Orientation 2.0

What's Orientation 2.0? When you arrive on campus for your first semester, we give you as much information as possible at Orientation. But, we know that this can be an overwhelming time, so we’ve decided to break it up!

Throughout the semester, we’re highlighting various events and resources across campus to connect you with all that UB has to offer.

Spring 2024 Events

Creating Your Personal UB Website

Monday, January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m.

UB students, faculty and staff are provided with space to create a personal website. You can create an online resume or share your interests with friends and colleagues. Get creative and learn about creating your own personal website in this workshop hosted by the Graduate School.

Writing Your CV Workshop for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Wednesday, January 31 | 4-5 p.m.

This workshop, co-hosted by the Graduate School and the Career Design Center, teaches you top CV tips, how to update and rework your CV with recommended guidelines, understand common CV mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to tailor and build a stand-out CV.

Financial Wellness Workshop

Tuesday, February 6 | 1-2:30 p.m.

Learn how your relationship with money can be critical to managing your finances. Hear about the psychology of money and how it relates to your spending behaviors, financial goal setting, and how a spending plan (i.e., budget) is the proper foundation for building long-term financial security. Start early to build a solid financial future by maintaining healthy behaviors around money and building a spending plan for you.

Job Search Strategies for PhD Candidates

Wednesday February 14 | 4-5 p.m.

In partnership with The Graduate School, the Career Design Center is thrilled to offer a career and professional development workshop for PhD candidates. This workshop will focus on job search tips and strategies in industry and academia.

Productivity Workshop: Increase Efficiency & Effectiveness During Writing Sessions

Wednesday, March 6 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Having difficulty focusing during writing sessions? In this workshop, Productivity Coach Dr. Kate Henry will cover common obstacles that derail writing, reading, and research. Attendees will learn productivity tools to help determine appropriate goals, set boundaries around distractions, and make tangible progress in every work session. We'll end our time with the opportunity to personalize an approach to a future work session by applying the tools we cover.

Fellowships and Grant Writing Basics

Tuesday, March 12 | 9-11 a.m.

Learn about the offerings for UB graduate students from the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, followed by an introduction to grant writing.

Grant Writing for STEM fields: Research Planning for Future PIs

Tuesday, March 19 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Check out what grants are available to researchers in STEM fields, and then learn what funders look for in grant proposals.

Applying for Teaching Jobs in Higher Education

Wednesday, April 10 | 2-3 p.m.

The Graduate School is hosting a workshop for students who are aiming for careers that prioritize teaching. This workshop will provide advice, resources and Q&A time about requesting recommendations, writing application letters, and tailoring CVs to teaching-centric jobs. 

From workshops to seminars to world-renowned speakers, there are hundreds of opportunities to learn and network at UB. Take a look at our upcoming events, designed specifically for our graduate and professional student population.

Be sure to visit UB’s central events calendar for a comprehensive list of what is happening at UB, including conferences, lectures, meetings, seminars, sporting events, and much more.

The University at Buffalo and the Jacobs School offer a wide variety of resources for students from academic support to student life and wellness. We’ve compiled a list of recommended resources for you to check out!