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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. 


Future Alumni Connections: Ice Skating & Social

Posted by Tim on February 10, 2022 in Event, Networking

Have a fun evening with local recent alumni and fellow students with open ice skating, games, and helpers available to teach some basics for newbie skaters

Enjoy an exclusive social in the Skybox Grille overlooking the rink with food, games, activities, and prizes.

Don’t want to skate? That’s ok! You can watch from the bleachers, hangout ice-side, or view from the Skybox.

Register early as space is limited! 
Location: Northtown Center at Amherst (Across from North Campus)
Date and Time:
Sun., Feb. 20
6:00 – 7:30 PM – Open Skate
7:30 – 9 PM – Skybox Social

Apply to join the 2022 Orientation Leader team!

Posted by Tim on February 10, 2022 in Career Oportunities, Job Opportunity, Networking

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?

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.


·         At least $4,500 paid throughout Summer Orientation and Welcome Weekend. Please note: this is a pre-tax amount.

·         Free housing on campus during Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation 2022 will be an in-person program and Orientation Leaders will have responsibilities from June 16-August 5 (OL Training and Summer Orientation) and August 19-August 28 (Welcome Weekend).

We are accepting applications until March 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. You can review a full position description here.

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!

Learn more at an information session (not required):

  • February 10, 5-5:30 p.m. || Goodyear X (South Campus)
  • February 14, 12-12:30 p.m. || Greiner 118B
  • February 18, 5-5:30 p.m. || NSC 228
  • February 21, 5-5:30 p.m. || Student Union 210
  • February 22, 5-5:30 p.m. || Academic Center 319 (Ellicott Complex)
  • February 23, 12-12:30 p.m. || SU 210

For questions, please contact Val Luutran (


UB Chemistry Club Hosts Research Expo February 10, 2022

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Calling all science-lovers:

    Are you curious about what goes on in a R1 research lab? Do you want hands-on experience in the laboratory? Are you searching for a mentor?

     Join the UBChemClub in hosting 12 of UB’s Department of Chemistry research faculty for an Undergraduate Research Expo on Feb. 10th at 6 PM in NSC 218. All majors are welcome to join us to hear about getting involved in undergraduate research, learn about projects available, and enjoy pizza and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to network within the Department of Chemistry and find out if undergraduate research is right for you. Respond at to informally RSVP.


Spring 2022 Faculty Fellows Office Hours

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Honors Program Announcements, Networking

Looking to connect with one of our faculty fellows? Here is their office hour schedule for the spring. Office hours will be held in the faculty fellows lounge next to the Don Schack Student Lounge in the Honors College Suite.


Tuesday February 8th  NOON – 1:30pm  Centrie & Lemke

Tuesday February 8th  2 – 3:30pm           Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday     February 11th 2 – 3:30pm          Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tuesday, March 1st    NOON – 1:30pm    Centrie, Lemke

Tuesday, March 1st    2 -3:30pm               Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday,     March 4th  2 -3:30pm                 Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tuesday, April 5th    NOON – 1:30pm    Centrie, Lemke

Tuesday, April 5th    2 -3:30pm               Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday,     April 8th     2 -3:30pm                 Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tuesday, May 3rd    NOON – 1:30pm    Centrie, Lemke

Tuesday, May 3rd    2 -3:30pm               Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday,     May 6th     2 -3:30pm                 Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tutoring and Academic Support Services Spring Workshops

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Networking, Tutoring, Workshops

Get off to a Good Start

Wednesday, February 9th 12-4pm

Stop by the TASS center any time, enjoy a cup of hot tea, and take a 20-question learning style inventory to find out how you learn best. In addition, check out what TASS has to offer for the spring semester.

UB Money Wise: Health Promotion

Wednesday, February 9th 4pm

ZOOM Password: UBMoney

Learn how to plan financially, search up scholarships and fellowships and other financial opportunities.

Internship Search: Career Design Center

Wednesday, February 23rd 4pm


Learn the tools and skills to locate internships that are tailored to your preference.

Get a Boost

Thursday, March 10th 3-5pm

Stop by the TASS center to meet with an academic coach to get a midterm boost to develop more successful study habits and skills. Coaches will focus on your individual needs to help you reach your goals. No appointment needed.

Get to Know the Undergraduate Student Association:

Wednesday March 16th 4pm


Learn about how SA is run, what it means to be involved, and how you can get involved in the countless associations on campus.

Get Motivated and De-stress

Wednesday, April 6th 3-5pm

Stop by the TASS center 126 Capen to de-stress and get motivated to help you finish the semester out strong.

Self-Care & Stress-Relief: Health Promotion

Wednesday April 20th 4pm


Learn some tips about how to take care of yourself and reduce stress as well as help others manage their stress.

Get Ready for Finals

Friday, May 6th 12-5pm

Stop by the TASS center and pick up a motivational quote and the Five-Day Study Plan to help you to do well on your finals.


Destination Dental School UB School of Dental Medicine Deadline to apply March 31

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Apply to participate in Destination Dental School 2022, an intense gateway program organized by the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine (SDM). This pipeline program prepares students who have been historically underrepresented in the dental profession to apply and be accepted to dental school. 2022 Destination Dental School (DDS) Fellows will meet over eight weeks throughout June and July 2022 to learn about the dental profession and dental school application and financing strategies, study for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), participate in hands-on activities, conduct research projects, and network with faculty mentors, dental students and community leaders. DDS Fellows will meet for seven virtual sessions on Saturdays in June and July, 2022, and a three-day, in-person, intensive training program at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine from July 25-27. DDS Fellows will receive a stipend to cover travel and lodging expenses, reimbursement for one DAT and a waived application fee to UB SDM.

Program Dates: Seven virtual Saturday sessions: Saturdays June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23 from 10am-12pm (EST) In-person intensive training program: July 25-27, 2022 Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Canadian citizens may be considered. Enrolled undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate Minimum overall college GPA of 2.5 Meets eligibility requirements as an underrepresented minority or disadvantaged status (see full program description) Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted up to Thursday, March 31, 2022.        
Rounded Rectangle: Learn more and apply

Opportunity for Underrepresented Groups Exploring Graduate Studies in Neuroscience

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2022 in Academics, Networking, New Programs

We are excited to inform you about Columbia Neuroscience Access (CAN), a new program hosted by Columbia University in the City of New York to increase participation of students from underrepresented groups in Neuroscience research. This two-day (virtual) program offers highly motivated candidates’ information on subjects including how to compose a competitive application, how to navigate graduate school interviews and about life as a PhD student, as well as talks about the latest neuroscience research. Participating CAN students will also be able to network with faculty and students and will have the option of enrolling in the CAN-buddy program to receive continued guidance on how to improve their graduate school candidacy, including preparing their application package.

We would be grateful if you could bring this opportunity to the attention of qualified prospective applicants currently enrolled in your program and share the attached flyer. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2022. More information can be found at

Please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions at

On behalf of the entire CAN team,

Andrés Villegas

Ph.D. Candidate

Columbia University, Neurobiology & Behavior