CSTEP Connect

CSTEP Connect matches students with CSTEP alumni who have volunteered to allow students to shadow them in their current profession. During UB’s winter session, CSTEP students spend part or all of a workday with a CSTEP alumnus, during which they’ll get to observe a typical work day, ask questions and solidify career interests.

Who can participate?

CSTEP scholars and CSTEP alumni of all majors and professions are invited to participate.

Where will the job shadowing take place?

This one-day job shadowing opportunity takes place in the alumni’s place of employment, or can be arranged to occur over the phone or online via Skype or a Google hangout. We’ve had CSTEP Connect opportunities occur across New York State and in students’ hometowns where CSTEP alumni are accessible.

When is it?

Any day during UB’s winter session in January. Our application deadline is in early December.

How will it benefit me?

If you’re a current student, connecting and networking with a professional in your field of interest is a great opportunity to get a different perspective on your major, career path and professional duties. If you’re a CSTEP alumnus, this is an opportunity to connect with, mentor and positively impact students. It’s also a great way to give back to CSTEP and UB.

Apply for CSTEP Connect

For more information about applying for CSTEP Connect, please contact:

Shanna Crump-Owens
Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program  (CSTEP) 
University at Buffalo
222 Norton Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

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