Graduation

My final day of my undergraduate career has come and gone as I now look to move on to my graduate studies. It has been a great three and a half years here at UB and I am extremely grateful for the education and opportunities that I received during my time here. Looking back, I definitely made the right choice when I came to UB. I leave my undergraduate career feeling that I received the best possible education that I could have asked for and I feel that I made the most out of my time here. Getting involved on campus really made a difference in my experience and I can tell you first hand that my extracurricular activities have not only boosted my resume but also helped me determine my ultimate career path.

I want to thank all of you out there that have read my blog over the past year and those who I have gotten the chance to meet with at Open Houses. I wish everyone the best of luck in their future academic pursuits and I hope that everyone is able to find a undergraduate experience as rich and fulfilling as I have here at UB.

 

Fall Break

Thanksgiving break is upon us and it is hard to believe that after classes resume there will be only two weeks left in the semester. For me, I now only have two weeks left in my undergraduate career as a whole. I am currently in the process of finishing up all of my graduate school applications and tying up loose ends with my remaining classes.

I had a great four years at UB and I am hoping to continue my education at UB at the graduate level next year. I am applying to a couple of different schools so I will not know until sometime in the spring which programs I was accepted into. In some ways I feel like a senior in high school all over again by having to write entrance essays, collecting letters of recommendation, and sending in transcripts.

If you are a senior in high school NOW is the best time to apply to your top choice schools. So I hope that you perspective students out there are in the process of getting your applications in. If you are applying to UB remember to send in all of your supplemental materials (letters of recommendation, transcripts, ACT/SAT scores). If you have any questions you can always reach the Admissions Office at1-888-UBAdmit.

New Season

The long awaited beginning to the basketball season is here as UB Men’s Basketball is all set to open tonight against St. Peter’s. The home opener is sure to draw a large crowd as UB students come out to support their team. Those attending the games this season are in for a pleasant surprise as they walk into Alumni Arena. Over the past couple of months crews have been busy at work renovating the facility to make it a premier venue for UB students to utilize.

New lighting, and sound systems were part of the first phase of the renovations but the most noticeable addition is the new scoreboard. The state of the art video board will be unveiled at the January 7th game against Kent state. It will feature four 8 by 14 ft. LED video screens to provide live video and instant replay of game action. It also features a LED ring on the bottom of the screens to provide up to the minute scores and stats.

For more information on the Basketball team, or UB athletics in general, click on the link below.

UB Athletics

Great Time to Visit

It was great to see all the perspective students that came to UB this past weekend to take part in the Fall Open House. This year I was given the opportunity to be a part of the student panel discussion for perspective students where I was able to share my experiences at UB. It gave perspective students a chance to directly talk to current students and have their questions answered honestly from a student point of view. It was a bittersweet experience since it is the last Open House for me before I graduate.

Other highlights from the Open House included info tables, presentations from the departments on campus, and tours of both the academic buildings as well as the residence halls. If you were unable to attend but still are interested in visiting UB then you can check out the Fall Discovery Day (mini open house) that is taking place on November 11th. For more information or to sign up for the Discovery Day you can click on the link below.

Discovery Day

Tech Fair

Last week UB’s Career Services office hosted its annual Tech Fair for students interested in pursuing a career in the engineering and technical field. It was great to see employers from various industries come to campus to recruit UB students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

This is my second year working as an intern in the Career Services office on campus so this is the second time I have had the privilege to be a part of this particular career fair. It was exciting to see students who are on the verge of entering the workforce searching for both full time jobs and internship opportunities. The list of employers that took part in the event include Mircosoft, Google, Lockheed Martin, and Bloomberg just to name a few.

If you are interested in some of the other career fairs or events sponsored by the Career Services office you can check out their website by clicking on the link below.

Career Services

Open House

It is hard to believe that we are already a month into the school year. My last semester seems to be flying by! October is fast approaching and that means that UB’s Fall Open House is right around the corner. It is a great way to not only see the campus but also an opportunity to speak with departmental representatives about possible majors and programs. Choosing a college is a really personal process and different for everyone so I would really encourage visiting any college that you are considering to determine if it feels right to you.

Our Fall Open House will feature a variety of tours, presentations, and demonstrations from various departments as well as the opportunity to speak to current UB students to get a real life perspective about what it is like to be a UB student.

For more information on the open house or to register for it you can click on the link below.

Open House

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! The new school year is here as students are moving back on campus and settling into their classes. I am busy working on campus and trying to wrap up my last semester as an undergraduate student so I will be keeping busy these next couple of months.

I spent this summer working my last year in the orientation office and trying to figure out my plans for after graduation. I am in the middle of applying to graduate schools now so that is just one additional thing to add to my plate along with my internship and classes.

It is an exciting time to be a UB student as the new residence hall opened this semester and with the new Engineering building nearing completion. I am looking forward to a great semester and finishing my undergraduate career at UB on a high note.

The End is Here

The end of the year is here and that means that I will be signing off for the summer season! Because this will be my last blog until school starts back up in the fall I wanted to thank those of you out there who have been reading my blog over the past 10 months. I sincerely hope that I was able to pass along some valuable information to those of you that are choosing what college to attend.

I hope that talking about my experiences during my time at UB has helped everyone get a better look into both the academic opportunities and social life that UB has to offer. I am really looking forward to working summer orientation starting in July so if any of you see me at orientation don’t hesitate to say hello. I will be back blogging in the fall as I finish my last semester at UB so I hope that you will keep an eye out for the return of my blog in August. Have a good summer and enjoy the break!

Wrap Up

May is almost here and classes are wrapping up this week as we put a cap on the 2010-2011 school year. It has been the most challenging semester for me academically here at UB. I now only have one semester left in my undergraduate career which is both an exciting and scary statement. I have to use this summer to start to research graduate school programs so it partly feels like I am a high school senior again looking at colleges to go to.

I am working full time over the summer so I am going to have to fit in some time to visit some schools and plan out all the applications that I am going to submit to different graduate schools in the fall. My first choice school for my graduate studies is definitely going to be UB but I am still planning to apply to about 3-4 other programs besides UB.

I’m glad that summer is here and that I am able to take a much needed break from classes but the challenge of applying for graduate school is still looming right around the corner.

Spring Discovery Day

Spring Discovery Day was this past week as students came to both North and South campus to learn more about the various majors and programs that UB has to offer. The Discovery Days, which are essentially mini open houses, are a great way to visit UB and learn more about the school and see first hand what student life is like here at UB.

Students were able to tour each of the campuses and get specific information on majors that they may be interested in pursuing at UB. Because these programs are conducted during normal school days, students are able to get a real feel of what life is like when school is in session.

If you missed the Discovery Day but you still wanted to visit you can still sign up for a tour throughout the summer. Check out the link below to sign up for a tour that fits your schedule.

Visit UB