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!


Apply for the Career Peer Advisor Program!

Posted March 14, 2014 in General, Have You Heard from Your Peers

UB’s Career Services is in search of qualified students for the highly selective Career Peer Advisor Program. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to develop presentation, resume writing/critiquing, and helping skills. During the first semester, students will earn 3 internship credits and will have the opportunity to be paid in the second semester. This program is open to all majors but may be particularly beneficial for students interested in careers in counseling, teaching, human resources, and higher education.

The deadline for students to apply for the 2014-15 academic year is March 26, 2014. The application can be found online.

For further information, see the attached flyer or contact Career Services at 716-645-2231 or 259 Capen Hall, North Campus.


Western New York Prosperity Scholarship | Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Posted January 23, 2014 in Did You Know?, Exploring Majors & Careers, Have You Heard from Your Peers

Seeking students interested in improving the Western New York Region

The selection process for the 2014-2015 WNY Prosperity Scholarship is underway. This scholarship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduates and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Scholarship and summer internship support up to $25K based on financial-need.

Candidates must have at least junior-level standing during the award period; be in good academic standing; have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy; and have financial need. For full details, visit the scholarship website at

Program to Retain UB Graduates in WNY Celebrates Its Largest Scholarship Class


Scholarship Opportunity

Posted November 29, 2011 in 101Essentials, General, Have You Heard from Your Peers

American Association of University Women 2012 Scholarships and Loans for Individuals and Projects in Western New York

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its loans and scholarships for 2012.  The Buffalo Branch of AAUW administers both interest-free loans and scholarship funds for students in the eight counties of Western New York.  Funds for educational loans, grants and scholarships are raised through the branches annual Scholarship Book Sale and by generous donors.

2012 Grants, Loans and Scholarships include:

  • Chamberlin Loans and Funds for Education; Interest-free loans and grants.
  • Velma Cobb Scholarships; for graduating high school seniors.
  • Olga Lindberg Scholarships; for 4th year college students or graduate students.
  • Grassroots Grants Program; for high school leadership projects, community organizations or individual projects.
  • Dorothy Payne Urban Public High School Grant; for urban public high school seniors
  • Dorothy Payne STEM Grants (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics); for students working on an associate’s degree or beyond.
  • Catalyst for Change: For high school seniors, college juniors or graduate students, based on potential or actual activist accomplishments.

AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women.  The organization works to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  The Buffalo Branch of AAUW, founded in 1890, is composed of women leaders from the arts , business, education, government, law medicine, science and technology.

The Catalyst for Change Scholarship will be awarded to students who have demonstrated success in a grassroots effort that has effected positive change for women or girls.


  • The scholarship award amount will be $3,000 each for three winners (one in each of three categories) for a total of $9,000.
  • Categories are: female high school senior; female college junior; female graduate student.
  • Applicant must be attending (full time) any accredited college (two year or four year) the following fall.
  • Applicants must be residing in or attending school in Western New York.
  • Applicant must complete an application.
  • Applicant must submit two letters of support.
  • Applicant must complete a 500-750 word essay.
  • Applicant must obtain an official high school or college transcript forwarded by the school.
  • Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 1, 2012.
  • Applications must be typed or computer generated. Handwritten or incomplete applications will not be considered.

You may obtain an application at our website

Send your questions to

Send completed applications to:

AAUW Catalyst for Change Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 865

Buffalo, NY 14207-0865

AAUW, a non-profit organization, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2012.


Diversity Advocates Needed!

Posted April 22, 2011 in General, Have You Heard from Your Peers

If you are still looking to add a 3-unit (credit) course this fall, consider taking UBE 496 – Diversity Advocates!

Diversity Advocates is offered to ALL undergraduate students regardless of major or class standing.  Learn what it means to be an advocate in a diverse world!  The course includes interactive exercises, field trips, and guest speakers. Spaces fill quickly so register soon!  To find this course, search for UBE 496 in the Class Schedule or through your MyUB HUB Student Center.

For more information on the Diversity Advocates course contact Jodi Stelley-Ceroky, Educational Programming Coordinator, Intercultural and Diversity Center, or


Want to be a Career Peer Advisor?

Posted March 4, 2011 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Have You Heard from Your Peers

Career Services is currently recruiting students for the Career Peer Advisor Internship Program!

The Career Peer Advisor Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to develop presentation, resume writing/critiquing, and helping skills.  This program is open to all majors but may be particularly beneficial for students interested in careers in counseling, teaching, human resources, and higher education.

They are seeking students with good writing and communication skills and a GPA of 3.0 or above.   Students also must be willing to give a full year (2 semester) commitment.   Applications are available at the front desk of Career Services (259 Capen Hall) or online at deadline for students to apply for the 2011-12 academic year is March 25, 2011.

For more information see the attached flyer or contact Lauren Johnson ( or Emily Chabala (, Career Counselors, from UB’s Career Services office.


Do You Know Your Midsemeter Grades?

Posted November 1, 2010 in Did You Know?, Have You Heard from Your Peers, Uncategorized

As we reach the mid-point of the fall semester, NOW is the time to talk with your instructors about your progress in their courses.

If you are a first semester student, your instructors have reported whether you are progressing Satisfactorily (S) or Unsatisfactorily (U) in your classes and an e-mail message has been generated to your UB e-mail account.

While mid-semester evaluations are not grades, nor do they predict your final grades, if you receive an Unsatisfactory (U), it does mean that there may be concerns about your:

Inadequate preparation for class;
Poor study skills;
Adjustment issues;
Or poor performance on tests.

If you receive an Unsatisfactory (U) evaluation or if you have concerns with your current courses, you should do the following at once:

1. Make an appointment with the instructor or visit the instructor during posted office hours to discuss the course and to obtain additional help.

2. Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor. Your Advisor can help you develop strategies to improve your performance.

3. Consult the information about Mid-Semester Review and learn about other success strategies and resources available to you.

If you are considering resigning (R) from a course after speaking with your instructor, make sure that you understand the consequences of course resignation. Changes in your course load may impact your: (1) financial aid; (2) medical insurance eligibility; (3) sequence of required courses; or (4) time to graduation. Prior to resigning, you should speak with an Academic Advisor and Financial Aid.

The last day to resign a course(s) this fall semester is Friday, November 12, 2010 by 11 pm


Do You Identify with these Warning Signs that may Predict Academic Difficulty?*
1) Are you falling behind on assignments?
2) Have you missed several classes recently?
3) Do you feel lost or confused?
4) Are you relying heavily on a friend for help in completing assignments?
5) Do you feel restless and listless, as if something is wrong but you’re not sure what it is?
6) Do you feel constantly tired or spend a lot of time sleeping?

*Source: Adapted from McWhorter, Kathleen T. (2000). Study and critical thinking skills in college. New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

If You Are Experiencing Warning Signs that may Predict Academic Difficulty:

Remember that you are not alone but be sure you utilize these important additional resources to assist you.


Mark these Important Fall Semester Dates!

Posted August 30, 2010 in Have You Heard from Your Peers, Uncategorized

Mark your calendars for these very important Fall 2010 semester dates.


Monday, August 30, 2010 – UB fall classes begin.

Friday, September 3, 2010 – LAST day to drop a Fall 2010 course without financial liability.

Monday, September 6, 2010 – Labor Day. UB is closed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – Rosh Hashanah. Classes canceled after 6 pm.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 – Classes resume at 6 pm.

Friday, September 10, 2010 – LAST day (by 11 pm) to drop/add a Fall 2010 course. Resigning with a grade of “R” begins Saturday, September 11, 2010.

Friday, November 12, 2010 – LAST day (by 11 pm) for ALL UB students to resign a Fall 2010 semester course(s) with a grade of “R”.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010Sunday, November 28, 2010 – Fall Recess. No classes.

Friday, December 10, 2010 – Last day of Fall 2010 classes.

Monday, December 13, 2010 – Monday, December 20, 2010 – Final Exams week.

Learn more about other student calendar listings of important academic, financial, and billing date information. Also, for a list of academic and other workshops offered this fall semester, be sure and consult the Life and Learning Workshops program.


Attend the Celebration of Academic Excellence!

Posted March 30, 2009 in General, Have You Heard from Your Peers

Mark your calendars! The Celebration of Academic Excellence is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2009. This event is a great opportunity to not only celebrate academic success at UB, but to learn why research and out-of-classroom experiences are so vital to one’s development and educational goals.

• See outstanding student performances.
• Learn about undergraduate research.
• Be there for your friends and faculty being honored.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Center for the Arts Atrium, North Campus

• 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Visit the Celebration of Academic Excellence!


Things to do BEFORE Spring Break!

Posted February 27, 2009 in General, Have You Heard from Your Peers

Caitlin is one of two Graduate Assistants in the office of Student Advising Services who wants to help you!  Read her advice on the Things to do BEFORE Spring Break.

Can you believe Spring Break is almost here?  Spring Break begins on Monday, March 9th with classes resuming on Monday, March 16th. Here are some things you might want to think about before you go to the sandy beaches in Florida or head home for the week:

  • If you are heading out early and are going to be missing a class or two, it is important that you speak to your instructors prior to leaving. This way you can complete any work ahead of time or make any provisions so your grade will not be negatively affected.
  • Many professors assign a research paper or some type of project that is due after the break.  Realistically, most of us do not want to be stuck writing a paper over break, so buckle down NOW and get it done! It will be one less thing you have to worry about during break and you can laugh when your classmates are worried about getting things done when they get back!
  • If you are struggling in any of your courses, see your professor or TA now! Don’t want until it is too late. Once we get back from break the semester seems to fly, so take care of any issues now!
  • I know it seems soon, but it’s not too early to start thinking about what classes you want to take this summer and/or next fall. The UB Summer and Fall class schedules are available online so check them out today!
  • Attend a Life and Learning Workshop! There is even one about going home for break! Check out the various workshops – there is sure to be one that peaks your interests!
  • If you are traveling somewhere for break, make sure you have all the phone numbers and addresses of the places you will be and give that information to your family and any close friends.
  • Keep working hard these next few weeks and then you can get in the mindset to enjoy your break. It’s almost here!

I hope you all enjoy your Spring Break and if you are going somewhere, I wish you safe travels!