Student Success Series

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Improving student wellness and academic success

The SEAS Student Success Series familiarizes students with services, resources, and actionable strategies to aid in their personal and academic success at UB. 

Meet Your Academic Advisors

Thursday, September 10 | 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Advising Team for a live session to learn about academic advisor assignments, how advisors can help you throughout your undergraduate studies, and tips to make the most out of your advisement meetings!

Hosted by: The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Undergraduate Education
Audience: Undergraduate students

The Balancing Act: Time Management Strategies for Student Success

Thursday, September 17 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Class time, assignments, studying, extracurriculars, socializing, personal care, and more! How can I balance it all? This session introduces actionable strategies for managing a busy schedule, and thus promoting personal wellbeing and academic focus.

Hosted by: Lynn Noel, Academic Advisor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Undergraduate Education
Audience: Undergraduate students

Student Success in Online Learning

Monday, September 21 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

The "Student Success in Online Learning: Preparing for Remote Instruction" online webinar provides tips on what to expect and how to be successful as a University at Buffalo student in remote courses.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How online learning is different than traditional courses
  • Library services that are available to remote learners
  • Tips for being successful

Hosted by:  Erin Rowley, Head, Science & Engineering Library Services, Engineering Librarian, and Robin Sullivan, Teaching and Learning Strategist, Education Services

Audience: Undergraduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is required for this session. Complete the registration form to receive the Zoom meeting details via email prior to the event.

Hacks & Tips for the STEAM Virtual Career Fair

Thursday, September 24 | 4:00-5:00 PM EST

The STEAM Job + Internship Fair, which will take place virtually from October 5-October 9, 2020, is UB's largest job and internship fair. This event connects employers with UB students interested in the science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields.

Join us for a live Zoom session to help you understand the format of this year's virtual career fair, and tips to help you successfully prepare and present yourself as an excellent job or internship candidate to potential employers.

Whether you are ready to seek out jobs or internships, or whether you're just joining us as a new student at UB, all are encouraged to participate! Even if you are not ready to pursue job or internship opportunities, learning about the event, the types of companies/opportunities presented, and how to best prepare yourself will help boost your confidence for when you are ready.

Hosted by: Holly Justice, Career Counselor at UB Career Services

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is not required. Join using the button to the right, or search for Meeting ID: 990 9675 8461, Passcode: 920815.

Financial Literacy Workshop: Funding Your Education

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:00-5:00 PM EST

Understanding how to fund your education, and the short and long term outcomes of your financial aid decisions can be a complicated feat. Join Christina Horner, Financial Aid Advisor for an informative session on financial literacy, including:

  • An overview of financial aid
  • Understanding federal student loans, private loans, and parent loans
  • Budgeting based on the Cost of Attendance
  • How loan repayment works
  • The important of claiming financial aid benefits by completing the FAFSA and TAP applications
  • Q&A... bring your questions! 

Hosted by: Christina Horner, Senior Financial Aid Advisor, UB Office of Financial Aid

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students (though some content will be pertinent to undergraduate students only)

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is not required. Join using the button to the right, or search for Meeting ID: 970 0136 7975; Passcode: 600827. 

How to Take Notes: There's More Than One Way

Thursday, October 1 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Have you ever found your mind wandering during a lecture? Or revisited your class notes and been unable to interpret what you intended to record?

Join us for a workshop on focused learning and note taking:

  • Tips on paying attention better in class
  • Actionable strategies for effective note-taking (included renowned methods such as Outline, Cornell, and Mind Mapping)

Bring paper and a pencil to follow along with a couple of note-taking trial runs during the webinar! 

Hosted by: Lynn Noel, Academic Advisor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Undergraduate Education

Audience: Undergraduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is not required. Join by using the button to the right, or search for Meeting ID: 912 2024 1161

Study Smarter, Not Harder

Tuesday, October 6 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Join our academic advisors to learn tips and tricks to maximize your time preparing for midterm exams. Incorporating strategies and techniques for studying into your test prep routine can help you retain information, enhance your understanding of the content, and reduce feelings of stress while taking an exam. Topics explored will include:

  • Building a study environment that works for you
  • Compiling a study guide (several ways to do this!)
  • Specific tips for studying for math and science courses

Hosted by: Lynn Noel and Eric Comins, Academic Advisors in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Office of Undergraduate Education

Audience: Undergraduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is not required. Join by using the button to the right, or search for Meeting ID: 993 8477 2540

Dealing with Stress More Effectively During COVID-19 and Beyond

Wednesday, October 7 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Join Dr. John Jurica and Matthew Henninger from UB Counseling Services for a session on managing stress and promoting personal mental wellness as an engineering student. Though stress is a normal reaction to life’s complex demands, there are actionable strategies that can help you cope with, reduce, or better understand your stressors.

*Please note that this session is an information session and casual discussion forum that all SEAS students are welcome to join. If you are in need of additional mental health support, please contact UB Counseling Services for information on individual or group therapy services.

Hosted by: UB Counseling Services

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is not required. Join by using the button to the right, or search for Meeting ID: 991 1948 9018, Passcode: 749918. 

Graduate School 101: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, October 20 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Thinking about Graduate School in the future, or not quite sure what you are planning to do after graduation? If so, then you will not want to miss this session to find out important information to best assist you in the process.  

Hosted by: SEAS Office of Graduate Education

Audience: Current undergraduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is required*. Zoom meeting information will be distributed to registered participants.

*If you are enrolled in the SEAS 360° Certificate Program and wish to receive credit for attending this session, please register through the link provided to you by email.

Graduate School 201: How to Navigate the Application Process

Wednesday, November 4 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

If you are thinking about Graduate School in the future then this session is a must. This is the second part of a three part series - you will be given the tools to help you navigate the application process to make your application stand out. 

Hosted by: SEAS Office of Graduate Education

Audience: Current undergraduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is required*. Zoom meeting information will be distributed to registered participants.

*If you are enrolled in the SEAS 360° Certificate Program and wish to receive credit for attending this session, please register through the link provided to you by email.

Graduate School 301: Financial Literacy

Tuesday, November 10 | 3:00-4:00 PM

Thinking about Graduate School in the future and interested in funding opportunities?  This is the final part of a three part series, and  is extremely important! Find out important information to best assist you in the process of how to find funding opportunities and how to navigate the process. 

Hosted by:  UB's Office of Fellowships and Scholarships

Audience: Current undergraduate students

Zoom session info: Pre-registration is required.* Zoom meeting information will be distributed to registered participants.

*If you are enrolled in the SEAS 360° Certificate Program and wish to receive credit for attending this session, please register through the link provided to you by email.