Get Accepted: Preparing Competitive Applications to Graduate Programs in the Arts & Sciences!

Posted October 23, 2015 in Academic & Other Workshops, General, Have You Heard from Your Peers, Uncategorized

Are you thinking about UB graduate school? It’s never too early to plan your next step! Join the UB College of Arts and Sciences for a panel discussion with faculty who make UB graduate admissions decisions and current graduate students who have successfully navigated the admissions process. During this session, current students will share their insight on why they chose to attend graduate school and why UB was the right fit for them. Faculty will provide insight on the graduate school research, application, and selection process.

This session is open to any student, but may be best suited for those who are at least sophomores in the arts, sciences, humanities or social science majors.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 145 Student Union

RSVP to attend today!


Interested in Studying Abroad?

Posted September 15, 2014 in Academic & Other Workshops, General

Take advantage of the following important study abroad opportunities below, sponsored by UB’s Study Abroad Office!

Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at UB, Debra Street, will discuss the details and goals of her semester long faculty-led program for Spring 2015 in London, England. To learn more about this particular program, visit the online program brochure and attend her information session to learn more!
Thursday, September 18: 5:00-6:00pm, 214 Norton

When will UB Abroad? Learn how you can earn UB credit studying overseas! Attend the Study Abroad Fair to: Learn about 60+ UB programs, Meet with UB faculty to learn about their unique faculty-led programs, Talk with study abroad alumni to learn about their experiences abroad, Browse 600+ SUNY programs from SUNY campus representatives, Gather information on financial aid and available scholarships, and Find the program that is right for you!
Wednesday, September 24th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Capen Lobby

This workshop will introduce students to scholarships for study abroad. We will cover those scholarships offered through the Office of International Education, various academic departments at UB, as well as national scholarships such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Boren Scholarship Program.
Thursday, September 25th 4pm-5pm, Capen 107

Come to one of these sessions and learn more about the first steps of making study abroad a reality. The group advising sessions will cover the preliminary tasks of studying abroad, such as: researching study abroad options, identifying the program that is right for you, preparing a study abroad application, working with academic and financial aid advisors, and obtaining scholarship information.
Wednesday, September 17: 3:00-4:00pm, Academies 17 Norton
Thursday, September 25: 3:00-4:00pm, Clemens 123
Wednesday, October 1: 3:00-4:00pm, Academies 17 Norton
Thursday, October 9: 3:00-4:00pm, Park 152

Come to a session and learn more about the first steps of making study abroad a reality. UB students who have studied abroad will share their experiences and help you learn more about the available programs in these regions of the world. The location-based info session will also cover some preliminary tasks of studying abroad, such as navigating the study abroad website and researching study abroad options.
Thursday, September 18: 11:00-11:50am, Talbert 112 (Europe)
Tuesday, September 23: 4:00-4:50pm, Talbert 112 (UK & Australia)
Thursday, October 2: 11:00-11:50am, Talbert 112 (Asia)
Tuesday, October 7: 11:00-11:50am, Talbert 112 (Europe)

This workshop will introduce students to fellowships and scholarships for study abroad as an undergraduate and for graduate level work. Register for this workshop through Life & Learning Workshops. This workshop will cover fellowships and scholarships only open to U.S. citizens. This particular workshop is not intended for international students.
Wednesday, November 12: 3:00-4:00 pm, 107 Capen
Presented by: Elizabeth Colucci, Fellowships & Scholarships, with the Office of Study Abroad and the UB Fulbright Program.
For more information please contact or call 716-645-6134.

The University at Buffalo Study Abroad Programs office is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 12th annual Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition on Thursday, November 13, 2014. UB returning study abroad participants have been invited to submit photos taken in a variety of locations and situations all around the world to be judged and displayed in our World View: UB Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition on the University’s North Campus Student Union Social Hall (Flag Room, 2nd Floor) from 11am-3pm. This event has become increasingly popular each year and offers the perfect opportunity to showcase the artwork and experiences of our study abroad alumni.
Thursday, November 13th: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Student Union Social Hall (2nd Floor)


Study Skills Workshops!

Posted September 19, 2013 in Academic & Other Workshops, General, Students with Disabilities

Would you like to learn how to become a successful student? Are you interested in learning new study skills to help you succeed? Do you just want to learn HOW to study?

UB’s office of Accessibility Resources is offering a 6-week study skills workshop! Over the 6-weeks, you will learn many skills, from time management, to preparing for a test, to note-taking. You can attend all or part of the series to learn skills to help you succeed.

Sessions will be held either Wednesday’s or Thursday’s depending on student availability.

For more information or to sign-up, contact Kala Rounds at


Major of the Month: Psychology

Posted September 19, 2013 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Uncategorized

Interested to learn tips for job and internship searching for psychology majors? Want to learn more about various career opportunities with psychology majors?

UB’s office of Career Services is continuing a program called Major of the Month and psychology is being highlighted in the month of September. For more internship and career-related information on psychology, stop by Career Services in 259 Capen Hall throughout September to review a display of books and other relevant psychology materials to guide your major and career exploration search!

Also attend:
*Psychology Majors: Job & Internship Searching – Wednesday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 pm – Room 330 Student Union

*Psychology Majors Panel Discussion – Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 pm – Room 145A Student Union

The Major of the Month is brought to you by Career Services, 259 Capen Hall, 716-645-2231,


Is Your UB Grade Point Average below a 2.0?

Posted September 12, 2013 in Academic & Other Workshops

Is Your UB Grade Point Average below a 2.0? If the answer is yes, then you are not in Good Academic Standing and you have a Grade Point Deficit.

What is a Grade Point Deficit? First you need to know how a Grade Point Average is computed. If your course is Letter Graded, each Letter Grade has a specific numerical value: A = 4.0, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.0, etc Refer the Explanation of Grades – Undergraduate Catalog.

Each course is taken for a specific number of credit hours. To determine the number of Grade Points earned for a course, multiply the number of credit hours by the Grade Point value for the Letter Grade. Ex: Student took a 3.0 credit hour course, and earn a final grade of B+. The student would have earned 9.99 Grade Points for that course (3.0 * 3.33 [B+]).

To be considered to be in Good Academic Standing a student meeds to earn a 2.0 or higher Grade Point Average. (Academic Standards Review – Undergraduate Catalog). If you have a UB GPA below a 2.0, then you have a Grade Point Deficit.
Computing a GPA and Grade Point Deficit

If you have a Grade Point Deficit, you should me with an academic advisor immediately to discuss strategies to get back into Good Academic Standing. ref=””>Undergraduate Advising Directory


Attention Sophomores!

Posted August 29, 2013 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General

Welcome Back Class of 2016!

UB would like to officially welcome you back to campus with our upcoming SOPHOMORE START UP event designed specifically with you in mind!

Join us on Tuesday, September 10 from 4pm-6pm in the C-wing of Greiner Hall for a fun-filled evening with FOOD, PRIZES, ENTERTAINMENT and TARGETED RESOURCES to celebrate your return and ways you can jump start your academic and career goals. You will be able to meet with staff from various UB departments as well as talk with other Second Year students.

This event is open to ALL Second Year students whether you live on or off campus.

For further information on the Sophomore Start Up event visit:

For valuable information on Second Year Student Resources visit:


Undergraduate Research Fair: Innovate…Create…Celebrate

Posted September 7, 2012 in 101Essentials, Academic & Other Workshops, New Students

Undergraduate Research Fair: Innovate…Create…Celebrate

Friday, September 14
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Oscar A. Silverman Library, Capen Hall

Undergraduate research experiences engage you in hands-on projects, as you work closely with faculty mentors in laboratories, research centers, and independent environments. You will apply concepts and theories, extend your knowledge and competencies, sharpen problem solving, communication, and collaborative skills. Through these experiences, students often refine their academic and professional interests, and build toward scholarships, fellowships and graduate opportunities.

Within our changing economy, employers are increasingly prioritizing innovation, problem solving, team work, and communication; many of the same skills that are developed through mentored research experiences. Attend interactive workshops providing inside information about maximizing and leveraging research experiences toward academic and professional success. Workshops will be held in 107 Capen Hall inside the Oscar A. Silverman Library and will include:

  • Noon – 12:50 p.m.: Workforce 2020: Career Skills for The New Economy
  • 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.: Finding a Research Opportunity through CURCA | Research Leads to Fellowships and Scholarships
  • 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.: Faculty Perspectives on Undergraduate Research

Students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to attend and can pre-register at

Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Team: CADS, CURCA, SEAS, Undergraduate Academies, UB Honors College and UB Libraries.


Summer Project – Is it Time to Review your Current Plan?

Posted May 11, 2012 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers

Finals Grades are being posted.  As you review your Spring and cumulative grades it might be time to evaluate whether you are on the correct academic path, in particular if your prerequisite grades do not meet departmental requirements.

The Office of Careers Services offers a free program called MyPlan.  Listed below is a description of the program.

MyPlan Computerized Guidance Program (Free)

  • Helps you learn more about how your interests, values, and abilities fit into the world of work and relate to specific occupations.
  • Provides detailed information on occupations, educational opportunities, and industries.
  • A counseling session is highly recommended to help you maximize the use of your results.
  • Get started! MyPlan is a free tool that you can begin accessing on your own by viewing the MyPlan Login Instructions.

MyPlan Login Instructions: PDF (113KB) | Word (108KB)


Attend the UB Majors & Careers Night on October 25th!

Posted October 21, 2011 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Important Dates, New Students

Please join us at the UB Majors & Careers Night – Tuesday, 10/25/11, 5:30-7 pm in the Student Union Lobby & Social Hall!

Geared toward freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, this event is an excellent opportunity to talk with advisors and faculty from various academic programs to discuss majors, minors and other academic opportunities available at UB.  Since Spring 2012 registration is right around the corner, be sure you are ready and get your questions answered!

The UB Majors & Careers Night also provides the rare opportunity to speak with UB alumni and area professionals about a diversity of careers to help you with your career decisions!

Free food and prizes will also be provided!  We look forward to seeing you there!

The UB Majors & Careers Night is sponsored by the offices of Student Advising Services, Career Services and the UB Alumni Association.


Want to Earn a 4.0?

Posted September 7, 2011 in 101Essentials, Academic & Other Workshops, Did You Know?, New Students, Study Tips, Uncategorized

Student Advising Services will be co-sponsoring the Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Woldman Theater, 112 Norton Hall.  Learn how to:

  • Reduce study time with increased effectiveness
  • Master any Math or Science class
  • Remember what you read in one simple step

Free 4.0 Learning System Workbooks to the 1st 200 students.

Primary sponsor: CSTEP. Co-sponsors: ACE, Acker, EOP, SSSP, McNair, NSBE, and SAS