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Smithers Environmental Risk Sciences Visiting May 5-Internship and Career Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 21, 2022 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Smithers Environmental Risk Sciences will be coming to UB to meet with our undergraduates on May 5th and discuss career opportunities and internships at their company. Representatives will be at UB on May 5, from 4-6 PM in Natural Sciences Complex Room 684.


2022 Student Assistant Opportunity with University Communications-PAID

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Title:  Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications


Supervisor:    Kaileigh Saeva, Social Media Specialist,

            716-645-4577, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          April 27th, 2022

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     Flexible start dates beginning May 2022

Paid Position?           Yes ($13.20/hr)

Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB by creating multimedia assets with strong visual acuity to amplify and enhance the research, stories and people of UB.

Additional tasks include:

  • Developing thoughtful and inspiring written and multimedia content for social media
    • Including social videos (such as Instagram stories and TikToks)
  • Monitoring and engaging with online audiences.

You will also learn how to communicate on behalf of the brand and capture UB’s distinct mission and culture.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Embrace an inclusive environment and will strive to showcase our diverse community
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2023 or later


  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the academic semester. Hours are available during breaks.
  • Due to current construction on Crofts Hall, this position does NOT require in-person work and can be executed remotely until renovations are completed sometime in the Summer of 2022.


The Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Specialist and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Plan, write, produce and distribute graphics, copy, video, multimedia and other content on social media
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and TikTok)
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities


  • Required Skills
    • Strong understanding of, and experience using social media (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and TikTok)
    • Excellent writing (esp. for social)
    • Good handling of visual presentation
      • Knowledge of editing tools including Canva, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
  • Additional Skills
    • Video production skills, especially knowledge of video editing tools (proficiency in Adobe Premiere, After Effects or Final Cut Pro is a plus)
    • A strong visual (e.g. photo selection) aesthetic
  • You should:
    • Have a keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative.
    • Enthusiastic team player.
    • Be able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time management and adherence to deadlines.
    • Be a strong verbal communicator.
    • Be comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints

To apply:

  1. Apply via Bullseye (Job ID: #6279271)
    1. Make sure to submit your resume, cover letter and work samples via Bullseye!
  2. Complete the pre-qualification form:

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of April 27, 2022. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Hiring Summit: In-Person Job Fair April 6

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2022 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Job Opportunity, Networking

Hiring Summit | In-Person Job Fair | Wednesday, April 6 |11am – 1:30pm | Student Union | Focus on non-profit, education, social impact and government work. Register here to find out more about the employers attending such as….

-Navy Officer Programs Buffalo                    

-Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene                       

-Community Missions, Inc.                

-Anthology Inc.                       

-Wayne County Crisis Services                     

-Heritage Christian Services              

-People Inc.                

-The Arc Erie County New York                    

-New York State Police                     

-M&T Bank                 

-Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES                     

-The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.                  

-Buffalo Audubon Society, Inc. Beaver Meadow Nature Center

-Pegula Sports & Entertainment                    

-Montante Group                                            

-New York State Department of Corrections and Community  Supervision/Recruitment                    

-Buffalo Urban Mission Partnership               

-Central New York Psychiatric Center                   


Ten Months In: Evaluating the Bennett-Lapid Coalition April 11th

Posted by Tim on March 24, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

April 11
109 O’Brian Hall

Since the latest parliamentary elections in March 2021, the world has looked upon Israel’s government wondering if the coalition would last. Almost a year later it is still standing and looks like it will remain intact until at least September 2023, when Yair Lapid is scheduled to take over as Prime Minister. Nonetheless, key issues remain that threaten the stability of the coalition. For example, recent settler violence in the West Bank, debates over the citizenship law, and balancing Israeli foreign vs. domestic policy, have all been contentious topics that have sparked inter and intra-party friction in the coalition. Furthermore, questions revolving around Netenyahu’s future in government threaten the sustainability of the coalition, as he is the paradoxical glue that is holding it together. With just a 1 seat majority in parliament, this coalition government cannot afford to lose one of its parties, or it will fall. Thus, these issues must be handled with extreme caution, or Israelis may head to their 5th election in two years.

Join us for a discussion with David Makovsky– the Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process. Dr. Makovsky has extensive experience covering events in Israel as a journalist, researcher, and advisor on peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians, and will provide crucial insight into the state of the Israeli coalition today.


Inside the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: A Lunch with David Makovsky April 11th

Posted by Tim on March 24, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

April 11, 2022
12 Noon
Hillel of Buffalo Office, 520 Lee Entrance #101B in the Commons

Join David Makovsky, who has been intimately involved with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for more than three decades, for lunch at the University at Buffalo Hillel on Monday April 11th at Noon. Makovsky has worked as a journalist in Israel, in government as a member of then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace process team in 2013-2014, and at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Koret Project on Arab-Israeli Relations. He has published widely on Israel and Arab-Israeli relations and appeared frequently in media and before Congress. Makovsky has spent much of the past decade envisioning alternative territorial solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, many of them contained in the comprehensive Settlements & Solutions mapping project, which tracks developments in settlements over time and models different peace plans. He will speak to students about his career and answer any questions they have on Israel, Arab-Israeli relations, and the Middle East.


Pathways to Pharmacy Session March 9th

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Networking, Workshops

Pathways to Pharmacy session

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 3:00 PM ET via Zoom | Register

Are you interested in becoming a medication expert in the healthcare field? UB SPPS and CSTEP have collaborated to offer a PharmD student and alumni panel to learn more about our Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD program and career opportunities. We will discuss what pharmacists do and the admissions process. Our CSTEP PharmD student and alumni panelists will be there to answer any questions you might have about their experiences in the program and their pathways to pharmacy!


Apply to be a Diversity Advocate for 2022-2023

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking

Apply to join the 2022-2023 Diversity Advocate team! Diversity Advocates have the opportunity to interact with diverse student communities through outreach, workshops, programs, and general office hours. Diversity Advocates are peer educators in the Intercultural and Diversity Center and will have responsibilities from August 2022 through May 2023.  
Compensation:  $13.20 per hour, up to 10 hours a week  Staff shirt, jacket, nametag, and shared office space  Minimum Qualifications:  Maintain a semester GPA of 2.5 or higher  In good academic and disciplinary standing (upon hiring and maintained while in the position)  Able to attend and participate fully for all of summer and winter trainings  Demonstrate commitment to cultural programming   We are accepting applications until March 4, 2022, at 11:55 p.m. 
 Apply by completing our application
Learn more at an information session (not required): 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 3:00 –4:00 pm (SU 240)  
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 4:00 –5:00 pm (Online-  
Monday, February 28, 2022 | 5:00 -6:00 pm (SU 240)  
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 12:00 –1:00 pm (SU 240) 
Have questions? Need help? Contact

Peer Mentors Opportunity in Engineering: STEM Success

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking

Peer Mentor Position Description: STEM Success
Are you passionate about STEM education and helping other students succeed? If so, this is the right job for you! Peer mentors get paid to help new students navigate their first year in engineering at UB. You’ll be a buddy, a coach, and an advocate for your mentee(s) starting in summer 2022 and continuing through the 2022-23 school year.
Our ideal mentors have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, want to help first year students successfully transition from high school to college, and are enthusiastic about developing leadership and mentoring experience. They’re supportive, willing to learn, and excited to share their knowledge with others.
What will I do as a peer mentor?
• Reach out to mentees starting in summer 2022 and sustain the mentoring relationship throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.
• Attend leadership, professional development, and academic skills workshops and other events with your mentees.
• Document mentee interactions and mentoring activities via the Navigate platform.
• Participate in training to ensure you’re well-prepared to serve as a mentor.
How much time will this take?
• Mentors are paid for approximately 6 hours a week during the semester, including direct contact with your mentor (in person or via text/writing), office hours for peer mentoring groups, and weekly meetings for professional development.
• Additional training sessions will occasionally also be required.
What will I do over the summer? Do I have to be on campus?
• Most mentees will be enrolled in ULC 148, Pre-Calculus, in a five-week summer term. Mentors will be asked to sit in on one class per week (Zoom) to get to know their mentees. You can do this from wherever you’re at over the summer.
Peer Mentor Required Qualifications
• Enrolled in a SEAS major in spring 2022
• Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status in fall 2022
• 2.75 GPA and good academic standing in SEAS
• No disciplinary holds
What are the benefits of being a peer mentor?
• Populate your resume with meaningful leadership and coaching experience.
• Opportunities to connect with SEAS faculty, staff, and leadership to promote student success
• Add a CRLA peer mentor certification to your resume.
• Money! You’ll receive a stipend for each semester that totals $2000 – $500 stipend to be paid for the Summer Semester and $750 stipend(s) for both Fall and Spring semesters. * You may be paid in campus cash if you hold other campus jobs and/or have work-study*
What am I committing to if I apply and get hired?
• Commit to being a mentor for the ENTIRE 2022-2023 academic year, also including a 5-week period in Summer 2022.
• Proactively engage with students throughout the entire academic year and meet with them individually (In-person/Online) at least (4) times per semester.
• Thoroughly document all your engagements in the Navigate system Weekly
• Be responsive to program administrators when contacted
• Check-in with program administrators on a monthly basis
• Attend and Participate in Peer Mentoring events
How to apply?
Submit your application online! Contact if you have questions.


What’s Trending this Spring

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2022 in Career Opportunities, Event, Networking, Workshops

Live + Work Pop-ups – Finding that job or company that launches your career is just as important as discovering your favorite restaurant or next selfie spot when designing your life after college. Keep an eye out 👀 for the blue and white tricycle around campus spotlighting a few up-and-coming cities.

👉 New York City | February 24 | Student Union Lobby⁠
👉 Buffalo | March 9 | Student Union Lobby⁠
👉 Singapore | April 12 | One World Café

How I got started in Business without a Business Degree

Dive into the stories behind UB alumni who broke into some of the fastest-growing companies. Get all the hacks to help you thrive in the corporate world without a business-related degree.

Featured Alumni Guests:

Allison Colavito ’20Joe Konze Jr. ’14 and Cailyn McCarthy ’18

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: Join our career experts every week for our Resume + Online Profile Labs.

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


UB Blackstone LaunchPad Spring Events

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Get Seeded: Need some funding to get your idea off the ground? Monthly Get Seeded pitch events are for aspiring University at Buffalo student entrepreneurs. Sign up for a chance to pitch your idea, where the audience decides if you get seeded! No props or slide show decks allowed, just you and your pitch. 

Event Date: Tuesday, February 15

Worlds Challenge Challenge: Do you have an idea that can make the world a better place? The World’s Challenge Challenge asks UB students to think BIG during this 7-week design challenge. We will focus on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals our university has created and task students to create solutions. 

Equity in Entrepreneurship: The Equity in Entrepreneurship campaign looks to connect and highlight our student entrepreneurs of color. We believe representation matters and want to encourage students to be bold in their ventures. Looking to get involved and excel your skill set? This program will help you get there. 

Tapecon/Protoscale Innovation Sprint: UB students, faculty and alumni build Protoscale spin-off businesses from a portfolio of manufacturing-ready technologies. The technologies will be pre-vetted. The best teams/business models will be invited to utilize Tapecon, at no cost, for prototyping their solution (MVP) and initially selling/marketing the solution. They also have the opportunity to enter the Cultivator, which can provide up to $100k funding. In the Cultivator, Tapecon will act as a “big brother” providing CTO services, strategy advice and potential first customer intros.

emPower Pitch: This competition promotes aspiring female entrepreneurs – it’s focused on female-led, managed and/or owned ventures and ideas. This pitch competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at UB with the opportunity to pitch their idea for cash prizes. The final competition will consist of 10 teams presenting a 3-minute pitch for the ultimate prize.