Beyond the Classroom

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Your success is important to us. Plentiful resources for current students, numerous professional development opportunities, career advice and an office dedicated to our postdoctoral scholars, are just some ways in which UB can help you succeed beyond the classroom.

Graduate Professional Development

We’re here to help you prepare for career success with opportunities and resources to build your professional skills, grow your network and enrich your personal development. 

  • Beyond the Professoriate is an online professional development training platform where graduate students and postdocs can explore career options and learn job search strategies to successfully transition into academic or non-academic career paths.
  • Need time to focus on your dissertation? Attend a Dissertation Retreat. Dissertation retreats are multiple-day, focused writing events to help you make significant progress toward completion of major projects. 
  • Find faculty mentors outside of your research area in the Network for Enriched Academic Relationships (NEAR).
  • Try out for the Three Minute Thesis competition where you will learn to effectively convey the essence and importance of your research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, with one PowerPoint slide.
  • Find dissertation inspiration in Write Through, a series of articles highlighting the processes of writers who found their way through the dissertation process in a timely fashion. 
  • Take a look at some events for graduate and professional students happening around campus.

Career Resources

Before you apply for a job, it is critical that your application package is the best that it can be. The Graduate School has partnered with the Career Design Center to offer resources to help you with your application package. Let us help you:

Be sure to visit UB's Career Design Center website for additional resources, including samples and information on how to meet with a professional to help you better tell your unique story.

Postdoctoral Scholars

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, a sub-office of the Graduate School, provides a formal communication link among postdoctoral scholars, faculty and university administration. Learn more about: