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Thursday
08/22/19

Funding your PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Study

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Tuesday, September 3 at 4:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

Virtual Workshop: Wednesday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? This session will provide tools and guidance to help you identify fellowships and scholarships to support your PhD, as well as research and dissertation funding. Open to all students.

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Funding Global Opportunities: Study, Teach or Research Abroad

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Wednesday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

About 80 percent of employers actively seek students who have studied abroad. Learn about possibilities for funding international travel as an undergraduate or graduate student. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are open to US citizens. Not intended for international students.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Friday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall
Wednesday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall

For students in STEM, participating in research can lead to funding. Learn about conducting research on and off campus as well as prestigious opportunities such as the Goldwater Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Fellowships and Scholarships covered in theses workshops are only open to US Citizens. Not intended for international students.

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Funding your Future: Fellowships and Scholarships 101

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Every Monday at 10 a.m. in 24 Capen Hall (August 26-November 25)

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. in 24 Capen Hall (August 29-November 21)

What is a fellowship or scholarship? How do you find these opportunities, and how do you become competitive for them? Learn more about this process at our 30-minute introductory workshops, held throughout the semester. Open to all students. Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Thursday
08/22/19

Lessons Learned: Let’s Get Strategic College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Panel October 3

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Featuring alumni experts:

Josh Walker ’99, Executive Vice President, HBO

and

Monika Woods ’07, Literary Agent, Curtis Brown

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Harriman Hall Ballroom

South Campus

Reception: 6 – 7 p.m.

Discussion including audience Q&A: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Everyone loves a good story but not everyone knows how to tell one. Join Robin Schulze, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, for an introduction to strategic communication with industry experts and former Spectrum contributors, Josh Walker and Monika Woods, as they share stories about life since UB, including their experience with the ever changing world of communications. These high profile alumni will discuss the demands of the communication industry today and their ideas about where it is headed. Their Q&A will be conducted by a current student of The Spectrum as the publication prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Your $12 registration fee includes a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and beverage service before our discussion. Be sure to check out other events offered as part of UB Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Please click here to RSVP by Sunday, September 29, 2019

Monday
08/19/19

Senator Chuck Schumer Internship Opportunity-Fall 2019

Posted by Tim on August 19, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s Buffalo office is currently seeking intern candidates for the fall 2019 semester. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your students.

Students who wish to apply should be in good academic standing and have an interest in government, political science or public policy. Applicants should apply via the Internship portal on Senate Schumer’s website (https://www.schumer.senate.gov/students/internships).

Please direct any questions to Courtney Ball at Senator Schumer’s Buffalo office, by email courtney_ball@schumer.senate.gov or by phone at (716) 846-4111.

Thursday
08/08/19

Startup Boot Camp Presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Startup Boot Camp presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22 in 216 Natural Science Complex, UB North Campus

It’s Free, Apply today: tinyurl.com/BXLPStartupBootcamp2019

Do you identify problems that need to be solved on a daily basis? Are you looking for a side hustle? If you answered yes, Startup Boot Camp is for you!

Learn how to take any idea from concept to creation in two days.

Thursday
08/08/19

Marketing and Public Relations Internship with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Marketing and Public Relations Internship

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the University at Buffalo Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and next to the UB Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (50% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

The internship is an opportunity to bring your excellent written and verbal communication skills to an organization that is working on getting its name out on campus and in the community.

Marketing responsibilities include:

  • Working with Hillel staff to develop social media strategy
  • Updating social media sites with new information
  • Compiling and sending weekly student e-blast
  • Creating brochures, flyers for events, promo items and more

Public relations responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to quarterly alumni and community newsletter
  • Pitching articles for the local Jewish newspaper and for University publications
  • Interviewing alumni, students, etc. for Hillel publications

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team, and will collaborate with the Student Board to market upcoming programs and opportunities. The intern will also build relationships in the local Jewish community and serve as a voice for this growing organization.

Support / Administrative Responsibilities (25% Maximum of Internship)

n/a

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Thursday
08/08/19

Development Internship Opportunity with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Development Intern

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a cultural and religious hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the UB Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and between SEFCU and the Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Development Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (75% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

This internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization and to gain experience working with data to advance the organization. Qualified applicants do not need to have past experience with organizational development, but must be strong writers and have excellent communication skills.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Updating the Donor database and running reports
  • Assisting with an online crowdfunding campaign
  • Organizing a student phone-a-thon, senior gift, or other student-initiated projects
  • Sending thank you emails and gifts to donors
  • Preparing materials for meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Prospect Research
  • Media monitoring to find enriching content to be shared with stakeholders

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Development Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team. S/he will receive weekly mentorship and will be invited to attend strategy sessions and meetings with members of the Board of Directors. The intern will also build relationships with supporters of Hillel who are leaders in the local community.

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Thursday
08/01/19

Honors College Seeks Ambassadors for 2019-2020!

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity in the Honors College – to become an Honors Student Ambassador.  Honors Student Ambassadors are comprised of a group of Honors students who will help recruit prospective students to UB and Honors.  As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will play an important role in providing a current student perspective to high school students who are considering the University and Honors. 

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will conduct campus tours, assist with events such as UB 360 and Discovery Days, and may even have the opportunity to help with our social media.  In return, you will get to be part of a dynamic group of students, gain leadership and communication skills, receive a $100 stipend as well as UB Honors apparel.

If you are interested, please consider applying using the attached application.  The application is due to Honors (106 Capen Hall) by 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 28thPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I hope you will consider applying and look forward to seeing you soon!

-Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu

Apply Here: https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/08/Honors-Student-Ambassador-Application-2019-2020.docx