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.
“I wouldn’t have been able to afford a study-abroad program if it weren’t for the scholarships I received. That trip changed my educational direction, career goals, personal interests and, ultimately, my life. That’s powerful.”
“The incredible professors and clinicians at UB taught me to stay as curious as possible. That inquisitive mindset continues to open doors for me today. And it’s why I was prepared to lead a code blue cardiac arrest in my first year out of pharmacy school.”
“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.”
"After my father died, I didn’t know how to break the cycle that I was in, but I knew I wanted to make better decisions. That’s when my wife suggested I go back to school. When I found out I got a scholarship, it took my breath away. It literally save us."
“The opportunity to take specialized courses in sports and entertainment law under the guidance of the best and brightest professors prepared me to hit the ground running following graduation. I was the first associate Goldberg Segalla had ever hired directly out of law school, and was able to immediately make a positive impact by founding the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group.”