Save the Date: UB Majors & Careers Night!

Posted June 23, 2011 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Important Dates, New Students

Attention freshmen, sophomores, and juniors!

Are you feeling undecided or thinking about changing your major?  Are you interested in talking with representatives from various academic programs to discuss majors and minors and how these relate to future career paths?  Do you want to speak with UB alumni and employers about career fields that interest you?  

If so, mark your calendars and plan to attend:

UB Majors & Careers Night

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time: 5:30-7 PM
Location: Student Union Lobby and Social Hall

Come and enjoy free food and great networking opportunities with UB faculty, staff, and alumni!

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


CareerFEST—The Job & Internship Fair for All Majors is Coming March 4th!

Posted February 24, 2011 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General

Don’t miss the largest fair of the season! CareerFEST features local and national employers that are seeking candidates from a wide variety of majors for full–time and internship positions.  The event features career exploration and networking opportunities for freshmen  and sophomores, and job and internship opportunities for juniors and seniors.  Students are asked to log in to BullsEye to see the growing list of employers who will be attending!

Date: Friday, March 4, 2011
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Ed Wright Practice Facility (Triple Gym), Alumni Arena, UB North Campus

For more information on CareerFEST, stop by Career Services at 259 Capen Hall to get your resume critiqued before the event!

For additional programs being offered by UB’s Career Services visit:


Attend ONE of these Advising Group Sessions!

Posted October 25, 2010 in Academic & Other Workshops, General, New Students


How to Register for Spring Classes

How to Navigate the Class Schedule & Catalog

Common FAQ’s When Building Your Schedule

& Much More!!

Thursday, November 11th @ 12:30 PM

All sessions located in Capen 201, North Campus (Second floor of Undergraduate Library)

To attend, RSVP to Lisa H. Tuyn at


Attend the 2010 Majors & Careers Night 10/26/2010

Posted October 25, 2010 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General

Confused about MAJORS and CAREERS? Please join us at…


Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Student Union Lobby & Social Hall

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· ADVISORS FROM UB DEPARTMENTS will be available to meet with you to discuss majors and minors!


African American Studies * American Studies * Anthropology * Architecture & Environmental Design * Asian Studies * Biochemistry * Biology * Biomedical Sciences * Biophysics * Biotechnology * Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry * Classics * Communication * Computer Science * Economics * English * Exercise Science * Film Studies & Media Study * Geography * Geology * Global Gender Studies * Graduate School of Education * History * Linguistics * Mathematics * Medical Technology * Music * Nuclear Medicine Technology * Nursing * Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy * Pharmacology & Toxicology * Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences * Philosophy * Physical Therapy * Physics * Political Science * Pre-Health * Pre-Law * Psychology * Romance Languages & Literatures * Social Sciences Interdisciplinary * Sociology * Special Major * Speech & Hearing * Theater & Dance * UB Engineering * Visual Studies & Art History * Undecided/Exploratory….and more!!

· A rare chance to meet with UB ALUMNI & PROFESSIONALS in a variety of career fields who want to speak to YOU and help you with your career decisions!

Business & Finance * Business Administration * Education (Coaching, Higher Education, Teaching) * Human Services (Social Work, School Counseling) * Engineering & Technical * Healthcare * Human Resources * Information Technology * Marketing & Sales * Media & Broadcasting * Non Profit * Public Relations * Writing… and more!



* Where do my strengths need to be to do well in this major/program?
* What programs do you offer? Major(s)? Minor? Joint majors? Combined degrees? Other? Which program would fit my needs best?
* What courses and experiences are required for this major? What are the pre-requisite courses and are there internships, research opportunities, and other opportunities needed?
* What skills and other competencies will I develop through this major?
* Where have graduates of your program gone?
* What is the size of the department? Typically, how large are the classes?
* Who is the advisor for this department and what is his/her contact information?


* What is your educational background (major, graduate or professional degrees, etc.)?
* How did you get started in this field?
* What kind of experience, skills, and talents are necessary to succeed in this field?
* What is your typical workday like?
* What do you like best/least about your work?
* What advice would you have for students considering this career field?
* May I contact you sometime in the future if I have additional questions?

* Think broadly about majors as many majors relate to numerous career fields and prepare students for similar work environments and graduate programs.
* Think broadly about career and industries. Many of the alumni/mentors have experience in more than one career field or industry so be sure to spend some time in more than one area of the room.
* Collect any handouts, business cards or other materials as you speak with departments and alumni/mentors. This way, you can follow up with them later when you have any additional questions.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! No pre-registration is necessary, just come on over to the Union on Tuesday evening!

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The UB MAJORS AND CAREERS NIGHT is brought to you by Student Advising Services, Career Services, and the UB Alumni Association.


Attend this Upcoming Choosing a Major Workshop!

Posted October 2, 2010 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Important Dates

  • Are you feeling undecided about a major or thinking of changing your major?
  • Do you want to learn common myths and realities that often shape students’ decisions when choosing a major?
  • Do you think that once you choose a major you’re locked into a specific career for life?
  • Do you want to gain valuable tips on navigating the choosing a major process and discover information you need to make good choices regarding majors, minors, and other academic opportunities at UB?

If so, then this workshop is for you!

“MAJOR” Decisions: Choosing an Academic Program that’s Right for You
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time: 2:00-2:50 PM
Location: 145A Student Union

Remember: If you are feeling undecided about a major or thinking of changing your major, you are not alone!

Come to this valuable workshop and use the following additional resources to help you:


Changing Your Major Web Site

Choosing a Major Web

Student Advising Services (SAS)

Undergraduate Advising Web



Student Success Workshop: Time Management

Posted September 20, 2010 in Academic & Other Workshops, General, Study Tips


5 Tips to Manage your Time in College

1.                   Use your student planner

Before you buy textbooks, lab equipment, or that first round of pizza be sure that you have invested in a student planner. Make sure that it is stylish and fits your personality so that you will use it on a consistent basis.  Your planner should be with you every moment of every day that you are at school (and preferably even with you when you’re not!). Think of your planner as your “brain”; once you write something down in it, the task will get done…and you don’t need to have the date or time rattling around in your head any longer.

2.                   Watch your credit-hours

It’s tempting to succumb to pressure from parents, peers, or professors to take a large load of courses , especially when there are so many interesting topics you want to study and learn about. However, before taking the plunge into a massive number of credits, be sure to think carefully about the time requirements involved.

Typically, a 3-credit hour course requires 3 seated hours in a classroom plus 3 outside hours (study on your own) for each credit hour taken. Therefore, one class can occupy 12 hours of your time! Multiply this by 5 (for a 15 credit hour schedule), and your get 60 hours of occupied time.  That’s more than some full-time jobs!

3.                   Try to work on-campus

Working is an inevitable part of life, but sometimes we can make it more convenient to our lifestyle. Have you checked out the Career Services web page for opportunities available right on campus? Think about how this would limit the commute time involved with working off-campus and perhaps give you the opportunity to study while making a bit of spending money.

Generally, students who are taking a full load of academic classes (i.e., 12 credits) should try to stay around 20 hours of work per week. This is a good rule of thumb to follow when trying to decide how much you should take on while attempting to excel academically.

4.                   Go to class

This should not be under estimated. GO TO CLASS!  No matter how much you believe that all the material you need to know is covered in the textbook or PowerPoint slides you are setting yourself up for a difficult time if you don’t attend lecture. The lecture provides the professor the opportunity to elaborate on information (hopefully previously read) and to give concrete examples of concepts.  If nothing else, view the lecture as yet another opportunity to study material that you have previously read and to better prepare yourself for the inevitable test.

5.                   Get comfortable with your syllabi

You should take the time now to go over your syllabi and list all due dates, tests, projects, and other deadlines in your student planner. This way you won’t have to worry about flipping through your syllabi each day to make sure that you have everything done. This will also allow you to plan your week more effectively since you will be able to see what weeks have many assignments due and what weeks are sparser.  You can also take a few moments and see if there are any areas where you might be able to get ahead on some of you work should something come up and you can’t complete everything on a weekly basis.


Need tutoring? Check out the Math Place & the Writing Place

Posted August 31, 2010 in Academic & Other Workshops, General, New Students, Study Tips


Are you struggling with your Math or English course? If so, check out the Math Place & the Writing Place.

The Math Place

The Writing Place


Looking for a leadership opportunity? Try REALM!

Posted September 10, 2009 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Uncategorized

From the Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement:

REALM, a one-day leadership-mentoring program, scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th, will help broaden your leadership perspective and    knowledge of the skills needed to succeed. Students who are accepted into the program will be matched with a successful local business, non-profit or government leader to learn about leadership in the real world. Deadline to apply for the Fall 2009 REALM program is Friday, September 18th.


Save the Date: Majors and Careers Night 2009

Posted June 5, 2009 in Academic & Other Workshops, Exploring Majors & Careers, New Students


Are you undecided or confused about majors? Do you want to explore careers and network with University at Buffalo alumni? If so, please mark your calendars and plan to attend:

The 2009 Majors and Careers Night

Thursday October 22, 2009

5-7 PM

Student Union Lobby and Social Hall (Flag Room)

An event for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who want to explore how UB’s academic choices relate to future career plans.

Meet with advisors from 80+ academic majors and UB Alumni in a variety of professions.  Join us for food, prizes, and great networking opportunities with UB faculty, staff, and alumni!


Attend One of these How to Register Workshops!

Posted March 30, 2009 in Academic & Other Workshops, General

Are you interested in attending a workshop that will focus on the tools that will be used in the process of registering for courses in the upcoming Summer and/or Fall 2009 semesters?  If so, then you won’t want to miss one of these upcoming workshops!  Come and learn how to use the Undergraduate Catalog and DARS as planning tools, utilize the Class Schedule to find courses, and register for courses using Web Registration.  You will also learn how to look at the SRC Calendars to find when this spring semester’s grades will be posted and discuss why schedules should be adjusted based on grades.

Attend One of these How to Register Workshops to Help You!

Wednesday, 4/1/09 – 4-4:50 pm – Room Norton 17


Thursday, 4/9/09 – 3-3:50 pm, Room Norton 111