Reflect on your successes and struggles as a UB undergraduate and support area high school students as they prepare to navigate the college process.
With so much focus on getting into “the right” college and navigating the application process, many students are not prepared for the actual experience of being an undergraduate. The initial semester/s can be particularly jarring as students navigate new academic expectations, competing demands, and advocating for themselves within an unfamiliar settings. When they experience failure for the first time, it can be difficult to maintain their sense of confidence and not succumb to "the imposter syndrome" - feelings of not being qualified and fear of being found out.
As a current UB student, you are working through your own set of challenges towards reaching your academic and professional goals. While reflection on your journey can help support your own growth and development, it can significantly benefit those yet to embark on their own undergraduate educations. Namely, in addition to simply getting into college, they could begin to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that await them. The insights and suggestions that you can provide are especially important for students who do not have access to family or contacts who have successfully completed college.
Through this project, we will partner with area high schools and programs that support first-generation students in graduating from high school, entering, persisting, and completing a post-secondary education. Through your project, you will produce a multi-media presentation that shares insights and strategies based on your own experiences toward the goal of supporting student preparation and success. This project is designed for students participation in CEP 199 with Dr. Huber but is open to other students interested in this opportunity.
Students will produce a multi-media presentation that will include the following:
|Length of commitment||8-10 weeks|
|Start time||Spring 2022|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid? ||Hybrid|
|Level of collaboration||Individual or small group|
|Benefits||Community engagement digital badge|
|Who is eligible||Students in CEP 199 with Dr. Huber or any undergraduate student with interest.|
A 3 - 5 page paper including: