechanism for development and implementation of the transition plan.

A virtual Innovation Sprint:

  • Week 1: Thursday, September 8th from 6 – 8:00 p.m. ET – Kick-off
  • Week 2: Thursday, September 15th from 6-7:00 pm ET – Meet with venture coaches & resources.
  • Week 3: Thursday, September 22nd – Teams submit/upload recorded pitch idea.
  • Week 4: Thursday, October 6 – Final Pitch Presentation session from 6-8:00 pm ET.

What is an Innovation Sprint?

You will work collaboratively on a team to solve a challenge statement presented by WNY BloodCare.

Innovation Sprints welcome idea creators and builders! By participating in this Innovation Sprint, you will:

  • Use creative problem solving techniques to help WNY BloodCare find real-world solutions to their challenges;
  • Work collaboratively with other students of all disciplines and pitch your solutions for prizes;
  • Develop skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and presentation skills; and
  • Plus… Innovation Sprints look great on LinkedIn and resumes! 

Apply to participate by September 7th at:


Innovate and Caffeinate Network Opportunity August 28, 2022

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad presents: Innovate and Caffeinate
Sunday, August 28, 2022
3:00pm to 5:00pm
220 Student Union (Blackstone Office)

Looking to network with innovators and entrepreneurs? Get caffeinated while you meet creators in a space that nurtures connections, exchanging of ideas, and builds community.


UB Blackstone Launchpad Presents Campus Fest August 27, 2022 at 5:00pm

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Campus Fest (8/27):

Come check out our table during Campus Fest and grab some lemonade on us from What’s Pop-In! Feel free to talk to us and learn more about the exciting events, programs, and opportunities we have for the UB community to partake in this school year.

When: Saturday, August 27 2022 at 5-8 PM

Where: Funas Lot, UB North Campus


Cannabis Industry Design Challenge July 11-July 28

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Networking

Innovate in the Cannabis industry with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

July 11th through July 28th, a virtual experience

Apply to participate by July 6th at:

The Cannabis Industry Design Challenge is a virtual 3-week action-learning challenge designed to inspire innovation, exploration, and entrepreneurship in the emerging cannabis industry. Learn how you can be a part of this growing industry.

Our design challenge is an opportunity to learn about the many tracks, legislations, and research during our TED talk style discussions and presentations from industry experts and professionals.

  • History of Cannabis in NYS & Legalization
  • Business Plans and Operating in the Industry
  • Clinical Research & Development
  • Ancillary Support Services
  • Dispensary POS Systems
  • Medical Industry
  • Growing & Sustainability
  • Consumer Products/Technology
  • Advocacy and Lobbying

Teams will work with mentors and coaches on creating a final presentation of your product or innovation to win up to $3,000 in prizes. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs.

Hosted in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences, UB Libraries, UB Career Design Center, School of Public Health and Health Professions, CanaBuff, and Sativa Remedy.

Note use of marijuana remains illegal on UB Campuses. Refer to the following link for further information


UB Blackstone LaunchPad Launch Summer Accelerator (Virtual) June 10-July 29

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Use your summer with a purpose – participate in UB’s Launch Summer Accelerator

8-week program that complements any summer job or internship: June 10th through July 29th 

Looking to turn your idea or passion into a business? Curious about entrepreneurship and want to join with other students interested in creating their very own venture? Already have a startup or product but are trying to achieve that next step?

UB Blackstone LaunchPad is hosting a Summer Accelerator Program where you can spend eight weeks ideating, creating and competing for up to $5,000 in prizes! 

This virtual experience will connect you to LaunchPad national resources, mentorship, industry leaders, workshops and more! Founders will also have access to networking sessions and weekly discussions.

Meet once weekly for 8-weeks from June 10th through July 29th, Fridays from 1-3:00 pm ET over Zoom. A great compliment to any summer job or internship.

Apply to participate and develop your entrepreneurial skills, as well as mindset:


Become an Honors College Peer Mentor!

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed


We need your help! We have almost 250 incoming Honors Scholars who have requested an Honors College peer mentor.

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2022-2023 academic year, please fill out our brief onlineapplication: by Friday, June 10th.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College community.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend a brief virtual mentor orientation this summer (details to follow)
  • Reach out to your mentee(s) prior to the start of the fall semester to welcome them to UB/Honors
  • Meet with your mentee(s) once during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person (each mentor may have 1-3 mentees)
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College Scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a short profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email and we will reply as soon as we are able.