Experiential Learning Stories

Discover the exciting projects UB students are working on to get experience and build skills for their careers. Search for projects or make an appointment to find something that's right for you!

  • Madelyn smiles for the camera.

    By examining female community networks through the lens of the social pillar of sustainability, we can begin to envision a model for a nationwide, sustainable agriculture revolution.” -Madelyn Radel

  • Victoria sews buttons onto headbands in her dorm room.

    “I would HIGHLY encourage my fellow colleagues to participate in projects remotely during this time - especially with COVID efforts and aiding to mitigate the shortage of these materials.”  -Victoria Blazeby

  • Due to the evolving pandemic, most companies and their leaders need to change their business strategy, so it is an excellent chance to observe their reaction. Therefore, I can learn how they use their soft skills in dealing with the changes, such as leading the team and communicating with the public. - Yijia Pan

  • Adam works remotely from home.

    "In the time of social distancing, I think it's important that we keep working on the projects that matter. Especially under quarantine, it's nice to know that I'm making a difference, no matter how small it may be." -Adam Dounane

  • The first step is reaching out and talking to someone. And if you can just get through that step, the process becomes so much easier. I promise you: you will not regret just talking and asking questions and getting to know people. You won’t regret it. It’s the best decision you’ll make in your time at UB. - Henry Dacres

  • The most valuable lesson I learned was how to stay focused under external pressure. In my career going forward, it will be important to recognize challenges as they come and tackle them one by one.” - Guodong Huang

  • the Streetwise team in front of their prize-winning poster.

    “Our proposal, Streetwise, tied for first place in the senior housing design competition. We worked through the fall semester to design a mixed-use cooperative that offers a safe space for children.” -Marissa Hayden & Autumn Bender

  • I understand the situation I am in today.I had the opportunity to come to the United States and obtain my degree from UB. I’ve learned so much; I’ve met so many incredible people. And now, I have the resources and the experiences, and I can use those and apply those to my very own community where I grew up, to uplift it and use my knowledge to help others. It’s definitely a great feeling, and we’re so incredibly excited and happy that this project has turned out the way it has. - Pemba Sherpa