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. This spring, we’re highlighting mental health and wellness, and career development.

Spring 2023 Events

Climate Survey Town Hall

Thursday, January 26 | 4 p.m.

Levy Room 6201

Join the Biomedical Graduate Student Government and the Office of Biomedical Education for a Town Hall to discuss the results of the Graduate Climate Survey. We will also share new initiatives developed to strengthen our academic and student support services while also hearing from you on how we can continue to create an inclusive research environment.

Skillshop Lunch and Learn: Taking your PhD to Industry

Thursday, February 23 | 12-1 p.m.

259 Capen Hall | Zoom

The Graduate School has partnered with the Career Design Center to offer a lunch and learn skillshop designed for PhD students interested in careers in industry. Register for the upcoming skillshop.

Wednesday, March 15 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Learn how to approach your goals with intention instead of overwhelm in this workshop with Dr. Kate Henry, productivity coach. We’ll cover Slow Productivity practices like learning when to shift from perfect to good, how to differentiate between goals and stretch goals, how to build in blank space and breaks into your days, how to utilize reflection to shift your approach when you hit an obstacle, and more. Attendees will leave this workshop with next steps for applying Slow Productivity to their own practices.

Biomedical Sciences Career Exposure Days

April 3, 10, 17 | 4-5 p.m.

955 Main St | Dozoretz, Room 2220B

Join us to learn more about potential biomedical career paths available to you, outside of the traditional academic postdoctoral fellowship. Each information session will include a curated panel that will share their path to their non-academic research career following their biomedical graduate studies. This will be an open environment for all attendees to participate and ask questions about the panelist’s careers and roles within their current companies.

  • April 3rd - Academic Administration. Panelists: Anyango Kamina, PhD (UB, Student Development and Administration), Hannah Norris, PhD (UB, Program Development), and Joseph Costa, PhD (UB, Pathology Instructor)
  • April 10th - Industry Careers. Panelists: Nick Risch, MS (Thermo Fisher, R&D Scientist), Naveen Bangia, PhD (Nova Biosciences, Medical and Scientific Affairs), and Guinevere Bell, PhD (Data Sciences International, Account Executive)
  • April 17th - Alternative Careers. Panelists: Benjamin Rein, PhD (Stanford University, SciComm), Erin Higgins, PhD (UPenn, Patent Law), and Michelle Scotland, PhD (Erie County Forensic Science)

Hosted by the Jacobs School Graduate Student Ambassador Mentor Team.

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!