Tuesday
01/27/15

Attend the COSD Full Access Student Summit!

Posted January 27, 2015 in General, Students with Disabilities

Have you ever wished you could sit down with an employer before applying for a job and just let them know your story? Do you feel like you cannot get past the online job application? If so, consider attending the Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) FULL ACCESS Student Summit on April 10-11, 2015 in Atlanta, GA!

The COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit brings 60 select college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with disabilities to meet with representatives from 11 top U.S. companies to discuss career employment for individuals with disabilities. The event is open to all college students (and recent graduates with disabilities) at the sophomore level and above, from any college or university and is at no charge to student attendees.

The application deadline is March 18, 2015.

The COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit brings together 60 select college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with disabilities to meet with representatives from 11 top U.S. companies to discuss career employment for individuals with disabilities.

This year in Atlanta, there will be representatives from:
*AT&T
*Delta Airlines
*Disney
*Ernst & Young (EY)
*General Electric (GE)
*KPMG
*Lowe’s
*McKesson
*Northrop Grumman
*PwC
*Texas Instruments

The COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit is not a job fair, but an opportunity to discuss with employers what they are seeking from potential candidates and how you can best prepare for the application. These employers are committed to hiring individuals with disabilities, and can act as an excellent network for your career search endeavors. While this is not a job fair, past attendees of the Summit have secured internships and full-time employment with companies represented at the Summit!

Transportation to the Summit is the financial responsibility of the attendee, but COSD pays for food and lodging. Make an investment in yourself and in your future! Students who have attended past summits commented that the COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit opened their eyes to the many employers who are seeking to hire individuals with disabilities, and they left feeling more confident about their career search than ever before.

For more information and to apply visit COSD.

Wednesday
10/01/14

Universal Yoga is Starting – All Students Are Welcome!

Posted October 1, 2014 in General, Students with Disabilities

Fall 2014 Universal Design Yoga Classes
Tuesdays, October 7 — November 11, 2014
4:30 pm — 6 pm
Greiner Hall: B-Wing Classrooms

Universal Design Yoga is for ALL Students, including:
*International Students
*Veterans and military students
*Students with Disabilities
*Students who are Feeling Stressed-out

All levels of yoga experience are welcome but experience is not required. All props and assistance provided. Please wear clothes that you are able to move in.

Why Attend?
*Increase relaxation
*Decrease stress
*Improve sleep
*Increase focus and attention
*It’s Fun!

Student Comments:
“This was my first ever yoga class and I absolutely loved it!”
”The class was very relaxing, not difficult and the teachers were great.”
“Extremely positive experience.”

Questions?
Contact Susan Mann Dolce of UB’s Accessibility Resources (AR) or call AR at 716.645.2608.

Tuesday
09/02/14

Are You a Student with a Disability Seeking Employment?

Posted September 2, 2014 in General, Students with Disabilities

Are you a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student with a disability? Are you looking for a paid internship or full-time employment through the federal government? If so, you are encouraged to register for the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)!

Here’s what to do!
1. Candidates must register and complete the application on the WRP database through the Student Self Registration page at https://wrp.gov/registerstudent. Student registration opened in late August. Please complete this registration as soon as possible since candidate registrations must be approved by the campus coordinator before candidates can complete their applications.
2. Meet with Kristin Harte from UB’s Accessibility Resources office about the process and get approved!
3. Fill out the application.
4. INTERVIEW!

If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Harte at kkohl2@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-5589. Please also see the attached flyer for more details!

Thursday
05/22/14

Apply to Student Support Services!

Posted May 22, 2014 in Extra Help & Tutoring, General, Students with Disabilities

UB’s Student Support Services Program (SSS) has space available for more students and helps students in every major achieve their goals. If you are enrolled in summer classes and especially if you may be having academic difficulty, then apply and take advantage of SSS today!

SSS is for students interested in making the most of their education at UB and offers:
• Holistic guidance and helpful information from an assigned advisor on academic, personal, financial, and career topics
• Free tutoring in all subjects (available evenings and weekends too)
• Laptop and recording pen loans
• Connections with UB students, staff, and faculty
• Help applying for scholarships, internships, and to graduate/professional schools

Apply to SSS in 215 Norton Hall or access the application online at: www.cpmc.buffalo.edu/sss.

Tuesday
02/25/14

March 20th is the Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities!

Posted February 25, 2014 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Students with Disabilities

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

The Bender Virtual Career Fair is FREE to attend for students and alumni with disabilities. It is scheduled for March 20, 2014. This is a great opportunity for college students and college graduates with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including ANSYS, FAA, PwC, TD Ameritrade, UPMC and more great employers!

• Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities
• Access opportunities within a wide range of careers
• Chat with employers across the nation
• Public and private sector opportunities available
• Interview with ease
• Participate from the comfort of your home, dorm room or favorite coffee shop
• Discuss careers and internships with multiple employers
• End-to-end accessible technology platform
• No business suit or travel required
• No printed out resumes necessary

Register at: www.disability.careereco.net
For information contact: bender@careereco.com or 770.980.0088

Wednesday
02/05/14

NASA Offering Paid Internships for Students with Disabilities!

Posted February 5, 2014 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Students with Disabilities

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through their internship programs. And internships are a great way to get experience!

Apply now for summer 2014 internships, as the deadline for submitting applications is by Friday, March 14, 2014. Students are encouraged to apply early because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early and the likelihood of being selected decreases the longer students wait.

Students can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/.

For further information or for help with applying, contact Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq., NASA Engineer & Registered Patent Attorney at kenneth.a.silberman@nasa.gov.

Wednesday
11/13/13

Attention Students with Disabilities! Looking for a Scholarship?

Posted November 13, 2013 in General, Students with Disabilities

UB’s Office of Accessibility Resources has announced important information on two scholarships available to UB students with disabilities.

The Mary Ann Bagus Memorial Scholarship Fund – For more information and to apply, visit the following flyer and return to UB’s Accessibility Resources Office in 25 Capen Hall by 5 PM on Monday December 2, 2013.

The Felix Infausto Scholarship Fund for UB Students with Physical Disabilities – For more information and to apply, visit the following flyer and return to UB’s Accessibility Resources Office in 25 Capen Hall by 5 PM on Monday, December 2, 2013. Or email electronic applications to stu-accessibility@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
10/01/13

Attend Disability and the Media: A Community Dialogue!

Posted October 1, 2013 in General, Students with Disabilities

Disability and the Media: A Community Dialogue is presented by the Disability Education & Advocacy Network (DEAN) of Western New York.

DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2013
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Harriman Hall, UB South Campus
Cost: Free! (Breakfast and lunch are provided.)
Register: https://www.ubevents.org/event/2013disabilityandmedia
Early registration ends Oct. 18, 2013.

Join prominent scholars, media representatives, community activists, and students in what promises to be an interesting and exciting conversation.

This event is FREE and open to the public but pre-registration is required.

For more information contact mrembis@gmail.com

Disability and the Media: A Community Dialogue is sponsored by: Disability, Education, & Advocacy Network (DEAN) of WNY; ACCESS-VR; Deaf Access Services; Epilepsy Association of Western New York; Erie County Office for the Disabled; Learning Disabilities Association of WNY; Museum of disABILITY History; People, Inc.; Planned Futures Financial Group; Self Advocacy Association of NYS; Starlight Studio and Art Gallery; UB Accessibility Resources; UB Center for Disability Studies; and Western New York Independent Living Inc.

Thursday
09/19/13

Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities!

Posted September 19, 2013 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Students with Disabilities

Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship?

The Bender Virtual Career Fair is being held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 and is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities!

It is a great opportunity for college students (and college graduates) with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation and to interact with employers via chat sessions. Such employers include: Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & more!

Interested students can register online at www.disability.careereco.net.

Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities!

Participate from the comfort of your home, your dorm room or your favorite coffee shop! No business suit required.

No printed resumes necessary.

For more information contact bender@careereco.com or call 770.980.0088.

Thursday
09/19/13

NASA is Looking for Student Interns with Disabilities!

Posted September 19, 2013 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General, Students with Disabilities

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through their internship programs!

Students can apply for summer 2014 internships, starting on Friday, November 1, 2013 and the deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 14, 2014.

NASA will begin extending offers to students as early as Monday, February 3, 2014 so they encourage students to apply early because the best opportunities are likely to be filled early and the likelihood of students being selected decreases the longer they wait.

Students can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) site at http://intern.nasa.gov/.

Summer 2014 internships run from early June until early August for college students. All student interns get paid, however, they are responsible for their own housing.

For further information or for help with applying, consult the following letter and FAQ’s or contact Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq., NASA Engineer & Registered Patent Attorney at kenneth.a.silberman@nasa.gov.