When I was 24 years old, I quit my job as a TV news producer to be a freelance reporter in Lebanon. I was confident I could succeed as an overseas reporter—largely because of my experience at the University at Buffalo.
Aman Singh (BS ‘12) and his brother Ajay Singh are bringing the spices and flavors of the streets of India to Buffalo in their new restaurant, Naan-Tastic. The brothers’ second venture opened on Niagara Falls Boulevard in early 2019.
John Koltai (BA '04) was a shy kid from Amherst when he started at UB. Now, he's a full-time freelance designer, animator and director who has worked on films such as Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier and Thor: Ragnarok.
Oliver Young (Yang Hanfeng) (MBA ’04) exemplifies the strength of UB’s global alumni network. Students and fellow graduates benefit from his mentorship and strong ties with the university, his position as a business leader and his connections to the Warren Buffets of the world.
“It was an incredibly remarkable experience to watch my students create the first-ever text book written by 75 undergraduates, all while they were learning the content themselves. That type of experiential learning is powerful.”
“I leveraged what I was taught at the School of Management and built upon that foundation to succeed as a tech entrepreneur. My education gave me the confidence and knowhow to look at every project and give it a full 360 review to improve the technologies we were building.”
“UB has provided me with countless opportunities to study educational interactions. Those small, yet important moments have done more than enhance my passion for education–they’ve prompted me to imagine new possibilities for teaching and what learners can ultimately do with the languages they study.”
“As a UB student, I have the pleasure of serving as council on membership chair for the American Student Dental Association at the national level. I love that I’ve been able to meet so many people from across the country and discuss how we can make a difference in our field.”