University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Master Hypnotist Thomas Bresadola’s Hypnosis Show

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

World Renown Master Hypnotist Thomas Bresadola will perform at the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, November 16 at 8 PM in the Student Union Theater!

Thomas has won the Simplified Entertainer of the Year award 7 times, the Live! Live! Entertainer of the Year award 6 times and Stage Hypnotist of the World award 5 times!

This event is free but you must RSVP to attend- you do not want to miss out on this show!

Location: Student Union TheaterDate and Time: 
Tues., Nov. 16 from 8 – 10 p.m.

Election for Honors Student Council Freshman Representative

Posted by Tim on October 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

We are hosting an election for the position of Freshman Class Representative The freshman class representative is part of the Honors student council. They will attend weekly meetings, help plan events, and give a perspective from the freshman class. Only Freshman Honors Students are eligible for this position If you are interested in running for this position please fill out the following form: 


Honors Trivia Night

Posted by Tim on October 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Honors Student Council will be hosting an evening of trivia questions/kahoot in the Don Schack Student lounge on October 14th at 6pm.

Snacks/Food will be provided! Prizes will be given to the top 3 winners!


Homecoming 2021

Posted by Tim on September 27, 2021 in Uncategorized

Homecoming and Family Weekend is back, in person and on campus this year! We’re busy setting up lots of fun activities for Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, so mark your calendar.


Career Building Skillshops from the Career Design Center

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

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


ELN Workshops for Research and Community Projects

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

If you’re interested in mentored research or community projects, but don’t know where to start, attend a 1-hour Project Workshop hosted by the Experiential Learning Network. The workshop is designed to help you assess your current skills and areas for growth, explore potential projects and start one that aligns with your goals. At the end, you will be on your way to beginning a mentored project and earning a digital badge to display new skills and accomplishments on your resume or portfolio. Learn more or sign up to attend a workshop in early November!


FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiatve

Posted by Tim on September 15, 2021 in Uncategorized

The FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI) annual application process is underway! In the past, the CHI and FBI Honors Internship Program (HIP) application cycle ran concurrently. This year, the HIP posting will run later and open mid – September. Interested applicants must pay attention to the highlighted deadlines. 

As we continue to diversify our workforce, the posting is open to all degree programs. Still, it will focus on applicants with majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Accounting, and Law

Collegiate Hiring Initiative (CHI) – (application cycle – open now until September 30, 2021)

The full-time, entry-level hiring program supports the FBI’s mission and offers participants a chance to explore and transition into various FBI career opportunities. The Collegiate Hiring Initiative recruits graduating seniors, graduates, and post-graduates pursuing Ph.D. degrees.  Students must graduate by June 2022.

For Veterans, eligibility is within six years of the program date (June 2016 – June 2022).

To apply for the Collegiate Hiring Initiative, applicants must:

·         Be a U.S. citizen.

·         Attend/have attended a college or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student.

·         Recent graduates must have graduated within 24 months of the program date (within 72 months for veterans).

·         Upcoming graduates must graduate by June of the program start year (for example, for the 2022 Collegiate Hiring Initiative, students must graduate by June 2022).

·         Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application and through graduation.

·         Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance.

Honors Internship Program (HIP) – (application cycle – open date Monday, September 13, 2021, until October 17, 2021)

The Honors Internship Program (HIP) is a 10-week, paid internship for college undergraduate and graduate students to learn and explore FBI careers while working directly with FBI personnel across the United States. The internship will run during summer 2022, but the student must attend school full time in the Fall following the Summer internship to qualify. 

To apply for the Honors Internship Program, applicants must:

·         Be a U.S. citizen.

·         Attend a college or university full time as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. Students are not eligible to graduate before the program start date; exceptions are permitted to continue their education in the following semester.

·         Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better at the time of application, throughout the application process, and for the duration of the internship program.

·         A student attending a school that does not provide a GPA will need to meet alternate criteria. Instead of a 3.0 GPA or higher, the applicant must have maintained at least a 3.0 high school GPA and have scored 1500 out of 2400 on the SAT (1000 out of 1600 on new SATs) or scored a 21 or higher on the ACT.

·         Pass all of the FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to receive a Top Secret Clearance

Please review the link for additional information on both programs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or contact the Buffalo Applicant Program (716) 856-7800.


UB Startup Week

Posted by Tim on September 15, 2021 in Uncategorized

Join us to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation
UB Startup Week – September 19-24

A celebration of UB’s innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and like-minded students. The series of programs will catalyze students to find their inner entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information and to register to attend, visit:

LaunchPad Workshop YouTube | Sunday. Sept. 19th at Noon EST, Virtual

Continue to expand your entrepreneurial mindset and skills. Watch the Time Management for Entrepreneurs video available asynchronous on YouTube.

Founder Stories with Max RingelheimUB Alumnus and Serial-Entrepreneur | Tues., Sept. 21st at 5:30 – 6:30 pm EST, UB’s Downtown Incubator at CBLS, 701 Ellicott St., UB Downtown Campus (Transportation provided)

A raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur. A passionate tech entrepreneur who graduated from the University at Buffalo. Max Ringelheim in 2015 co-founded the global Hoverboard fad through his viral brand PhunkeeDuck. Max now owns an emerging media brand called When Going Viral.

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition | Wed., Sept. 22nd, Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST, Harriman Hall, UB South Campus

Some choose to forgo the traditional model of starting a business from an idea and select to focus on acquiring and operating an already established business. Often these businesses may have owners who are looking to retire or to pass on the business to someone willing to continue to operate their business. Join us for a discussion about the search process of entrepreneurship through acquisition.

Erie Hack Night | Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 6:00- 7:30 p.m. EST, Virtual:

Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition that unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s greatest challenges. Join the completion through a virtual Hack night!

UB Open Coffee Club | Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST, 220 Student Union, UB North Campus

A weekly gathering for innovators and makers at the University at Buffalo. Networking is the best way to have your coffee!

Get Seeded! | Thurs., Sept. 23rd, 7 – 8:00 p.m. EST, 222 Student Union, UB North Campus

A monthly pitch competition offering seed funding, where the audience votes to invest in ideas presented by University at Buffalo students. Apply to pitch: or join to cheer on and vote for your favorite pitch.

Are You Up For The Challenge Pop-Up | Thurs., September 23rd, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST, Student Union (SU) Lobby, UB North Campus

Get flipping – Pop by the Student Union to flip through challenges you’re interested in solving. Then practice what you’re going to say to the STEAM Job + Internship Fair employers, who are invested in solving the same challenges you are. Handshake preview page:

Startup Planning: Customer Discovery Lab | Fri. 24th, Noon – 1:30 pm EST, 107 Capen Hall (Silverman Library), UB North Campus

Every business needs a deep understanding of the audience they are marketing their products or services to. Join the design lab to explore the steps of customer discovery, learn about the tools and resources behind the process, and gain insight into conducting customer interviews. A collaboration with UB Libraries and UB’s Startup Ventures.

UB Startup Week is hosted by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad in partnership with UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub.


Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity 2021-2022

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  This can be earned either by completing an Honors petition or getting academic credit through your department.  The schedule is flexible, but our intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit). 

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Honors International Cafe, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits.  This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Updating/maintaining the Honors Highlights email and Honorable mention blogs.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the semester.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Friday, May 7, 2021 by 4:30 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 10, 2021 and May 14, 2021.


UB Alumni Association Scholarship and Award Opportunities

Posted by Tim on November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

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